Prof. Susan Hague   
Specialization: Interpersonal Communication
Home institution in US: Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana
Host Institution in India: Goa Institute of Management, Goa  
Start date/Month in India: August 2012
Duration of grant: 6 months

Brief Bio:
Prof. Susan Hague is a professor of speech and mass communication at Delgado Community College, Louisiana. She received her M.S. in communication from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette and worked for the United Way of Acadiana in Lafayette for nine years. Her experience also includes work as a radio announcer, TV production assistant and freelance writer. She is president of the Louisiana Communication Association and hosted the 2010 state conference in New Orleans. Prof. Hague serves as faculty advisor for Delgado’s student newspaper and was instrumental in creating a campus radio station. In 2011, she received Delgado’s highest endowed honor, the Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching award. She has presented at state and national conferences and is keenly interested in how service learning opportunities help to promote lifelong learning for herself and her students. She also likes to fish.

As a Fulbright Visiting Lecturer, Prof. Hague will teach students a skill-set of communication tools that they will use in their professional and personal lives. She wants them to learn that the quality of our lives is related to the quality of communication we have with those closest to us. She will promote intercultural understanding between her students in India and her students taking the same class at Delgado by asking them to communicate with each other via email, online chat and/or Skype to compare notes on cultural similarities, differences and the application of the communication tools they will learn.