M. L. Sandoz
7245 Highway 70 South #104
Nashville, TN 37221
Master of Science. August, 1985, Mississippi State University. Psychology and Communication. Thesis title: The Impact of Intragroup Competition on Interpersonal Attraction and Credibility. (Overall GPA = 4.0).
Bachelor of Arts. May, 1983, Mississippi State University. Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. (Overall GPA = 4.0).
Vanderbilt University, 1991 - present. Sr. Lecturer and Director of Debate. Teaching: Argumentation and Debate, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication.
Mississippi State University, 1983 - 1991. Teaching: Elements of Persuasion, Communication Theory, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication. Assistant Coordinator of Public Speaking Courses: Duties included maintaining and improving standardization of all sections of public speaking offered (35+ per semester).
PUBLICATIONS AND CONVENTION PRESENTATIONS
Panelist, Investigations of Privilege in Debate, National Communication Association Annual Conference (Seattle, Washington), November, 2000.
Alternatives for U. S. Space Exploration, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1990).
Alternatives in Prison Reform, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1989).
Enhancing the Quality of Life for the Aging: The Cut and Paste Book of Debate Evidence for 1988-1989, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1988).
Alternatives: On Enhancing the Quality of Life for the Aging, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1988).
Our Latin American Foreign Policy: The Cut and Paste Book of Debate Evidence for 1987-1988, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1987).
Alternatives: On a U. S. Foreign Policy Toward Latin America, (St. Louis: Springboards, Inc., 1987).
with Hickson, M. L. and Powell, L. "The Effects of Eye Color on Homophily, Attraction, and Credibility," Communication Research Reports, 1987.
et al. "New Directions in Nonverbal Research: Gender/Role Socialization," presented at the Speech Communication Association Convention (Chicago, IL), November 3, 1984.
with Couvillion, M. B. and Cullinane, S. A. Participating in Public Speaking, (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1984).
with Hickson, M. L. "Technology, Apprehension, and Alienation: A Pilot Study," presented at the Southern Speech Communication Association Convention (Baton Rouge, LA), April 5, 1984.
COMMITTEES AND SERVICE
Cross Examination Debate Association: First Vice President, 2003; National Tournament Committee, 2003; National Awards Committee, 2003; CEDA Research Committee, Chair, 2002; Topic Committee, Chair, 2002; Second Vice President, 2002; National Tournament Committee, 2002; Planning Committee for the National Communication Association Annual Conference for 2002, Planning Committee for 2001 Academic Debate Conference; CEDA National Executive Council, 1998-present; Southeast Central Regional Representative, 1998-2001; Chair, CEDA National Public Relations Committee (2001); Southeast/Southeast Central Scott Pejaver Award Selection Committee (2000); CEDA Parliamentarian (1999-2001); CEDA Constitutional Revision Committee (1999); CEDA National Awards Committee, 1998; CEDA National Nominating Committee, 1998; Committee for Approval of Research at the CEDA National Tournament (1997).
Departmental: Service on departmental committees at Mississippi State University included committees for course development, textbook selection, test development, test analysis, awards, evaluation of support staff, evaluation of department head, computer usage/training, and budget committees.
Institutional: Service at Mississippi State University included presentations to campus organizations and speech preparation consultation for campus faculty and staff.
Academic advisor, Mississippi State University. Responsible for advising approximately 25 - 30 communication majors per year in areas of emphasis including public relations, communication management, journalism, and broadcast.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & HONORS
Cross Examination Debate Association's 2002 National Public Debate Award. Presented to Vanderbilt Debate, M. L. Sandoz, Director. Award recognized the Community Debate Program and the VUPoint weekly television show aired on VUTV.
Southern Forensics Association's Forensic Educator of the Year, presented at the Southern States Communication Association 71st Annual Meeting, Lexington, KY, 2001.
Cross Examination Debate Association Second Vice President, 2001-2002.
Critic of the Year Award, Southeast Central Region, Cross Examination Debate Association, 2000.
Cross Examination Debate Association National Executive Council, 1998-2001. Regional representative, Southeast Central Region.
Top Coach Award (4 given per year), Novice National Tournament, Cross Examination Association, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1995.
Middle Tennessee Urban Debate Development Committee, 1998.
Textbook reviews: Four communication texts have been reviewed for Harper and Row Publishers.