Ellen Bonaguro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Transitional Retirement
Phone: (270) 745-3296
Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Quantitative Research Methods
Health communication, history of the field, provider-client communication, communication and health outcomes, organizational communication in health care contexts, health communication campaigns
Ph.D. - Communication, Ohio University
Department of Communication
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, Ky. 42101
Kreps, G., & Bonaguro, E. (2009). Health communication as applied communication inquiry. In Frey,
L., Cissna, K. (Eds.) Handbook of applied communication research. New York: Routledge
Query, J., Bonaguro, E., Siriko, T., Maslowski, B. (2006). A review of the Handbook of Health
Communication. (Thompson, TL, Dorsey, AM, Miller, KI, & Parrott, R.(Eds., 2003). Journal of
Kreps, G., Bonaguro, E., & Query, J. (1998). The history and development of the field of health
communication. In L. Jackson & B. Duffy (Eds.), Health communication research: A guide
development and directions. Westport, CT:Greenwood Press.
Dr. Bonaguro is returning to the department after serving as the Director of the Academic Advising and Retention Center and then as the Associate Dean of Student Services and Enrollment overseeing AARC, Student Disability Services and five TRiO programs. She has been actively involved with improving the advising services for WKU students and also increasing the retention of current students.
National Communication Association
National Academic Advising Association
Kentucky Academic Advising Association
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