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Graduate Program in Communication & Culture

Faculty Profiles

Susan Cody

Media and Culture

University   Ryerson University
E-Mail Address   scody@ryerson.ca
Phone Number   (416) 979-5000 ext. 2644
Office Location   RCC-360-H
Office Hours   TBA


Education

M.A. (Toronto); Ph.D in English Literature (Toronto)

Biography

Susan Cody is Chair of the Department of Professional Communication and Associate Professor. She first taught in the Department in 1982 and has been Continuing Education Coordinator for ProCom and SRC (Scholarly, Research, Creative Activities) Associate for the Faculty of Communication & Design.

She holds an M.A. and PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto (dissertation: "Henry James and James Joyce: A Study in Modern Fictional Techniques") and an Honours BA, summa cum laude from York University.

She co-authored Reporting Technical Information, 1st and 2nd Canadian editions (with Boyd and Sarris, respectively), adaptations of 600-page technical communication texts, Allyn & Bacon publishers, 1999, 1996.

Research Interests

Health communication, organizational communication and text analysis

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Harold [Innis] taught us how to use the bias of culture and communication as an instrument of research. By directing attention to the bias, or distorting power of the dominant imagery and technology of any culture, he showed us how to understand cultures.
~ Marshall McLuhan