Marcella LaFever, Ph.D.

 Papers and Publications
  • LaFever, M. (2011). Empowering Native Americans: Communication, planning and dialogue for eco-tourism in Gallup, New Mexico. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication 4 (2). 127-145.

  • LaFever, M. (2011). Communication and Culture Clash in America’s “Indian Country”. Communication currents: Knowledge for communicating well 6(3). Available online at ttp://
  • LaFever, M. (2010). Experiential learning for group communication: Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. In D. Worley, B. Huggenberg, D. Worley, & M. Elkins (Eds.), Best Practices in Experiential and Service Learning in Communication. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt.
  • LaFever, M. (2010). Cross-cultural learning styles. In C. S. Clauss-Ehlers (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural School Psychology. NewYork: Springer.
  • LaFever, M. (2009). Include their V.O.I.C.E.: Tips for Teachers of First Generation Students. Faculty Voices: Sharing our philosophies of teaching Vol. VII. Turlock, CA: California State University Stanislaus.
  • LaFever, M. (2009). 9P Planning. Overcoming Roadblocks to Collaboration in Intercultural Community Contexts. Proceedings: International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC). International Conference; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
  • LaFever, M. (2008). Managing exams: Preventing student-instructor conflict . Spectra 44(8), 17.
  • LaFever, M. (2008). Communication for public decision-making in a negative historical context: Building intercultural relationships in the British Columbia treaty process. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication 1(2), 158-180.
  • LaFever, M. (2008). Relational dimensions of intercultural communication in public dialogue: Lessons from the Ktunaxa Nation, British Columbia and the government of Canada. Saabruecken, DE: VDM Verlag.
  • LaFever, M. (2007). Intercultural issues in public dialogue and deliberation. SIETAR BC News Bulletin 2(3), 5.
  • LaFever, M. (2007). Student voices. Faculty Voices: Sharing our philosophies of teaching Vol. V. Turlock, CA: California State University Stanislaus.
  • Varma, R. & LaFever, M. (2007). Importance of Gender Homophily in the Computer Science Classroom. IEEE Technology and Society 26(2), 43-47.
  • LaFever, M. (2006). Preparedness handbook for community planning: Communication for participatory planning in culturally diverse communities. Golden, BC: Purcell Crossing Consultants Group.
  • Varma, R. & LaFever, M. (2006). Motivating women in computer science education. In E. Trauth (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Gender Information and Technology. Hershey, PA: Idea Group.
  • Varma, R. & LaFever, M. (2004). Communication climate and satisfaction in the computer science classroom. Proceedings: Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network (WEPAN) National Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • LaFever, M. & Neal K. (2003). Enacting public journalism at the Navajo Times: A content analysis comparison with the Gallup Independent.Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.; charset=iso-8859-1&header=1

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