Meet the Department
After earning my BA in journalism from the University of Oregon, I worked as a reporter on newspapers in Oregon, Nevada, and California. Moving to California’s Mother Lode region brought opportunities to provide writing, researching, and related services to lobbying and trade groups. I built a firm serving industrial and commercial clients, with a primary focus on mining and related industries, where I directed strategic planning and management counsel on environmental, regulatory, and community affairs for more than 20 years. I am accredited in public relations (APR), by the Public Relations Society of America. Part of my practice involved training company spokespeople and managers in constituent communication techniques. That experience prompted my return to graduate school so I could use those instructional skills as a community college faculty member. I earned my MA in communication studies from the University of the Pacific in 2005, and was selected to participate in the Los Rios Community College District’s Faculty Diversity Internship Program. As an adjunct faculty member in the district, I work with students at Folsom Lake College, as well as Cosumnes River College. I also have taught for American River College.
Paula Haug received her BA and MA degrees from California State University, Fresno in 1990 and 1993. Her areas of emphasis were Instructional and Intercultural Communication. She taught her first public speaking class 25 years ago at Fresno State(!) One of the smartest things she ever did was come to Folsom Lake College in 2007. She currently teaches public speaking, interpersonal, intercultural, and mass media, among others. Her office is located in FL2-146. Stop by any time!
Professor Edith LeFebvre earned both her Master’s degree in Psychology, and her PhD in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Oregon. She has taught for the Los Rios district since 1986. She has taught at many of the community colleges throughout the Sacramento area and within Eugene, Oregon. She has also taught at the University of Oregon, Western Washington University and spent four months circumnavigating the earth while teaching with the Semester At Sea Program, currently sponsored by Colorado State University. She is a full Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University Sacramento. Her specialty areas are: Conflict Management, Public Speaking, Persuasion, Political Communication, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal, Nonverbal Communication, Small Group, and Communication Theory. At the university, Professor LeFebvre is the faculty advisor for the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honor’s Society, continues to serve as a mentor for the McNair Scholarship Program, and is the Course Coordinator for the innovative Arts and Letters, ALS 151: The Studio.
Professor LeFebvre is also an artist painting abstract and metaphor continuing to have her work included in several Second Saturdays throughout the Sacramento region.
Angela loves the National Park System and has visited more than 200 parks. When she is not traveling, Angela is hiking or enjoying the outdoors. Most of Angela’s adventures are fueled by her love for cultural studies as it relates to communication. When Angela is traveling she is always looking for ways to bring what she has learned into her courses. Angela currently teaches public speaking, interpersonal, intercultural, mass media, group, oral interpretation and communication experience. Angela’s office is located at EDC ED2-259.