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  • BW Baldwin Wallace College

Faculty Spotlights

Mary Toale

  1. Department

    Communication Arts & Sciences

  2. Hometown

    Columbus/Westerville, OH

  3. Biography

    I have been at BW since 2001 and have worked on a multitude of projects with students through the years. My educational background:

    Ed.D., Instructional Communication, West Virginia University

    M.A., Communication Theory & Research, West Virginia University

    B.A., Secondary Mathematics Education, West Virginia Wesleyan College

    Teaching areas at BW:

    digital media and design, nonverbal communication, communication research methods, communication theory, instructional communication, persuasion, small group communication

Questions and answers

Why did you choose to teach at BW?

I was inspired to pursue teaching at the college level by my professors in graduate school. Before that point, I had not thought about teaching at the collegiate level. Once I made the decision to become a college professor, I decided I wanted to teach at a liberal arts school similar to my undergraduate institution. Baldwin Wallace was the perfect place!

What characteristics distinguish BW from other colleges/universities?

BW faculty, staff, and administrators care for their students and want to see their students succeed at BW and beyond. Quality education with a personal touch is alive and well at BW!

How do you mentor students?

In the Department of Communication Arts & Sciences, I have the opportunity to interact with students who are interested in a variety of subject areas. As a mentor, I try to listen to the students' interests to help facilitate the students' pursuit of a liberal arts education. After students graduate, I love to hear what they are doing and I like to meet to help give advice or guidance, if asked.

What do students like best about your class?

To find out what students like best about my classes, it would be best to ask them. If I had to guess, I would say the students like the challenging, yet fair nature of my classes.

If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?

If I were not teaching, I would most likely be coaching soccer. Otherwise, I might try to be a world traveler somehow!