Camille J. Saucier

Doctoral Candidate

Curriculum vitae

Department of Communication

Northwestern University


As a Communication scholar interested in strategic message designs that encourage attention, retention, and persuasion, I aim to use the research I am passionate about to inform my teaching practice. I strive to leverage educational scholarship to identify the most effective means to give my students the tools to understand the influence of messages, take advantage of communication frameworks, and employ this material outside of the classroom. As an instructor, I seek to make course content tangible, meaningful, and memorable by connecting communication frameworks and my students’ lived experiences.

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record 

  • COMM 394 Junior Writing Seminar, self-designed, Planned Spring 2024 
  • COMM 102 Public Speaking, self-designed,  Planned Winter 2024
  • COMM 394 Junior Writing Seminar: Dissecting Sticky Messages, self-designed, Winter 2023
  • COMM 394 Junior Writing Seminar: Dissecting Sticky Messages, self-designed, Spring 2022 

Teaching Assistant 

  • MSC 523 Applied Research Capstone Course, Spring 2023
  • MSC 523 Applied Research Capstone Course, Winter 2023
  • MSC 523 Applied Research Capstone Course, Fall 2022
  • HLTH COMM 469 Health Misinformation, Summer 2022 
  • COMM 261 Introduction to Strategic Communication, Discussion Section Lead, Fall 2021
  • HLTH COMM 469 Health Misinformation, Summer 2021 
  • MSC 523 Capstone Course, Summer 2020 
  • HLTH COMM 430 Changing Health Behavior, Spring 2020  

Teaching Leadership & Involvement 

Formative Feedback Partner, Fall 2022—
  • Provide teaching feedback through (a) early to mid-quarter small group analysis in which qualitative and quantitative feedback is elicited from current students or (b) teaching observations in which personalized feedback is provided on teaching techniques
Graduate Teaching Assistant Kickoff Leader, Fall 2022—
Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Leader. Presentation: “Teaching for Humans
  • A workshop session series for all incoming graduate students to provide evidence-based teaching practices and recommendations for teaching roles at Northwestern. Kickoff leaders are tasked with designing workshop presentations and materials for incoming students. This presentation focused on strategies to implement DEI and UDL principles in the classroom.
Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR), Winter 2023 - Spring 2023
  • Searle Teaching-As-Research (STAR) is a classroom-based research initiative designed to improve learning and teaching in STEM and social science disciplines. STAR participants engage with education pedagogy in an iterative process to develop research questions in a classroom context, select research methods, implement evidence-based teaching practices, collect data, and reflect on research findings to improve student learning. Culminates in a CIRTL scholar certificate.
Searle Teaching Certificate, Fall 2021-Spring 2022
  • A year-long sequence of seminars and special-topics workshops. Program material included: UDL, DEI, Engaged pedagogical frameworks; student-centered course design; research-informed course and lesson planning; student learning processes;  meaningful and manageable assessments to facilitate and gauge student growth.

Teaching Workshops and Training 

  • Mentored Discussions of Teaching Practicum. 01/05/2023 - 03/23/2023
  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Practicum: Addressing Evolving Needs with Universal Design for Learning.  10/17/2022 - 11/4/2022
  • Workshop: Active Learning Activities & Methods for Your Course. 11/7/2022
  • Workshop: Facilitating Discussions in the Social Sciences. 2/23/2022
  • Workshop: Feedback that Matters: Responding to Student Writing in the Humanities. 2/1/2022
  • Workshop: Providing meaningful feedback on student work. 12/7/2021 
  • Workshop: A Practical Look at Difficult Conversations in Academia and Beyond. 12/1/2021
  • Workshop: Tools for Teaching Critical Thinking & Analysis Skills. 5/4/2021 
  • Workshop: Transforming the Traditional Lecture into an Engaged Learning Tool. 4/28/2021
  • Workshop: Preparing for and Navigating Student Evaluations. 4/23/2021
  • Workshop: Teaching as Professionalization, Crafting an Agenda. 1/31/2020

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