Wilfredo Alvarez

Ph.D., University of Colorado

Assistant Professor



Contact Information

Office: FA 229

  1. (773)442-5954, w-alvarez1@neiu.edu 

Website


Courses (Spring 2014)

CMTC 314: Organizational Communication (MW 4:15-5:30)

CMTC 315: Leadership Communication (MW 5:40-6:55)

CMTC 414: Seminar in Organizational Communication (T 7:05-9:45)


Wilfredo Alvarez teaches courses in communication and difference, interpersonal and group communication, leadership, and communication theory. Wilfredo's research focuses on socially significant relationships between communication and social identity (i.e., race-ethnicity, social class, immigration status, occupation, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ability status). Specifically, Wilfredo studies how communication processes are put in practice to create, sustain and resist micro- and macro-level systems of discrimination and social inequality in U.S. society.  Wilfredo earned a B.S. in Communication from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Communication from Florida State University.  Wilfredo's research has appeared in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Interaction (A. Kurylo, Editor).