Stephen DiDomenico, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorE-mail: Stephen DiDomenico, Ph.D.
Office: Wayne Hall 221
Office Hours: TBA
Stephen M. DiDomenico (he/him) joined West Chester University in Fall 2020 after holding previous full-time faculty positions in the State University of New York system and at Syracuse University. He holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA in Communication Studies from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Rutgers University.
Dr. DiDomenico’s research interests are interdisciplinary and broadly focus on the moment-by-moment dynamics of everyday interpersonal encounters. In particular, he uses qualitative methods - especially conversation analytic and ethnographic approaches - to examine the situated communication practices that participants use to construct activities, identities, and relationships in a variety of ordinary and professional settings. Recent topics of interest have included mental health help seeking and support services, technology use and embodiment in face-to-face conversation, and genres of oral narrative in LGBTQ communities.
His teaching interests span a wide range of areas in Communication Studies and has previously taught courses on topics such as interpersonal communication, research methods, language & social interaction, oral communication, nonverbal/embodied action, oral storytelling, gender & sexuality, interviewing, and technology & communication design, and basic surveys of the discipline, among other courses.
- DiDomenico, S.M. (2019). Telling stories, enacting institutions: Learning how to narrative LGBTQ “coming out” experiences. In E. Falconi & K. Graber (Eds.), Storytelling as narrative practice: Ethnographic approaches to the tales we tell (pp. 53 – 84). Brill Press.
- DiDomenico, S., Raclaw, J., & Robles, J. (2018). Attending to the mobile text summons: Managing multiple communicative activities across co-present and technologically-mediated interpersonal interactions. Communication Research. doi: 0093650218803537.
- Robles, J. S., DiDomenico, S., & Raclaw, J. (2018). Doing being an ordinary technology and social media user. Language & Communication, 60, 150-167.
Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations:
- Affiliate Researcher, Rutgers Conversation Analysis Lab (RUCAL)
- Member, National Communication Association
- Member, International Communication Association
- Member, International Pragmatics Association
- Member, International Society for Conversation Analysis
Certificates & Licenses:
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) Certificate