Serena Daya

Teaching Assistant

Office: 124 Grehan

Phone: 859-257-1365

Email: SerenaDaya [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/daya

Health Communication

Serena Daya is a first year PhD student in Communication, with a focus in Health Communication. She studies patient-provider communication, stigma, and emerging adulthood. She received her BA and MA in Communication from Wake Forest University.

  • Office Hours
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8:00 amCOM 326 - 001
 COM 326 - 001
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9:30 amCOM 326 - 002
 COM 326 - 002
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Courses Taught

A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
Communication Strategies for Professional Excellence introduces students to a variety of technical and business theories and practices designed to be applicable to business communication in the real world. This course is focused on communication strategies to use once the job has been secured, rather than those to get the job (i.e., resume, cover letter, interviewing). Specifically, the course teaches the fundamentals of good business communication, including protocols for writing media notices/releases, marketing copy, business letters, memoranda, electronic mail, thank you notes, apology letters, persuasive messages, and business plans. Throughout these writing assignments, you will also become acquainted with the strategies used by communication professionals such as functions of media, employee, community, government, investor, and consumer relations. In addition, there will be instruction in oral presentation and in depth practice on both an individual and a collaborative basis. Finally, students will also learn tactics for running a business meeting, dealing with organizational conflict, and finding ways to enhance their business communication through technically based media.