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Catie Clark-Gordon


Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies Armstrong Hall, Room 109 P.O. Box 6293 Morgantown, WV 2650
Office Phone: (304) 293-3905, ext. 33434 e-mail:

Areas of Study Emphasis

  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Instructional Communication


Cathlin (Catie) Clark-Gordon, originally from Brookville, Pennsylvania, received her B.S. in Communication from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and her M.A. in Communication, Technology, and Society from Clemson University in 2016. Currently, she is a first year Ph.D. student at West Virginia University, where her research emphases are computer-mediated communication and instructional communication. Primarily employing quantitative research methods, Cathlin is presently interested in the affordances of anonymity and pseudo-anonymity, studying their implications for social presence and identity formation in social media and online learning environments. Cathlin currently teaches COMM 122: Human Communication in Contemporary Society for the Department of Communication Studies.


M.A. Communication, Technology, and Society, Clemson University, 2016
B.S. Communication, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, 2014


Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy –
Dr. John Shibley –
Mary Donato –


Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application