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Sarah "Mia" Poston


Sarah "Mia" Poston

Associate Professor, Speech

Tel.: (630) 942-3296
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2615L

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Communication

Recent Courses Taught:

  • SPEECH 1100

Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Mills, C.B. & Poston, M. (2009). Disability as form of diversity: Lessons from Murderball. Communication Teacher, 23, 87-92
  • Poston, M. (2009, November) The Role of Peer and Family in the Decision to Vaccinate against the Human Papillomavirus: Stable Communication, Changing Demographics. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Poston, M. & Riffe, N. (2009, April) Understanding The Closer: Stereotyped Portrayals and Police Detectives. Popular Culture Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Poston, M. (2007, April) Gay and Lesbian Families in the Media. Panel session at the Southern States Communication Association conference, Savannah, GA.


  • BS in Communication Studies at Illinois State University
  • MA in Communication Studies at the University of Alabama
  • PhD in Mass Communication and Information Sciences at the University of Alabama