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Leslie Collins

Professor - Communication Studies 
Arts, Humanities & Communications 
Founders Hall 220K 


Leslie completed her transfer requirements at Reedley College before earning her B.A. and M.A. in Communication from California State University, Fresno (go Dogs!).  At Fresno State, she was an award-winning member of the Barking Bulldogs forensics team and a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association's Honor Society.

After teaching as an adjunct instructor throughout the Central Valley and as a full-time instructor in Las Vegas, Leslie moved to Modesto to join the Speech Communication faculty at MJC.  She has a passion for technology-enabled communication, holds an Online Teaching Certificate from Cerro Coso College, and is working through the @ONE Online Teaching Certification Program.  She currently serves as the adviser for the Alpha Kappa chapter of the Sigma Chi Eta National Communication Association's Honor Society and is a member of the Distance Education and Campus Technology Committees.  While at MJC she has traveled to (and often presented her research at) professional conferences sponsored by Campus Technology, the Western States Communication Association, the National Communication Association, and the International Communication Association.

Outside of the classroom, Leslie is trained as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for a child in the foster care system in Stanislaus County.  She unwinds through Zumba, reading for pleasure, and digital photography.  On the weekends you will likely find her working in her garden clad in Niners gear, sipping a Lodi Zin while listening to a Giants game.

Courses I Teach

  • COMM 133,  Mediated Communication
    Communicating effectively through technology is becoming an increasingly important skill in both our personal and professional lives. This fully-online class will teach you how to: Protect yourself and your loved ones online, navigate the world of online dating, critically analyze the image of yourself projected through social media, utilize the internet to find and apply for jobs, successfully participate in virtual interviews, create an online resume, and so much more!

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