Mary Bresnahan

Mary Bresnahan

Professor Emeritus

  • Communication


Professor Bresnahan currently leads 3 interesting and demanding research teams composed of doctoral, MA, and undergraduate students which have generated 8 conference papers this year. My newest endeavor is the Cultural Mentors program pairing up US & international students to exchange information about each other’s cultures.


COM 225 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

COM 391 – Topics in Verbal, Intercultural, or Gender Communication

COM 828 – Cross-Cultural Communication


Ph.D., University of Michigan M.A., University of South Carolina

Research and Teaching

Culture & identity, spirituality & health, barriers to organ donation

Research Centers and Labs

Health and Risk Communication Center

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd., Room 473
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824