Timea Varga

Instructor

Office Location:

Trinity Residence Hall

Email: tvarga@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7820

Fax: +1 561-237-7624

Professional Profile:

Timea Varga serves as instructor in the Dialogues at Lynn University. She earned her M.S. in Communication Media Studies and Practice and her MBA in International Business at Lynn University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in International Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, with her research interest located at the intersection of international communication and international security. A Hungarian native fluent in 6 languages, Varga joined Lynn's staff in 2011 as academic web coordinator and adjunct professor teaching in the Communication and Emerging Media program.

Prior to being hired at Lynn, Varga served as a graduate assistant in the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of International Communication, worked with the Hungarian Ministry of Defense and the NATO, and has held multiple leadership roles regionally and nationally. She is a former editorial assistant of Women' Studies in Communication, and presently serves as 1st Vice President and convention coordinator of the Florida Communication Association. Varga is also a member of the National Communication Association and the International Studies Association, and regularly presents at scholarly conferences nationwide.

Besides her academic interests, as former member of the Hungarian Haladas VSE and Savaria TSE Dancesport Teams, Varga is a 4-time Hungarian national champion, European Championship silver medalist, and World Championship finalist in Latin ballroom formation dancing. She has also danced in and choreographed for various classical, jazz, contemporary, and musical productions including Chicago, Grease, and Hair. At Lynn, she has served as head coach of the university's dance team and is currently a choreographer for the university's annual Lynn Celebration of the Arts.

Education:

B.A., Lynn University
M.S., Lynn University
M.B.A., Lynn University

Teaching Philosophy:

Timea Varga believes that learning is an interactive process that takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. Given the dynamic and cross-disciplinary nature of the Dialogues, she trusts that students learn best through an action-based approach that fosters critical thinking and the application of important theoretical frameworks in real-world scenarios.

Varga also believes that Lynn's uniquely diverse environment provides an ideal atmosphere to enrich one's intercultural competence necessary to succeed in an ever-more competitive and increasingly multicultural world. Thus, she relies on her international background and intercultural skills to expose her students to global issues, attitudes, and trends that both directly and indirectly affect their prospective fields and areas of research. Accordingly, in an era, where emerging technologies can act both as catalysts and barriers for personal and professional development, she encourages her students to continuously challenge her, themselves, and each other in order to become seasoned individuals in traditional and digital settings alike.

Teaching Specialties:

Self and society
Religion and conflict
Media literacy
Persuasion and propaganda
Intercultural communication
German language and culture

Awards and Honors:

  • Covington Who' Who in North American Education, 2012
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