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Dr. Michael Pagano

Associate Professor of Communication
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 224
p: x2897
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I'm an Okie, so I graduated a number of times from the University of Oklahoma. I have a B.A. in pre-med and English, a B.S. as a Physician Assistant (PA) from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in Communication with a health communication focus.

I have a rather atypical academic background in that I combined my healthcare professional role with my scholarly endeavors.  I have been a practicing PA for several decades and both my teaching and research are informed by my experiences in a wide variety of healthcare settings.  And hopefully, my interactions with patients and providers in the office and the ER are reciprocally influenced by my scholarship.

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