Dr. Pavica Sheldon

Professor, Communication Arts Department


Dr. Sheldon came to UAH in 2011 after finishing her doctoral degree at Louisiana State University. She teaches classes in interpersonal and mass communication, and conducts research in the area of social media and interpersonal communication. She is the author of three book, "Social Media: Principles and Applications," "Scripts and Communication for Relationships," and "The Dark Side of Social Media: Psychological, Managerial, and Societal Perspectives." In addition, she has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Sheldon has been the recipient of research awards from both regional, international sources, and the local UAH community. She serves on four editorial boards of communication journals.

Dr. Sheldon enjoys working with students on their research projects and encourages them to participate in professional conventions where they can present their work and also network with other colleagues. Dr. Sheldon strives to create a friendly and respectful atmosphere in her classrooms, allowing students to freely express their ideas and ask questions.

Dr. Sheldon serves on editorial boards of several communication journals, and regularly reviews papers for international, national, and regional conferences.

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Dr. Sheldon's Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • M.M.C., Mass Communication, Louisiana State University, 2006
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2003

Classes Taught


  • International Communication Association

Honors & Awards

  • "Outstanding Faculty Member Award, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences", University of Alabama in Huntsville. (2018)
  • "Top Four Papers in Interpersonal Communication." International Communication Association Conference. (2018)
  • "Outstanding Scholarly Publishing." The Office of Academic Affairs and the M. Louis Salmon Library, University of Alabama in Huntsville. (2017)
  • "The Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award." Southern States Communication Association. (2015)
  • "Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, College of Liberal Arts, UAH." College of Liberal Arts, University of Alabama in Huntsville. (2014)
  • "Top Faculty Paper in Communication and Technology Division." Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). (2013)
  • "Top Paper in Human Communication and Technology Division." National Communication Association (NCA). (2010).