Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang
Angeline (LeeAnn) Sangalang is a third-year doctoral student and teaching assistant in communication. Her research broadly explores psychological processes underlying persuasion and media influence. She investigates messages in health contexts, such as how stories in news and entertainment messages contribute to uncertainty about illness, perceptions of health risk and cultivate stereotypes of stigmatized health conditions.
LeeAnn is passionate about undergraduate teaching and also its intersection with research. She advocates collaboration with undergraduate researchers. A member of the national Council on Undergraduate Research, LeeAnn has co-authored work with undergraduates that has been presented at discipline-wide national conferences and is writing several white papers on mentorship in undergraduate communication research. As a teaching assistant at USC, LeeAnn has led discussion sections at the introductory level (COMM 200; Communication as a Social Science) and in the upper-level methods core (COMM 301L; Empirical Research in Communication). She additionally facilitates learning exercises in the Experiential Learning Center in USC's Marshall School of Business that cultivate skills in organizational communication and leadership.
LeeAnn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she received her B.A. with high distinction in communication and a second major in psychology. While at Illinois, she also served as a teaching intern for courses on the effects of mass media on society.