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Eileen Mejia

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Department of Communication Studies


MA in Interdisciplinary Studies, Marylhurst University
BA in Communications and Human Communication, Marylhurst University

Classes Taught

Effective Listening: Comprehension
Communication of Self-Esteem
Seminar: Improvisation Lab - The Play of Embodied Language
Creating Inclusive Based Trust Cultures
Advanced Trust Cultures
Playing in Godsfire: Embodied Poetic Openings to the Divine


Eileen Mejia is a communication specialist, teacher trainer, and the founding artistic director for a residential performance arts camp for the Eliot Institute in Washington. Her professional associations include the International Listening Association and Willamette Writers Guild. Utility of Trust, her book about trust and inclusion is nearing completion. Eileen is pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership at George Fox University.

At Marylhurst, Eileen is co-chair of the Diversity Committee, and a former co-chair of the Faculty Development and Adjunct Faculty Development committees. She is a regular presenter at faculty roundtables and orientations. In 2010, she directed a production of Translations by Friel with a cast of Marylhurst students, staff and faculty.


PGE Diversity Summit Speaker, Building Trust and Inclusion in the Workplace (2009)
PGE Diversity Summit Speaker, Micro-inequities: unlocking unconscious bias (2011)
Mary's Woods Speaker, Micro-Inequities and Micro-Affirmations (2012)


From Inside Our Mountain, Oregon Historical Society's Press, Western Imprints
Poet Mass, performed in Marylhurst, Oregon: in 2000
An Evening With Leonard Bernstein, performed in Portland, Oregon in 1994

Awards / Honors

Excellence in Academic Service and Teaching Award, Marylhurst University (2010)
Certificate of Appreciation for Service to A Changing Workforce, Portland General Electric (2011)
Hand and Heart Award for Generous Service to the Community, The Eliot Institute (2011)



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