Professor Jenny Mandelbaum received her BA in French and Philosophy from Oxford University in England, and an MA and Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas. Her research examines the organization of everyday interaction, using video and audio tapes as a resource for describing, for instance, how we tell stories in conversation and what we "do" through the stories we tell. Her findings include accounts of how we "construct" relationships and identity in and through interaction. Currently she and her students are working on a large database of video-recording of families engaged in a variety of different naturally-occurring activities. She looks forward to the continued participation of Honors students in these projects. She teaches classes at all levels (including Intro. to Communication -- Comm 101), and enjoys the challenges of introducing technology into the classroom.