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Erin Prickett

Honors Program Coordinator

Erin Prickett joined the Honors office in 2011. Prickett coordinates the Honors Program and serves as the main point of contact for questions from parents, students, faculty, and staff regarding the program. She assists the Honors Director in various aspects of the program, including course evaluation and selection, fall and mid-year admissions, first-year registration, and student advising.

Prickett also provides a public speaking segment during the Honors Thesis Seminar, which requires seniors in the program to present their independent, scholarly research. Prickett records the presentations and archives the written work.  She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Studies Department. 


M.A., San Diego State University, Communication
B.A., University of San Diego, Communication Studies and Spanish (Summa Cum Laude)

Scholarly and Creative Work

Prickett, E. B. (2014). Managing patients' laughter and humor in oncology interviews: Justifying wellness as an interactional achievement (Master's thesis, San Diego State University).

Presented thesis research at San Diego State University's 2014 Student Research Symposium

Moran, M.B., Lucas, M., Everhart, K., Morgan, A. & Prickett, E. Why are anti-vaccine messages so persuasive? A content analysis of anti-vaccine websites to inform the development of vaccine promotion strategies (Selected for oral presentation at the 143rd annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL)

Teaching Interests

Prickett’s interests include Public Speaking, Health Communication, and Interpersonal Communication. Her research largely revolves around patient-provider communication. For instance, Prickett explored the use of patient humor and laughter in oncology visits in her Master’s thesis.