Nancy Burns-Fusaro


Nancy Burns-Fusaro has been teaching in the Communication Studies department since 2001, when she was a graduate student at URI, working on her Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies, which she received in 2003. She is a staff writer for the Westerly Sun newspaper, southern Rhode Island’s only daily newspaper, where she is also a columnist, and the arts, culture and entertainment writer. She has taught courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication (both online and face-to-face) and Communication Fundamentals.

When not teaching, writing, reading or swimming, she and her husband spend time with their family (three sons, their partners and six grandsons)… usually at the seashore.


Small Group and Interpersonal Communication


  • M.A., Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island, 2003