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Allen Babiarz-Lira

Office:Warde Academic Center


Allen Babiarz-Lira has over 10 years of teaching experience, most currently at Saint Xavier University as a lecturer of communication. Babiarz-Lira holds a bachelor's degree in media communication and a master's degree in communication and training, both from Governors State University. He is pursuing a doctorate in communication from Regent University. His teaching and research interests include interpersonal communication, gender communication, leadership, Disney and social media.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and being at his favorite place, Walt Disney World!


M.A. in Communication and Training
Governors State University

B.A. in Media Communication
Governors State University

Areas of Specialization

  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Disney
  • Social Media
  • Gender Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Leadership


Certificate of Online Course Development

Courses Taught

  • COMM 101: Speech Fundamentals
  • COMM 206: Communicating with Social Media
  • COMM 210: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 255: Special Topics: Disney's Communication Through Animation
  • COMM 265: Social Media Advocacy and Campaigning


"Transformational Leadership Theory: The Circle of Leadership in The Lion King."  Midwest Popular Culture Association 2022 Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill. October 2022.

"Going from West to East: Disney's Happiest and Magical Theme Park Openings," with Larissa Krenzer, Ph.D. candidate. Popular Culture Association 2023 National Conference, San Antonio, Texas. April 2023.