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    Professor Emerita                     







Ph.D., Capella University, Minneapolis, 2003
M.A., College of St. Thomas, 1980
M.S., Mankato State University, 1974
B.S., Mankato State College, 1970

Research/Creative Interests

Effective Listening and Communication, Teaching and Learning, Pedagogy, Online Education


Effective Listening, Interpersonal Communication (on campus and online), Teaching Speech Communication (on campus and online), Directing Forensics (on campus and online), Small Group communication (on campus and online), Oral Communication for Business and the Professionals, Oral Communication Skills for Training and Consulting, Nonverbal Communication, Public Speaking, Public Speaking for Technical Professionals, Interviewing, Intercultural Communication, Gender and Communication, Performance of Literature, Senior Seminar (on campus and online), Research Methods (on campus and online), and Teaching Communication Studies Online.

Additional Information

Founding member and Executive Director of the International Listening Association (ILA). I taught and worked in Latvia as a teacher and news broadcaster. Special interest in online pedagogy for high school and college teachers. I have served as a 1/2-time faculty fellow assigned to the MSUM Center for Excellence in Teaching in Learning (2005-2006 appointment).

Professional Vita (broken link)