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The Discovery Tool lets you find professors based on the answers they supply. You can filter by department and question. Click the answer bubble to see the professor’s profile.

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When grading a student, what do you look for?
adequacy in addressing questions/goals. accuracy in applying concepts. insight in understanding of real problems or effective practices.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
to profit from education requires your active participation both inside and outside the classroom.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I treat all university students as adults, with all of the privileges and responsibilities that entails.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
readings from books/articles. sample documents/dialogue from organizations. sample dialogue from popular films. powerpoint/prezi. discussion summaries.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Application of materials learned in class, that instructions are followed, creativity, well-organized, well thought out, proper grammar, spelling, structure.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
communication audits of organizations and leaders. students apply classroom knowledge by acting as consultants to enhance others' performance.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
It doesn't matter to me if a student is an A or a C student. What matters to me is that they respect themselves and others, actively participate, and learn.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
leadership communication, qualitative research methods, scholarly publishing, technical communication.
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What is your style of teaching?
Participatory - I invite students to contribute to class discussion and ask many questions. I try to combine theory/academics with practice/real world.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Ask questions! In class, after class, via e-mail, Twitter, whatever. I think my instructions are clear, so if they aren't--it's your job to seek clarification.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I do public speaking for meeting and event industry groups nationally and internationally. I was just invited to do a 2-day workshop in Belgium.
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What is your style of teaching?
learning cycle requires students to both think and do. students take risks by experimenting and are guided to learn from their mistakes before trying yet again.
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What kind of student would love your class?
thoughtful, mature, curious, responsible, flexible, practical.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
RHM 480 convention material development. Each assignment builds on the other and all are real-world assignments. Each activity in class contributes to it.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In a given class, I'm likely to use PowerPoint, YouTube, websites, and a small group in-class activity or assignment.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are really interested in the subject. Those who are there to learn and whose main concern is not grade. Students willing to actively participate.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being named an "Integrity Zone Ally" by the student Honor Council by students who recognize me for "upholding integrity inside and outside of the classroom."
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
as a research journal editor, I produced 40 issues on time and under budget over 10 years.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
as an associate dean, I devote half of my time to administration, managing all accreditation-related activities for the business school.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Convention, conference, meetings, and business events. Within that area, legal and crisis management are my specialties.
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