Dr Karen R KruparSpeech Communication
CAMPUS BOX 034
WC 266C until move to Central in late Sept or early Oct
Personal Biography Statement
Dr. Karen Krupar (Full Professor) conducts research and instructs in organizational communications, communication theory and rhetoric/public address. She taught at 11 universities. She is president of her own consulting firm (39 years) conducting training/ OD for corporations and the U.S. federal government. For 23 years she has taught and researched at Metro State University where she designed more than 22 new courses for the communication program. She focuses on organizational communication annually teaching nine different courses. She currently teaches leadership studies, strategies for managing change processes, consulting, training, high performance teams, introduction and advanced organizational communication, communication inquiry and negotiation. She also has taught research methods, interpersonal communication, communication theory, communication and the elderly, teams and groups, non verbal communication, public speaking, advanced public speaking, conference leadership , listening and interviewing, communication and conflict. Dr. Krupar has designed and taught courses for online instruction including rhetorical criticism, classical rhetoric, communication and conflict and advanced organizational communication.
I am a strong believer in using multiple methods of instruction in my classes. This means that I use multi-media assignments, exercises, games, simulations, and activities that require you to reflect on your choices in the learning experience. This reflection prompts "double loop learning" (sometimes called "Transformation learning") causing you to critically analyze not only the "what" you are learning but the why's and how's of your behavior. This type of learning is not always comfortable for you since it frequently challenges the assumptions which have guided you in previous learning experiences. But, creativity and innovation are not possible without some emotional and behavioral expenditures. My courses push you, drag you (sometimes screaming loudly) forward into the 21st century.
I have partnered with Dr. Susan Cook (Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences) to conduct research on organizational emotional capacity, meeting management, general semantics applications in musical trends, the voiceless majority in higher education, dyadic research collaboration processes, multiple authorship, online learning, and medical/ health communications.
On the national level, I co-created two professional interest divisions for communication instructors/researchers in the National Communication Association. I was the first co-chair of the Training and Development Division (500 plus members) and first co-chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division (550 members).
I am the author/co-author of two books (communication games and public speaking) and several book chapters/ journal articles on instructional methods, digital divide, adjunct/faculty programs, collaboration, and semantic residues. I have presented numerous workshops and papers at the National Communication Association, Western States Communication Association, Central States Communication Conference, POD Network, International General Semantics Institute, AAUP Conference, and the International Ed-media and Hyper-media Conference
I have presented numerous workshops and papers at the National Communication Association, Western States Communication Association, Central States Communication Conference, POD Network, International General Semantics Institute, AAUP Conference, and the International Ed-media and Hyper-media Conference
[11:00 to 12:00]
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