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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Communication Studies is not just about making speeches. In NKU's program, you'll study human interaction in all its many forms — from interpersonal to cross-cultural, from effective listening to argumentation, from conflict mediation to family dynamics.

 

 

 

 

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CAREER PATHS

 

A Communication Studies degree prepares students for the art and skill of human interaction in a variety of contexts from interpersonal relationships to conflict mediation, leading to positions such as:
 

  • Presentation Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Regional Sales Director

CO-OP OPPORTUNITIES


Whatever your career focus, you can gain valuable on-the-job experience in an internship or co-op arranged through NKU Career Services.

NKU students are gaining professional experience with area businesses such as Duke Energy, Fidelity Investments, The Cincinnati Reds, Hewlett-Packard, Kroger, Procter & Gamble and The Cincinnati Bengals.


COMMUNICATION STUDIES FACULTY

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Andrea Lambert South, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication

GH 422
859-572-6615
lamberta3@nku.edu

Bio

Dr. Lambert South is a Full Professor in Communication Studies. She received her PhD in Family Communication from the University of Denver, her MA in Interpersonal Communication from Texas Tech University, and her BA in Communication and Psychology from the University of Kansas. Dr. Lambert South recently completed a JD from Chase College of Law and is licensed to practice law in Kentucky. Her areas of expertise include divorce, stepfamilies, co-parenting, family favoritism, juvenile justice, and conversations surrounding death. Professor Lambert South is widely involved in the NKU community both on- and off-campus. In addition to serving as a board member and mediator for the Northern Kentucky Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, she is the NKU IRB Chair. She is also the director of the Communication Studies and Health Communication programs. Dr. Lambert South is an active force in the communication discipline and has served as the Chair of the Family Communication and Master’s Education divisions for the National Communication Association. She has also served as the Chair of the Interpersonal and Small Group Interest Group for the Central States Communication Association. She is active on numerous review boards and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Family Communication, Women and Language, and the Journal of Communication Pedagogy.

Dr. Lambert South's research program examining divorce, favoritism, death, and adolescent treatment has yielded over 75 competitively selected papers at international, national, and regional conferences (including top paper designations) and has led to publications in journals such as the Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, the Journal of Family Communication, Death Studies, Communication Research Reports, Behavioral Sciences, and Qualitative Research Reports.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

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D. Randall Brandt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice

GH 514
859-572-5428
brandt1@nku.edu

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Michelle Crowley, M.A.

Lecturer

GH 551
859-572-6614
crowleym1@nku.edu

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Whittney Darnell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

GH 547
859-572-1329
darnellw1@nku.edu

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Crystal Daugherty, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

GH 432
859-572-1962
daughertyc3@nku.edu

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Jacqueline Emerine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

GH 436
859-572-7553
mcnallyj1@nku.edu

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Dan Ginn

Lecturer

GH 404B
859-572-1999
ginnd2@nku.edu

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Zach Hart, Ph.D.

Professor

GH 434
859-572-5573
hartz@nku.edu

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Jeff Fox, M.A.

Lecturer

GH 557
859-572-5975
foxj@nku.edu

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Stephen Johnson

Lecturer II

GH 437
859-572-7678
johnsonste@nku.edu

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Stephanie Klatzke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

GH 500D
859-572-6903
klatzkes1@nku.edu

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Jessica Kratzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

GH 459
859-572-7933
kratzerj1@nku.edu

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Samuel Lapin, M.A.

Senior Lecturer

GH 566
859-573-5645
lapin@nku.edu

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Mark Leeman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

GH 538
859-572-7550
leemanm1@nku.edu

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J. Michael Skaggs, M.A.

Lecturer II

GH 447
859-572-5836
skaggsj@nku.edu

 

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Stephen Yungbluth, Ph.D.

Professor

GH 400B
859-572-5672
yungbluths1@nku.edu

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PART-TIME FACULTY

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Maci Alf

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
alfm1@nku.edu

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Josh Blair 

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
blairjo@nku.edu

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Robert Bodle

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
bodler1@nku.edu

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Megan Cole

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
colem8@nku.edu

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Michelle Deeley Wilhite

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
deeleym@nku.edu

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Sherri Farley

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
farleys1@nku.edu

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Kimberly Grillot

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
wilsonkim@nku.edu

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Durell "Butch" Hamm

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
hammd@nku.edu

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Christopher Miller

Part-Time Faculty
859-573-5436
millerc11@nku.edu

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Lisa McKale

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
mckalel1@nku.edu

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Sharmaine McLaren

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
mclarens1@nku.edu

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AJ Miller

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
millera5@nku.edu

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Jason Mossman

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
mossmanj1@nku.edu

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Leighann Rechtin

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
rechtinl1@nku.edu

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Andrea Scheu-Worrix

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
scheua@nku.edu

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Annette Shumard 

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
shumarda1@nku.edu

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Lawrence Travis

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
travisl3@nku.edu

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Kelley Wainscott

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
wainscottk1nku.edu

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Emma Walker

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
walkere8@nku.edu

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Terkerah Washington

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
washingtonte@nku.edu

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Daryl W. Wiesman, Ph.D.

Part-Time Faculty
(859) 572-5436
wiesmand3@nku.edu

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Steven Weiss

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
weiss@nku.edu

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Lori Wheeler

Part-Time Faculty
859-572-5436
wheelerl1@nku.edu