||Enid S. Waldhart
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|Appointment End Date:
|Area of Specialty:
||Oral communication, developing oral communication curriculum, and preparing future faculty to teach oral communication.
||Ph.D. in Speech Communication & American Studies. Indiana University, 1976.
MA in Speech, University of Wisconsin, 1967
BS in Speech Education, University of Wisconsin, 1964
Academic experience: Since 1980 have been Director of Undergraduate Studies in Communication; tenured associate professor in the Department of Communication (began as assistant professor in the Department of Speech in fall 1975).
||International Communication Association (ICA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)
Kentucky Communication Association (KCA)
Attended conferences – SSCA (April 2006), KCA (September 2006), NCA (November 2006)
|Primary Research Focus:
||Professorship is focused on educating students, primarily undergraduates, in oral communication; developing and improving oral communication curriculum, curriculum assessment, and instruction; and preparing students for research in communication. During 2005-2006 continued work on mastery exam for the Communication curriculum. Revised the interpersonal mastery instrument and will begin testing this in Dec., 2006. All upper-division COM courses’ mastery exams have now been tested at least one time and analysis of data will be continued through spring ’06 prior to making recommendations for subsequent terms.
||Service to discipline and specifically to the Department of Communication. This includes preparation of the current graduate students and teaching assistants to teach communication. Although the national grant has expired, preparation of these TAs to become excellent future faculty in communication.
||Continued data analysis for future publications of data on communication instruction.