Dr. Patty Hawk

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Dr. Patty Hawk

Associate Professor/Department Chair of Communication Studies
phawk [at] NebrWesleyan.edu

Room 330, Suite F, Smith-Curtis

Email me for an appointment.

(402) 465-7554

Dr. Patty Hawk

I believe in the value of creating an invitational classroom. Students and the instructor shape the learning environment and have a responsibility to "listen so others may speak and speak so others may listen" (Littlejohn).

Ph.D.: Communication Studies, University of Nebraska
MA: Management, Doane College
BA: Business Administration, Chadron State College

Organizational Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communicating Through Dialogue
Communication Theory
Communication in a Contemporary Society
Public Speaking
Liberal Arts Seminar

MWF 10:20 Communicating through Dialogue
TTH 10:00 Communication Theory

Relational Dialectics
Social Movements

Member of the faculty/staff band "Release Time".
Collaborated with students and colleagues to design and facilitate dialogues intended to invite the NWU community into conversation about race bias.
workshops on public speaking
workshops on incorporating dialogue into the college classroom

2012 Margaret J. Prouty Faculty Teaching Award
2012 Named a "Notable Woman" by the NWU Women's Commission
2010 NWU Advocate for Diversity
2006-2007 – Exemplary Teacher by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church
Member of the National Communication Association
Member of Call To Action
Member of Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty
Member of Dignity USA