Dr. Rachel Droogsma

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Dr. Rachel Droogsma

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
rdroogsm [at] NebrWesleyan.edu

Smith-Curtis 330A

(402) 465-2368

Students have different learning styles, and it's important that each class period meet the needs of each learner. To accomplish this, I use a variety of different teaching techniques in my classroom, from small group discussions to activities, from short lectures to case study analyses, and more. And, I always use examples, stories, and visual aids to help students understand course concepts. Learning should, after all, be challenging and engaging, too.

Ph.D., Communication and Culture. Howard University, Washington, DC.
Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies. Howard University, Washington, DC.
M.A., Communication and Culture. Howard University, Washington, DC.
B.S., Speech Communication. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Intercultural Communication
Gender Communication
Fundamentals of Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Liberal Arts Seminar

Intersectional identities (culture, race, class, gender, religion, etc.) in communication
Intercultural, interracial, and interfaith communication
Communication, culture, and power
Service learning and activism in communication teaching and research

Faculty Advocate for Diversity Award, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 2012
Past Chair of the Women's Caucus, National Communication Association, 2010-2013
Chair of the Women's Caucus, National Communication Association, 2010-2011
Certificate of Recognition, Lincoln Homelessness Coalition, for commitment to service learning and for the service project performed by my Gender Communication class for Fresh Start Home for women, Fall 2010