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Kim Smith

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Programs: Communication and Media Studies

Kim Smith is an assistant professor of communication and media studies. She joined the St. Norbert College faculty in the fall of 2016. As an organizational communication scholar, Professor Smith’s research explores the ways in which organizational landscapes evolve to fit societal demands and trends.

Currently, her research focuses on the increasing presence of and demand for flexible work arrangements in the workplace. She enjoys exploring the ways in which businesses and other organizations navigate group processes in a world where boundaries are disappearing and technological possibilities are increasing. Professor Smith is dedicated to helping both organizations and students in recognizing unique possibilities for growth and achievement.

In addition to research, Professor Smith is very passionate about opportunities to guide students in establishing meaningful connections between the study of communication and their personal and professional lives. She uses her organizational communication class to help senior communication majors anticipate the challenges and trends of their individual career paths and to apply academic theories to those real-life examples. She also developed an introductory research methods course focused on providing the knowledge and skills that are necessary for engaging in research-based learning experiences.

Courses
COME 180 Communication Research Methods
COME 324 Persuasion
COME 325 Trends in the Modern Workplace
COME 327 Health Communication
COME 426 Organizational Communication

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