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Kim Smith

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Associate Director of the Center for Business and Economic Analysis

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 associate professor of communication and media studies. She joined the St. Norbert College faculty in the fall of 2016. Smith’s research explores various facets of business communication, such as the ever-evolving organizational landscapes that regularly create communication challenges for employers and employees.

Currently, Smith’s research focuses on the increasing presence of, and demand for, flexible work arrangements. 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. Smith has worked with community business partners to identify unique possibilities for growth and development.

In addition to research, Smith is very passionate about guiding students to establish meaningful connections between the study of communication and their personal and professional lives. In her role as associate director of the Center for Business and Economic Analysis (CBEA), Smith facilitates professional development opportunities for student fellows and coordinates projects with community partners. In the classroom, Smith encourages students to anticipate the challenges and trends of the communication landscapes they will encounter on their career journeys and to apply academic theories to 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.

COME 180 Communication Inquiry
COME 222 Small Group Communication
COME 324 Persuasion
COME 325 Technology at Work
COME 326 Organizational Communication
COME 327 Health Communication
BUAD 689 Small Group Communication (MBA)

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