Dr Amy L ZsoharSpeech Communication
CAMPUS BOX 034
Personal Biography Statement
Dr. Amy Zsohar is joining our full time team after spending 7 years on the adjunct/affiliate circuit and is excited to bring her experience in culture, gender, performance, and rhetoric to the department. After completing her PhD from the University of Denver in culture, gender, and communication, she spends her time finding new ways for students to study communication looking at identity. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her cats, going to movies and live theater shows, reading, and watching as much bad television as she can while grading. Her classes are filled with activities that make the information immediately applicable. She finds that by bringing in her own brand of crazy, her classes are filled with energy, laughter, and a great deal of learning… ninja style!
My teaching philosophy can be summed up in one word: Community. From the first moment of the semester or quarter until the last, I work to establish a safe place where all students feel they have a voice. Every person in the room should feel they are in a space where they can express their thoughts, opinions and beliefs without fear of reprisal or judgment. While not everything said in class is accepted by all, I work for a space where critical questioning and analyzing is the norm. The majority of my teaching is done in a student-centered discussion with lecture interspersed as warranted.
[11:00 to 01:00]