Professor of Communication; Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning; Director of Assessment
Dr. Oswald Wilkins, the department’s other co-chair, focuses many of her efforts on improving and measuring curriculum progress within the department. Her conference coming up in January aims to improve general communication classes for all students. In addition, her recent paper presentation focused on how students learn and how to know if they come out of a class with improved skills. Oswald Wilkins said, "Being involved in scholarship helps me give a face to the theories and concepts I'm so passionate about teaching students. It exposes me to new ideas to teach students about. As someone who teaches theories to students, doing my own research helps keep me sharp in those ways. It helps me to never fail to sympathize with my students when they're doing their own research projects."