Dr. Denise Kaye
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Office: Minard 338
Phone: (701) 231-7705
I joined the NDSU faculty in the fall of 2009 after earning my master’s degree from California State University, Northridge (2002) and doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University (2006). I teach all my classes online and they include Media & Social Change, Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methodologies & Analysis and Communication Theory.
My personal research interest focuses on how weather displaces communities, creates new cultural forums and transforms cultural communication. Interviews with Hurricane Katrina survivors pioneered four plays in which performance is used as a form of communication to educate the public.
My professional background includes implementing computer networks for health care and manufacturing companies. These experiences provoked my curiosity about how humans communicate with networks in between. My first course taken online during my master’s program (Communication & Technology) taught me that online learning is just as successful as face-to-face classrooms. I want to reach out to and connect with those who need flexibility in their schedule without sacrificing college level standards for education.
This fall, I am teaching COMM 112 (Understanding Media and Social Change), COMM 114 (Human Communication), COMM 320 (Communication Analysis) and COMM 321 (Introduction to Communication Theory).