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Northwest Missouri State University

Matt Walker

Matt Walker



101 Wells Hall


660.562.1947 (fax)

Assistant Professor



  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2001
  • M.A. Communication, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • B.A. Communication Arts, Grove City College, 1994

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Principles of Leadership (real-time and online)
  • Small Group Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Principles of Interviewing (real-time and online)
  • University Seminar
  • Senior Seminar

Academic Experience

Year Title/Rank Department Institution
2001-Present Assistant Professor Communication, Theatre & Languages Northwest
1999-2001 Assistant Professor Communication Studies Huntington College
1999-2000 Adjunct Professor Business William Woods University
1996-1999 Graduate Assistant Communication University of
Missouri - Columbia

Faculty Responsibilities and Committee Assignments

  • Faculty advisor to Organizational Communication Student Organization (Northwest)
  • Faculty advisor to 41 students (Northwest, Fall 2004)
  • Advisor to Sigma Phi Epsilon national fraternity (Huntingdon College)
  • Organizational Communication/Speech Communication Team Leader
  • Curriculum Committee co-chair
  • Athletics Committee (2001-2003)

Major Creative/Scholarly/Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, NCA
  • Competitive Paper, Effects of informational types on transferees and newcomers - National Communication Association, Chicago, IL
  • Pedagogical Activity Presentation, Label jars, not people: a stereotype activity - National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL
  • Panel Presentation, Uncertainty reduction theory and its application in the classroom - Central States Communication Association Convention, Omaha, NE