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Nov. 15, 2017
Two chapters authored by Dr. John Katsion, associate professor of communication at Northwest Missouri State University, are being published in an upcoming book, “Communication in the Classroom: A Collection of GIFTS.”
The book is a compilation of more than 100 Great Ideas for Teaching Students, or G.I.F.T.S.
Katsion contributed text about a classroom activity for teaching the concept of power dynamics within a small group. He also submitted an idea for teaching non-verbal communication that aims to help students understand the way nonverbal immediacy cues work and uses an episode of TV’s “The Bachelor.”
“Both of these teaching activities were ones I created while teaching at Northwest,” Katsion said. “I was asked to submit G.I.F.T.S. that I presented at various conference for this book project, along with a lot of other scholars in communication studies. Thankfully, two of my activities were chosen out of a very large pool of great ideas.”
Katsion joined the Northwest faculty in 2010 and teaches communication courses. He taught previously at Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Missouri, and at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. He has a Ph.D. in communication studies from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia; a master’s degree in speech communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato; and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College in Owatonna, Minnesota.
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