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Ashley Edwards

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Interpersonal communication, social support, leadership & professional communication, computer-mediated communication, culture, and teaching in a multimodal environment 

Current courses at UWL

CST 280: Introduction to Communication and Leadership
CST 430: Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication 

Education

Ph.D. in Communication, Michigan State University

M.A. in Speech (now Communicology), University of Hawai'i

B. A. in Communication, University of Minnesota - Duluth 

Career

Teaching history

CST 110: Communicating Effectively

CST 230: Interpersonal Communication

CST 280: Introduction to Communication and Leadership

CST 351: Interviewing Principles and Processes

CST 430: Advanced Topics in Interpersonal Communication 

Previous institutions: Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication Studies, Interviewing, Intercultural Communication, Group Leadership, Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Influence and Conflict, Communication in Close Relationships, Quantitative Research Methods (Graduate), Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (Graduate), and more

Professional history

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, 2018 - present

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, 2014 - 2018 

Research and publishing

Edwards, A. A. H. (2021). From TEDtalks to TikTok: Teaching digital communication to match student skills with employer desires. Basic Communication Course Annual. https://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol33/iss1/17/

Edwards, A. A. H. (2020). Food for thought: An exercise in third-culture building. Communication Teacher. http://doi.org/10.1080/17404622.2020.1863440

Edwards, A. A. H., & Thorpe, M. E. (2019). The dilemma of being Colin Kaepernick: A rhetorical analysis of the #takeaknee protest using Heider’s balance theory. Iowa Journal of Communication, 51(1), 71-110.

Walther, J. B., Jang, J.-W., & Edwards, A. A. H. (2016). Evaluating health advice in a Web 2.0 environment: The impact of multiple user-generated factors on HIV advice perceptions. Health Communication, 32, 1 - 11. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1242036

Edwards, A. A. H., & Aune, K. S. (2014). Co-rumination with a friend about a romantic relationship: Perceptions of satisfaction and inequity. Iowa Journal of Communication, 46, 52 – 74.

Hanna, A. A., & Walther, J. B. (2012). What perceptions do people form after viewing Facebook profiles? In K. Schultz & A. Goodboy (eds.), Introduction to communication studies: Translating scholarship into meaningful practice. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Kudos

published

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies, authored the chapter "From TED Talks to TikTok: Teaching Digital Communication to Match Student Skills with Employer Desires" in Basic Communication Course Annual published on Jan. 25 by University of Dayton.

Submitted on: Mar. 5, 2021

 

published

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies, authored the article "Food for thought: An exercise in third-culture building" in Communication Teacher published on Dec. 29, 2020 by Taylor-Francis.

Submitted on: Feb. 26, 2021

 

awarded

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies; Margot Higgins, Environmental Studies; Hongying Xu, Global Cultures & Languages; Grace Deason, Psychology; and Benjamin Golden, Theatre Arts; received a CASSH Small Grant. They have been awarded a CASSH equity gap grant for “Effective Dissemination of the CASSH R&R Committee’s Report." The goal of this project is to disseminate information from the CASSH Recruitment & Retention Committee Report in a way that maximizes its impact on recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students in CASSH. Their grant allows them to pay an undergraduate student artist to create a series of infographics that will convey the information from the report in an interpretable and engaging manner.

Submitted on: Mar. 4, 2020

 

awarded

Ashley Edwards and Jessica Peterson, both Communication Studies; Daniel Hyson and Jason Sumontha, both Psychology; and Moira Ozias, Student Affairs Administration; received a CASSH Small Grant. The grant, "Racial Justice and Equity at UWL: Investing in Our Community," allows them to bring Rowen Thomas to campus to hold a customized workshop with CASSH faculty and staff. It will allow them to work on best practices to close equity gaps with underrepresented communities. Their workshop will ground individuals in their identities, and have CASSH faculty and staff walk away with action plans to integrate what they learn over the two hour workshop.

Submitted on: Mar. 4, 2020

 

published

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies, co-authored the article "The dilemma of being Colin Kaepernick: A rhetorical analysis of the #takeaknee protest using Heider’s balance theory" in "Iowa Journal of Communication" published on Oct. 1, 2019 by Iowa Communication Association.

Submitted on: Oct. 18, 2019