Professor | Communication

I am currently a full Professor of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where I have been a faculty member for 20 years.  I have experience teaching courses including public speaking, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, mediated communication, conflict resolution, persuasion, gender communication, and intercultural communication.  My research interests are in intercultural and mediated communication and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).  I am primarily a qualitative scholar.  My SoTL areas of research include assessing the effectiveness of intercultural communication skills training and assessing the impact of mediated instruction on learning outcomes. Focusing on these two areas of interest, I have published nine SoTL articles and have over 30 SoTL conference papers.

During my 20 years of teaching at the college level, I have developed a reputation as an excellent, dedicated, and enthusiastic instructor. My students find me likable, passionate, challenging, and fair. I consistently rank as one of the top teachers in my department, achieving teaching evaluations each semester that are above the department mean. I was nominated for the CSCA Teaching Award, and I won the UWW College of Arts and Communications Excellence in Teaching Award twice.  Most significantly, in 2017, I was honored to receive the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Roseman Award for Excellence in Teaching.  This award is the highest teaching honor available at UW-Whitewater.

Sue Wildermuth, UW-Whitewater