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Chair, Department of Communication Arts
Director of Honors Program
Deborah Whitt received her B.S. from Wayne State College and taught high school in O'Neill, Nebraska before pursuing her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has been teaching in the Communication Arts Department at Wayne State College since 1988.
Whitt's teaching interests include Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Family Communication, and Organizational Development. Her research areas include: "Fathers Staying Connected: Interviews with Divorced and Unwed Fathers," "Factors Important to Stepfamily Success" and "Using Technology to Develop Intercultural Communication Competencies." Whitt has received numerous Instructional and Teaching-Learning Foundation Grants and was selected as the 2001 Teaching Excellence Award recipient by the Nebraska State Colleges' Board of Trustees. She received national recognition as Advisor of the Year for Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Honor Society in 2004 and 2011. She also advises Cardinal Key, Honors Club and the Yarn Club.