Deborah Whitt
Chair, Department of Communication Arts

Director of Honors Program

 

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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.

 

Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

 

April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

 

April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.

 

April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

 

May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

 

May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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