College of Social Sciences and Communication
Associate Professor of Speech
Dr. Kristen McIntyre is the director of the Communication Skill Center and is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication. Her teaching philosophy is to “create a safe space for students to experience the necessary and transformative failures involved in knowledge and skill building.” In addition, she also directs Speech Communication (SPCH 1300).
In her courses, Dr. McIntyre emphasizes process and encourages students to be involved in their own learning. Past students have noted her “strong and ethical feedback,” “passion,” “patience,” and “availability.” Others have said that Dr. McIntyre shares her enthusiasm for her field with the students in her classes.
She is also an advocate for service-learning and uses it in her classroom. Service-learning is “a course-based, credit bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs and reflects on the activity in such a way as to gain further understanding…” Dr. McIntyre has included service-learning across SPCH 1300 classes and requires students to complete four hours of service-learning at a local nonprofit organization to reflect on how communication promotes social change.
Dr. Kristen McIntyre has a B.A. from the University of North Dakota, M.A. from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. from North Dakota State University.