Department of Communication Staff
- Associate Professor, Interim Director of Teacher Education 2018-19
The School of Teacher Education welcomes Dr. Blair Thompson as the Interim Director. Dr. Thompson comes to STE from the WKU Department of Communication, having just completed his term as the President of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) where he focused on economic issues in higher education. Prior to his career in higher education, he taught high school English and coached the speech & debate team. While at WKU, Dr. Thompson has served as Communication Department's undergraduate curriculum chair and graduate program director. Most recently, he completed the WKU Faculty Leadership Year (FLY) Program, where he studied Visioning, Trust & Team Building, Higher Education in Context, Conflict Management, as well as Budgeting & Finance. Dr. Thompson, an Instructional Communication Scholar, currently leads research teams focusing on communication during school crises and examining parent-teacher communications at the P-12 level.