Since joining the faculty in 1989 Kathleen has taught the following courses: Introduction to Public Speaking, Argumentation and Debate, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Leadership and Interpersonal Communication, Communication Practicum/Internship, and Interpersonal and Small Group Communication.
She is CFA’s Super Advisor overseeing the virtual registration process for incoming first-year students and advises all incoming Communication Studies transfer students as they transition to the University.
She is currently researching student engagement, peer advising, student development and career development theories as they relate to academic advising. She is certified to teach online/hybrid courses, and is a member of the New Orientation Registration Committee and the LMU Internship Course Task Force. She served as a mentor in the Cooke Undergraduate Research Scholars Academy at LMU and co-coordinated a four-year plan in conjunction with the Career Development Services Office to engage students more fully in their career planning.
Born in Japan and raised in Hawaii she enjoys traveling, vegetarian cooking and working out.
Kansas State University: M.S., Academic Advising 2012
California State University, Long Beach: M.A., Speech Communication 1989
University of Hawaii, Manoa: B.A., Speech Communication 1983
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Association for Business Communication
- National Academic Advising Association
- National Career Development Association
- The Organization for the Study of Communication Language & Gender