Lecturer & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Instructional Communication, Communication & Technology, Group Communication, Distance Education, & Media Studies
M.A. Speech Communication, Texas State University-San Marcos
B.L.S. Speech Communication, St. Edward's University, Austin.
Office Location: Centennial Hall 324
Office Phone: 512-245-3856
About Ms. Stewart
Ms. Stewart is currently a Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Texas State University-San Marcos and has formerly taught as an adjunct faculty member at St. Edward's University in Austin and at Austin Community College. She held the position of Assistant Basic Course Director at Texas State August 1999 - August 2000. She was honored as the Outstanding Graduate Student and as Outstanding Teaching Assistant in 2000 by the Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Communication Studies.
Ms. Stewart's corporate work experience includes Executive Vice President - Regional Manager at Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, Irvine, California; Regional Sales Manager at TRW Title Insurance Company, Overland Park, Kansas; and Regional Sales Representative, Title U.S.A. Title Insurance Company, Irving, Texas.
Ms. Stewart has volunteered at Adult Services Council, American Cancer Society, and the YMCA. At present, she is working with animal rescue, specifically Texas Siamese Rescue and Town Lake Animal Shelter. Her personal interests include sailing, traveling, gardening, and music.
In addition to her teaching at Texas State, Ms. Stewart works with textbook publishers as an author of instructor resource manuals and textbook websites.
Sample of Courses Taught
COMM 1310 Fundamentals of Human Communication
A first course in Communication Studies. Study aims at understanding fundamentals of oral communication, and how they are integrated into interpersonal, small group, and presentational speaking contexts.
COMM 2330 Small Group Communication
A study of communication in the small group, including analysis of the influence of group structure, teambuilding, norms, roles, leadership and climate on group process. Special emphasis on problem- solving discussion. Prerequisite: COMM 1310.
COMM 2338 Public Speaking
This course helps the student to develop personal speaking skills and introduces principles of contemporary types of speeches. Prerequisite: COMM 1310.
COMM 3318G Professional Communication
Application of self-presentation and interaction concepts and skills to the transition from undergraduate studies to professional life, including resume preparation and presentation, interviewing, and interaction management in business nad professional settings.