Kate Ditewig-Morris

 Kate Ditewig-Morris

Contact Information

4086 Lincoln Hall,
702 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • Tues. & Weds. 1-2:30; Thurs. 1-4 (by appointment)
Internship Program Director
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Biography

FROM CORPORATE AMERICA TO HIGHER EDUCATION

With a corporate communication career spanning three decades, I have experience as a global communication strategist and manager, business writer and speechwriter, leader and advisor, and organizational change consultant. I helped top executives of organizations, both large and small, articulate and deliver strategies to internal and external audiences.  I also worked as an independent consultant, providing services to non-profits and arts support organizations, and helping people in many different fields build their oral and written communication skills--for self-marketing as well as workplace purposes.

I now bring my extensive experience into higher education. Currently, I direct the Internship Program and teach Business Communication. Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, I will teach Interviewing Principles & Practices. My students acquire core communication skills in a creative, supportive environment that effectively contextualizes their learning: they learn to navigate successfully in professional discourse communities, to present themselves confidently, and to communicate effectively in business contexts. My fundamental goal is to help students make a successful and rewarding transition from college to the competitive, ever-changing work world that awaits.

Research Interests

  • Business Communication
  • Business Writing
  • Program Management
  • Experiential Learning
  • Organizational Storytelling
  • Professional Development
  • Personal Branding
  • Interviewing

Education

  • Master of Arts, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Bradley University

Distinctions / Awards

  • Excellent Teacher's List, 2012-2017
  • Certificate in Teaching Excellence

External URLs

Courses

  • CMN 211: Business Communication
  • CMN 304: Communication Internship
  • CMN 215: Interviewing Principles & Practices (2018)