Andrew William Cole
M.A., Communication, UW–Milwaukee, 2011
B.A., Speech Communication, UW–Whitewater, 2006
Focus of Graduate Studies:
Doctoral student focusing on communication technology, with emphasis on social impact of new technologies.
My research focuses on the relationship between new communication technologies and society. More specifically, I am interested in questions concerning how meanings of new technologies are co-constructed by users. My current research program focuses on the impact of new learning technologies on higher education at the system level and in the classroom.
Teaching Interests and Experiences:
My coursework is preparing me to teach all levels of courses related to communication, technology, and communication methods. I have taught Commun 103: Public Speaking, Commun 101: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication and Peace Studies, and Commun 201: Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Peace. I anticipate teaching Commun 313: Human Communication and Technology.
- Graduate Assistant, UW Flex Certificate Program in Technical and Professional Communication, UWM College of Letters & Science, 2013–present.
- New M.A. Student Mentorship Coordinator, Communication Graduate Student Council of UWM, 2012-2013.
- Learning Technology Assistant, UW–Milwaukee Learning Technology Center, 2011 - 2013
- President, Communication Graduate Student Council of UW–Milwaukee, Fall 2011.
- Vice President, Rhetoric Society of America Student Chapter at UWM, Spring & Fall 2011.
- Research Assistant for Professor Sandra Braman, UW–Milwaukee Department of Communication, Spring, Summer & Winterim, 2010.
- Substitute Teacher, Palmyra-Eagle School District, 2007-2009.
Cole, A. W. (2013, April). “We need empirical evidence”: Repatriation rhetoric and the denial of community identity. Central States Communication Association Conference. Kansas City, MO.
Jackl, J. A., & Cole, A. W. (2013, April). “So when are you going to get married?”: Singlism as a form of microaggression. Central States Communication Association Conference. Kansas City, MO.
Cole, A. (2012). Book review [Emotional intensity in gifted students: Helping kids cope with explosive feelings, by C. Fonseca]. Mensa Research Journal, 43(2), 80-81.
Cole, A. W. (2012, May). Dividing a shared history: Defining rhetoric within the disciplinary identities of English and Communication graduate students. Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. Philadelphia, PA.
Bergtrom, G., Cole, A. W., & Russell, M. R. (2012, April). Future faculty development: How do we prepare them for distance teaching and learning? Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop: Perfecting the Blend. Milwaukee, WI.
Cole, A. W. (2012, March). Women, audience and enthymeme in responses to Kinsey’s “Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.” Central States Communication Association Conference. Cleveland, OH.