Andrew Cole

Andrew William Cole

Ph.D. Student

Office: Johnston Hall, Room 331
Phone: 414-229-2223
Twitter: @AndrewWCole


M.A., Communication, UW–Milwaukee, 2011
B.A., Speech Communication, UW–Whitewater, 2006

Focus of Graduate Studies:

Doctoral student focusing on communication technology and instructional communication with an emphasis on alternative pedagogy.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on communication and learning technologies. My current research focuses on the impact of new learning technologies and alternative pedagogy at the system level and in the classroom. In particular I have been looking at communication satisfaction in online courses, including Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Teaching Interests and Experiences:

My coursework is preparing me to teach all levels of courses related to communication technology, interpersonal communication and communication research methods. I anticipate teaching Commun 313: Human Communication and Technology. I will be on fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year, but also assisting in facilitation of the UWM College of Letters & Sciences Flex Option Certificate in Business and Technical Communication, which I helped design.

Course Taught:

Commun 101 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Commun 103 - Public Speaking
Peace Studies 201 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies

Relevant Activities:

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.

Recent Research:

Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Burrell, N., Cole, A. W., Cramer, E., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Hawkins, J. M., Maier, M., Mullane, R., Omachinski, K., Omori, K., DeCloedt-Pincon, D., Victor, A., Willes, K. L., & Zmyslinski, A. N. (in press). Comparing Communication Doctoral Programs, Alumni, and Faculty: The Use of Google Scholar. Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, 32(2).

Cole, A. W., Salek, T. A., & Werner, J. B. (2013, October). Prescribing action or complacency: A model of cyberchondria as rhetorical action. Paper presented at the InfoSocial 2013 conference of the Media, Technology and Society Program at Northwestern University.

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.

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.