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Dr. Alicia Wireman

Alicia Wireman
Chair of Humanities and Communication Arts; Associate Professor of Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2211

Email: akwireman@indianatech.edu

Office: Snyder Academic Center, 264

Bio

Dr. Wireman’s background includes experience in print journalism, freelance reporting and digital communication development. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of the Grand Valley Lanthorn, she developed digital content for various online platforms. She is currently a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Central States Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She publishes in peer-reviewed journals that focus on leadership and communication and presents at conferences every year.

My Office Hours

Spring 2024:

M: 1-2 p.m.
T: 12:30-3 p.m.
W: 1-3 p.m.
R: 12:30-3 p.m.

Classes I Teach

COMM1250 Foundations of Communication
COMM1400 Public Communication
COMM2150 Visual Meanings
COMM2210 Design Fundamentals
COMM2350 Interpersonal Communication
COMM2650 Video Storytelling
COMM3450 Multimedia Journalism
COMM3600 Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
COMM3750 Radio and Podcasting
COMM4200 Media Ethics and Law

COMM4250 Crisis Communication
COMM4500 Contemporary Media Studies
COMM4750 Applied Communication
COMM4960 Senior Capstone

My Academic Advising Roles

Communication/Digital Graphics and Design

Educational Background

  • Graphic Design Certification, American Graphics Institute, 2024
  • CITI Human Subjects Research Certification, CITI Program, 2023
  • Ph.D.: Global Leadership (Higher Education Administration), Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN, 2017
  • Global Competencies Inventory Administrator Certification, Intercultural Communication Institute, 2015
  • TESL/TESOL/TEFL Certification: Oxford Seminars, Indianapolis, IN, 2014
  • M.A.: Professional Communication, Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN, 2011
  • B.A.: English Language and Literature, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI, 2009
  • Arabic Language Certification: University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 2009

Professional Experience

  • January 2018- Present: Associate Professor/Chair of Communication, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2015-2018: Assistant Professor in Intensive English Program, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2012-2015: Adjunct Faculty, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2014: Writing Center Initiative, Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2011-2014: Adjunct Faculty, Brown Mackie College, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2013: Registrar, International Business College, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2012-2013: Adjunct Faculty, International Business College, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2011: Writing Center Orientation Chair/Lead Consultant, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2009: Freelance Writer, Shakespeare Squared, Chicago, IL
  • 2009: ESL Tutor, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • 2009: Editor in Chief, Grand Valley Lanthorn, Allendale, MI
  • 2005-2006: Spanish Tutor, Lafayette Adult Resource Academy, Lafayette, IN

Publications/Presentations

  • February 2023: “On the Spectrum: A Guide to Helping Autistic Students in the Classroom,” Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • February 2022: “Gen Z-ers: Meeting the Needs of this Innovative Population,” Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • November 2021: “Gen Z-ers: Meeting the Needs of this Innovative Population,” Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH
  • February 2020: “A Student Perspective: Restructuring Education to be more Creative and Interdisciplinary,” Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • February 2019: “Beyond the Policies: Getting Students to Interact with the Syllabus,” Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • November 2018: “The Asteroid Game: Engaging Students in Writing Effective Arguments,” Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH
  • Tolstikov-Mast, Y., Bieri, F., Walker, J. L., Wireman, A., Whitaker, B. L., Vaiman, V. (2018). Global leadership studies and doctoral education: Advancing the discipline through a targeted curriculum. In J. S. Osland, M. E. Mendenhall, M. Li (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership, volume 11 (pp. 313-343)United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing.
  • April 2018: “Comparing Values in Universities’ Mission Statements: Analyzing Forbes’ Top and Bottom ‘Best U.S. Colleges for International Students’”
  • October 2017: “International Students and Faculty in Complex Classroom Environments: Exploring the Need for Global Leadership,” International Leadership Association, Brussels, Belgium
  • February 2017: “The Asteroid Game: How to Make Writing Effective Arguments Fun for Students,” IPFW Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • February 2016: “What Do Students Want?: Exploring Current Literature on Students’ Needs from Instructors in the College Classroom,” IPFW Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • February 2015: “Airing the Frustrations: How to Develop Teaching Methods to Meet the Needs of International Students,” IPFW Teaching Conference, Fort Wayne, IN
  • March 2012: “Betraying Feminism: A Cluster Analysis Examining Margaret Sanger’s Shift in Ideals,” Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH
  • March 2011: “360 Degrees and 3-D: A Holistic Assessment of Writing Centers,” East Central Writing Center Association, Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2011: “Zahida,” Confluence Literary Magazine, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2011: “Wanting,” Confluence Literary Magazine, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2011: “Untitled,” Confluence Literary Magazine, Fort Wayne, IN

Why I Teach

My teaching philosophy focuses on being an advocate for students by providing an inclusive and innovative education, which teaches them to become advocates for themselves and others, develop leadership competencies necessary for the global 21st century, and possess the motivation to pursue a life of significance and worth.

Additional Information

Dr. Wireman’s background includes experience in print journalism, freelance reporting and digital communication development. In addition to serving as editor-in-chief of the Grand Valley Lanthorn, she developed digital content for various online platforms. She is currently a member of the Society for Professional Journalists, the Central States Communication Association, the National Communication Association and the Public Relations Society of America. She publishes in peer-reviewed journals that focus on leadership and communication and presents at conferences every year.