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Dr. Alicia Wireman

Alicia Wireman
Assistant Professor/Chair of Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2211


Office: Snyder Academic Center, 264

Office Hours:

  • Mondays: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesdays: 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays: 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Class Information

  • COMM1250 Foundations of Communication (online)
  • COMM2150 Visual Meanings
  • COMM2350 Interpersonal Communication (online)
  • COMM2450 Writing for Journalism (DAY and online)
  • COMM2650 Video Storytelling (online)
  • COMM4500 Contemporary Media Studies
  • COMM4750 Applied Communication
  • COMM4910 Senior Capstone

Academic Advisor Roles


Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D.: Global Leadership (Higher Education Administration), Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, IN, 2017
  • 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: Assistant 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

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • 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

Additional Information

Alicia Wireman’s interests include spending time with her husband, dog, and two cats. Although she loves all animals, she is a cat fanatic. She enjoys teaching communication courses, and through her personal and professional experiences, she has developed a passion for advocating for international students within higher education.