Lisa Waite | e-Inside | Oct. 24, 2016 | Kent State University

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Lisa Waite

Senior Lecturer
Communication Studies
Stark Campus

JOB DESCRIPTION:

I am a resident communication faculty who teaches a variety of upper- and lower-division communication courses, and I also oversee internship and practicum field experiences for our communication majors. In addition to my teaching, I partner with our (Kent State University at Stark) Corporate University to offer professional development training to local businesses.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

August 1995 as part time and started full time in August of 1997

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I was the education coordinator for Stark County Regional Planning Commission. In this capacity, we partnered with Stark County Schools to provide litter, recycling and “green” education long before it was commonplace.  

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

I like the many outstanding resources we offer our students to support their academic and career journey. Also, the diverse mix of traditional and nontraditional students makes the classroom experience even more dynamic. This interaction among the generations truly advances the learning outcome. I work among outstanding colleagues where we collaborate to care for the “whole” student.

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I was attracted by Kent State’s ongoing reputation for excellence in education. A Regional Campus allows me to offer the personal attention our students so richly deserve. Additionally, my father, sister, two brothers and several nieces are Kent State alumni.  

RESIDES IN:

Jackson Township/Canton, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Canton, Ohio

EDUCATION:

M.A., Communication Studies, University of Akron

HOBBIES:

I enjoy Lake Erie-boating and time with my family. I am a gym rat and an avid reader.