Name: Karen  Schwabe
Department: Communication / Speech (Arts & Communication Division)
Title: Instructor, Communication
Office Location:
Overcash, 312
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6582
Fax Number: (704) 330-6438
Email Address:
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Dr. Karen Ijams Schwabe, Spring 2014
Courses Taught
COM110 (88) First Session
COM110 (89) First Session
COM231 (04) Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m. Overcash 217
COM231 (05) Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:15 p.m.
Overcash 217
COM 110(81) Second Short Session
COM110 (82) Second Short Session

On Campus Office hours:
Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:20-2:00 p.m.  Overcash 312. Online hours available too!
Fridays, 9:00-2:00
Saturdays 9:00-11:00 a.m. Afternoon, evening and weekend online hours too. Please allow 24 hours for response time. Please note that email is the best way to reach me!
Educational Background:
Dr. Ijams-Schwabe has a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in Communication Studies.She has taught at both universities and community colleges since 1990. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses such as: Introduction to Communication, Public speaking, Interpersonal communication, Gender differences and Communication, Organizational communication, Psychology of Communication, and Communication theory.

She has presented numerous papers for the National Communication Association and has published in the academic literature (see Ijams, my maiden name for convention and publication information). Research publications explore the impact of dream-disclosure upon self-awareness and relational intimacy. Convention presentations include topics from relational intimacy to Spiritual based Communication.
Other Information:
Dear Students,
The best way to reach me is via email. Emails are checked each afternoon and evening. E-mails will be returned within 24 hours! Best wishes for a successful semester!

Karen Schwabe, Ph.D.
Communication Studies

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