Name: Karen  Schwabe
Department: Communication / Speech (Digital Media, Journalism & 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, 2018
Courses Taught
COM110 (88)
COM110 (89)
COM110 (82)
COM110 (83)
COM231 (06)
COM231 (07)
Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:15 p.m. Rm.TBA Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 p.m. Rm. TBA Central Campus Office hours:
Tuesdays/Thursdays 10:30-10:55 a.m & 1:50-2:20. Overcash 312.
Online hours available too!
Mondays/Wednesdays 10:00-1:00 p.m. Emails are checked daily. Please allow 48 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.
Educational Experience:
Dr. Schwabe was also a recipient of a Rumble Fellowship, Ph.D., from Wayne State University. The  Brommel-Hanson- Ijams Hayward scholarship at Northeastern Illinois University was also created in part of her name.
Interests include reading, hiking, boating, tai chi, playing chess, playing the piano, theatre arts, and spending time with her beautiful family.
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 48 hours! Best wishes for a successful semester!

Karen Schwabe, Ph.D.
Communication Studies

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