Instructor

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740.593.4826

deardorf@ohio.edu 

Ours is a voluntary walk of life. A person can fall into being a store manager or broker, but not a professor. We must choose it, aim at it, and persist in it for many years. This highlights the importance of our personal motivations, matters that are systematically omitted from our research reports and CV’s. Some of us come to this profession for no more reason than that it is intellectually engaging. But many choose this path (or hold to it) because it offers the chance of helping people, individually or in groups. (Hample, 2008, p. 319).



Education
Doctor of Philosophy. (August 2009). Ohio University, School of Communication Studies.
Major emphases: Health Communication and Sociology; Certificate in Women and Gender Studies.
Dissertation Title: Catalytic Innovations in Appalachia Ohio Health Care: The Storying of Health Care in a Mobile Clinic.

Master of Arts. (November 1999). Ohio University, School of Interpersonal Communication.

Bachelor of Science. (June 1995). Ohio University, School of Interpersonal Communication.

Associate of Applied Business – High Honors (June 1992). Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio

Teaching Experience
Instructor/Adjunct Faculty (1996-present)
Ohio University, School of Communication Studies.
  • Meeting and Event Planning (COMS 405)
  • Advanced Presentations (COMS 403)
  • Principles of Interviewing (COMS 304/2040)
  • Public Speaking (COMS 103)
  • Introduction to Organizational Communication (COMS 3500)
  • Instructional Training and Development (COMS 4510)
  • Certified to teach Small Group Communication (COMS 205)
  • Certification, Online Facilitator (December 2011)

Academic Publications
Deardorff, K.L. & Harter, L.M. (in press). Disrupting the meta-narrative of “assembly line medicine”: Creating new normals for under-served populations through mobile clinics. In Lynn M. Harter, Imagining new normals: A narrative framework for health communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Harter, L.M., Deardorff, K.L., Kenniston, P., Carmack, H., & Rattine-Flaherty, E. (2007). Changing Lanes and Changing Lives: The shifting scenes and continuity of care of a mobile health clinic. In H. Zoller & M. Dutta-Bergman (Eds.), Emerging issues and perspectives in health communication: Interpretive, critical, and cultural approaches to engaged research. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Trade/Industry Publications
Deardorff, K.L. (2011, March 10). Appalachia Rising: Ohio Partnership Provides Vital Care for Area Children. Ohio University Compass.

Deardorff, K. (January 2003). Campus in trusted hands with Life Safety Shop. Ohio University Outlook.

Deardorff, K. (November 2002). Kidney donation: A father gives the gift of life. Ohio University Outlook.

Deardorff, K. & MacDonald, A. (September 2002). A modern-day miracle: Live organ donation. Ohio University Outlook.

Deardorff, K.L. (June 2002). Gladys Medley Award presented. Ohio University Outlook.

Deardorff, K.L. (January/February 2002). Sharpening the saw: Ohio University’s Career Enrichment Institute. Facilities Manager.

Deardorff, K.L. (June 2001). Showcase 2001 meets endowment goal. Ohio University Outlook.

Deardorff, K.L. & Heyman, M. (May/June 1999). Diversity training: Does it make a positive impact? Facilities Manager.

Conference and Seminar Presentations
Deardorff, K.L. & Harter, Lynn M. (2012, November). Disrupting the meta-narrative of “assembly line medicine:” Creating new normals for under-served populations through mobile clinics. Presenter, the National Communication Association conference, Orlando.

Deardorff, K.L. (2012, November). Celebrating a COMMunity of Engaged Scholars. Panel participant, National Communication Associate conference, Orlando.

Deardorff, K.L. (2011, June). Reconnecting and Recollecting: (Re)Building Alumni Relations. Presented session at the Undergraduate Scholarship Program Administrators Association conference, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Leeman, M.A., Wasserman, K., Yamasaki, J.S., Deardorff, K.L. & Novak, D.R. (2010). Building bridges between ivory towers and the “real” world: Community-based participatory research stories. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association annual conference in San Francisco.

Deardorff, K.L., Sampson, D., Kirby, E., Hamel-Lambert, J., Zoller, H. & Leeman, M. (2010). Enlarging Research Practices by Engaging Community Based Organizations. Panel discussion at the National Communication Association annual conference, San Francisco.

Harter, L.M. & Deardorff, K.L. (2010). Invited documentary screening and graduate seminar discussion leaders. Universidade Federal Do Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Deardorff, K.L. & Hill, Herman. (2010, June). Our High Flying Scholar Became a Meteorite: What Do We Do? Presented at the Undergraduate Scholarship Program Administrators Association annual conference, Columbia, South Carolina.

Deardorff, K.L. (2008). I Ain't Got No Sheepskin, But I Know What I Know: Embodying Women's Lived Experiences in Health Care Settings. Trans-gressing Differences, Embodying Research: A Feminist Roundtable Discussion on Theorizing Unconventional Embodiments in the Field. Presenter, the National Communication Association conference, San Diego.

Harter, L.M., Deardorff, K.L., Kenniston, P., Carmack, H., & Rattine-Flaherty, E. (2006). Changing lanes and changing lives: The shifting scenes and continuity of care of a mobile health clinic. Co-presenter at the National Communication Association conference, San Antonio, November 2006.

Deardorff, K.L. The evolution of Our Bodies, Ourselves: Hormones, hot flashes, and HRT. Single authored paper presented at the National Communication Association conference, San Antonio, November 2006.

Deardorff, K.L., Finlinson, S.L., & Conry, T.W. Don’t forget to turn out the lights: Diffusion of an energy conservation initiative. Co-presenter at the National Communication Association conference, Miami, November 2003.

Deardorff, K.L., Meyer, M., Pratt, A., & Torres, B. Exploring the intersections of multiple identities: Reflections on gender communication through the scholarship of a contemporary academician. Panel presentation at the National Communication Association conference, New Orleans, November 2002.

Deardorff, K.L. Team Training: Why Do It Alone? Paper presented at the Big 10 Plus Friends Facilities Trainers Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, June 1999.

Deardorff, K.L. Congratulations on your graduation: Will you find mountains of success or a sky full of rainbows? Top paper presented at the Speech Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, November 1995.

Service to the Academy 
Session chair, “Women, Health, and Food”, Feminist and Women Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2012.

Paper Reviewer, Feminist and Women Studies Division, National Communication Association, 2012.

Session chair, Disability and Activism in Communication panel, National Communication Association annual conference, New Orleans, November 2011.

Paper Reviewer, Disability Division, National Communication Association, 2011.

Invited manuscript reviewer, Health Communication, (April 2010; June 2008; September 2008)

Service to the University/Community
Member, Ohio University Honors and Scholars Committee, 2009-2012

Representative at Large, Ohio University Administrative Senate, 2009-10; 2010-2011; 2011-2012

Member, Ohio University Kennedy Lecture/Frontiers in Science Committee, 2009-10; 2010-2011; 2011-2012
Ohio University Administrative Service Awards Committee (chair, 2010-2011; member 2012-2004)

Member, Planning Committee, Undergraduate Scholarship Program Administrators Association annual conference, 2012, 2011

Undergraduate academic advisor, University College, (2002-2008)

Member, Nominating Committee, Ohio University Employee’s Credit Union (2012-2004); served as committee chair (2012-2006)

Member, Southeast Advisory Panel, Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (1999-present)

Member, Rhodes & Marshall Scholarship mock interview committee, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, (July 2008)

Public Speaking Showcase preliminary round judge, School of Communication Studies, (March 2007)

Graduate Student Member, Faculty Search Committee, School of Communication Studies (February 2007)


Professional Experience

 

  • Associate Director
    Ohio University, Cutler Scholars Program, Athens, Ohio, (July 2009-June 2012)
  • Assistant Director; Executive Assistant to the President Emeritus
    Ohio University, Cutler Scholars Program, Athens, Ohio, (July 2004-July 2009)
  • Director of Communications & Grant Development
    Ohio University, Facilities & Auxiliaries, Athens, Ohio (March 2001-July 2004)
  • Director of Training & Professional Development
    Ohio University, Facilities Management, Athens, Ohio (1996-2001)
  • Executive Secretary to the President (92-96), Senior Secretary (90-92)
    Ohio University, Office of the President, Athens, Ohio (1990-1996)
Awards and Honors
Recipient, Ohio University Outstanding Administrator Award, 2010; award nominee, 2009.

Strathmore’s Who’s Who (2007-2008; 1999-2000). Inclusion limited to individuals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.

Outstanding Graduate Student (1997). Selected by the Ohio University School of Communication Studies faculty.

Lambda Pi Eta Stephen A. Smith Award for top scholarly paper in the division (April 1995)