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Our Faculty - Kimberly Cuny

Appointments

Director, The University Speaking Center
Co-Director, Multiliteracy Centers
Senior Academic Professional, Communication Studies

Office: 3332 MHRA
Phone: 336-256-1346
Fax: 336-256-3281
Email: kmcuny@uncg.edu

Profile

Kimberly M. Cuny, MFA, holds a faculty appointment with UNC Greensboro's Communication Studies Department and has served as the director of The University Speaking Center for the past 11 years. Kim is currently serving as Co-Director of UNCG's Multiliteracy Centers program. She earned the National Communication Association’s Beth VonTill Communication Centers Newcomer Award and Linda Hobgood Distinguished Service to Communication Centers Award, the National Association of Communication Centers’ Joyce G. Ferguson Research Award, and Teaching Excellence for her part time classroom work at Guilford Technical Community College.

Over the last 20 years, Kim has published and presented numerous pedagogical innovations, chapters, and articles. Kim's recent publications include an article on unconditional positive regard, empathetic listening, and the impact of digital text driven communication in the International Journal of Listening and a coauthored chapter on supporting marginalized voices in building sustained community movements in Teaching Communication Activism: Communication Education for Social Justice.  Kim’s pedagogical and creative interests include radical pedagogy, experiential learning, speaking center studies, and use of storytelling, along with process drama, to help young children make sense of the world around them. On her first day of kindergarten, Kim told her classmates the story of Chicken Little, and she has been telling stories to children ever since.

Education

MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Theatre for Young Audiences
M.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Communication Studies
B.A. Monmouth University, Speech, Communication, and Theatre

Courses

Communicating Ethically Contemporary Global Issues in Free Speech
Creative Dramatics Critical Discourse
Independent Guided Study Internship Studies
Interpersonal Communication Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking Relational Communication
Speaking Center Theory and Practice Speech Fundamentals
Storytelling Studies in Communication Across the Curriculum
Theatre Appreciation

Curriculum Vitae (PDF Format)