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Laura K . Gill, EdD

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Laura Gill

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College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Laura K . Gill, EdD

Instructor

Laura Gill (Ed.D. Creighton University; M.S. South Dakota State University) joined Creighton in the Fall of 2008. She has taught Digital Communication Lab; Theories of Leadership and Organizational Change; Relationships, Work, and Culture; and Managerial Communication. Laura has experience developing and teaching online classes, including the Digital Communication Lab course; Talk to me, TED: Leadership, Social Media, and Communication; Managerial Communication; and Theories of Leadership. She has also previously served as an advisor in the Ratio Studiorum Program and worked with the Freshman Leadership Program. 
 
Laura is the Director of the Communication Center and enjoys working with students of various experience levels gain confidence speaking in front of others. She often works with students who exhibit high speech anxiety overcome their fear of public speaking.

Laura coached Speech and Debate students from 2004 to 2014. Numerous students successfully earned spots in a variety of Individual Events outrounds at the American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament and the National Forensics Association Tournament. She coached the National Champion of Program Oral Interpretation, Whitney Rice, in 2008 and Creighton's first National Champion of Prose Interpretation, Chris Fowler, in 2010.

Department

Communication Studies

Position

Instructor

Publications

  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    Gill, L. K. (2012). Tell me what you see: Teaching persuasion unconventionally. In F. Mullen & W. Mullen (Eds.), Teaching communication creatively: Practical ideas to enhance student learning (pp. 17). Liberty University Press; Lynchburg, VA. 2012

Presentations

  • Gill, L. K. (2014, August). Public speaking strategies. Workshop at University of Nebraska, Omaha: United Way Loaned Executives, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Gill, L. K. (2014, August). Interpersonal communication and patient interactions. Presentation at Creighton University: Dental Program Students, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Gill, L. K. (2014, October). Effective communication for leadership. Presentation at Creighton University: Creighton Student Union Presidential Fellowship, Omaha, NE. 2014
  • Gill, L. K. (2013, November). This is it: Connecting practice with perfection. Presentation at National Communication Association Convention, Washington D.C. 2013
  • Gill, L. K. (2013, November). Speak your mind: Why presentations are about much more than speaking. Presentation at Creighton University: University College/Graduate School Nontraditional Students Week, Omaha, NE. 2013
  • Communication Studies Colloquium, September 2012. Online Course Development of COM 111: Introduction to Communication Studies. 2012
  • Keimig, L. K. (2009, November). When climates collide: Combing through the forensics culture shock. Presentation at National Communication Association Convention, Chicago, IL. 2009

Awards

  • 7th Place Finalist in Dramatic Interpretation
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, 7th Place Finalist in Dramatic Interpretation, Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association Tournament, 2014
    Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association Tournament
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Semi-Finalist in Communication Analysis
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Semi-Finalist in Communication Analysis, American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, 2013
    American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Rhetorical Criticism, Team Sweepstakes 5th President’s Division III
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Rhetorical Criticism, Team Sweepstakes 5th President's Division III, National Forensics Association Tournament, 2013
    National Forensics Association Tournament
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, State Champion in Communication Analysis, 6th Place Finalist in Program Oral Interpretation, Top Novice in Program Oral Interpretation, Top Novice in Prose Interpretation
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, State Champion in Communication Analysis, 6th Place Finalist in Program Oral Interpretation, Top Novice in Program Oral Interpretation, Top Novice in Prose Interpretation, Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association Tournament, 2013
    Nebraska Intercollegiate Forensics Association Tournament
  • IGGY recipient
    IGGY recipient, Creighton University, Spring 2012
    Creighton University
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Duo
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Duo, American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, 2012
    American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Prose Interpretation
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Prose Interpretation, National Forensics Association Tournament, 2011
    National Forensics Association Tournament
  • Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Duo
    Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Duo, American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, 2011
    merican Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament
  • Assistant Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Interpretation, Dramatic Duo; National Champion in Prose Interpretation
    Assistant Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalists in Dramatic Interpretation, Dramatic Duo; National Champion in Prose Interpretation, National Forensics Association National Tournament, 2010
    National Forensics Association National Tournament
  • Assistant Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Prose Interpretation
    Assistant Director of Forensics, Creighton University, Quarter-Finalist in Prose Interpretation, American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament, 2010
    American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament