Kate Ditewig-Morris MA

Internship Program Director of Communication

Office Hours

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays 1-2; Thursdays 11-1 (or by appointment)

Biography

FROM CORPORATE AMERICA TO HIGHER EDUCATION

With a corporate communication management career spanning nearly three decades, I have experience as a global communication strategist and manager, business writer and speechwriter, leader and advisor, and organizational change consultant. I helped top executives of organizations, both large and small, articulate and deliver strategies to internal and external audiences.  I also worked as an independent consultant, providing services to non-profits and arts support organizations, and helping people in many different fields build their oral and written communication skills. 

I now bring my extensive experience into higher education. I direct the Internship Program and teach two sections of Business Communication. I also advise the Communication Association, a student group focused on professional development activities. All my students and interns acquire core communication skills in a creative, supportive environment that effectively contextualizes their learning: they learn to navigate successfully in professional discourse communities, to present themselves confidently, and to communicate effectively in business contexts. My fundamental goal is to help students make a successful and rewarding transition from college to the competitive, ever-changing work world that awaits.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Business Communication
  • Experiential Learning
  • Program Management
  • Professional Development
  • Organizational Storytelling

Education

  • Master of Arts, Department of Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Bradley University

Distinctions / Awards

  • Excellent Teacher's List, 2012-2016
  • Certificate in Teaching Excellence

External URLs

  • http://www.ditewigmorris.com/

Courses

  • CMN 211: Business Communication
  • CMN 304: Communication Internship