Kristie Sigler is an award-winning teacher who received the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Lecturer. She has a deep passion for communication, teaching, and service. She teaches Persuasion Communication, a course focused on writing and presenting.
As course supervisor for Persuasive Communication, she teaches multiple sections, oversees each section of the course, and trains other lecturers and graduate teaching assistants. She wrote and received a $10,000 grant from the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching that focused on the training of graduate teaching assistants, including the development of a manual that provides extensive guidelines and practical advice for teaching Persuasive Communication. She spearheaded her School’s efforts to create a fully online and hybrid version of her course, and compiled and edited her course textbook Persuasive Communication.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Kristie has served as a STEP faculty mentor and advisor to three student organizations.
She speaks professionally on teacher training, interpersonal and group communication, and presentation skills. She has been a freelance writer for the Ohio EPA and textbook companies including McGraw Hill. She has taught online writing and public speaking courses for Franklin University and Ohio Christian University.
Kristie co-founded SALT effect (Serving And Learning Together), a go-to resource for busy moms who are building strong and happy families. Her research-based, practical, and personal approach to blogging and speaking is unique, as are her efforts to help working moms create a better balance through values, communication, community, gratitude, and service.
Kristie earned her bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate at Malone College and her master’s in Communication from Ohio State. She has been teaching and supervising instructors in the School of Communication since 2010. Before coming to Ohio State, Kristie was a high school English and Speech teacher, Speech and Debate head coach and high school volleyball and softball head coach. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with her on LinkedIn.