Pedagogy, Andragogy,
Heutagogy

Dr. Knopf has taught more than 30 courses, levels 100 (first-year) through 600 (graduate), at community colleges, comprehensive teaching colleges, and research universities, and at both public and private institutions. With educational roots in social science and experiential roots in speech communication, Dr. Knopf teaches communication as a way of knowing and a way of relating. In her courses, students are exposed to diversity in communication and are given opportunities to improve their oral and aural communication skills, whether in public, interpersonal, or organizational contexts. To date, her lower-division courses tend to be more skills-oriented (i.e, presentation skills and critical thinking skills), designed for general education enrollment and learning outcomes. Her upper-division courses tend to be more content-oriented and conceptual, designed primarily for communication majors and minors. As a rhetorician with a foundation in social science, she conceives of upper-division courses as ones that focus on ways of understanding. As such, they tend to be more historical, sociological, and/or theoretical in scope, designed to give students perspective on, and insight to, their communicative interactions in relationships, work, politics, civic life, and media use - while also preparing them for graduate study, if they pursue that route. Upper division courses expect students to understand theory via lived examples and experiences and to engage in analytical and/or creative exercises that apply theoretical or other course concepts.

SUNY Cortland syllabi
Professor, 2022-present
Associate Professor, 2020-2022

Assistant Professor, 2017-2020

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COM100
Human Communication

Fall 2022

COM210
Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Fall 2018 / Spring 2019

Fall 2019 / Spring 2020

Fall 2020 / Spring 2021

Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

COM235
Introduction to Media Literacy

Spring 2021

Fall 2021 / Spring 2022

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023

COM301
Mass Media & Society

COM329
Horror in the Media

COM339
Political Communication

COM340
Small Group Communication

COM410
Communication of Social Change

Spring 2023

COM434
Gender Communication

CIN210/AAS210
Race & Gender Role Stereotypes

advising
undergraduate majors

SUNY Potsdam syllabi
Associate Professor, 2012-2017
Assistant Professor, 2006-2012

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COMM390
Textual Analysis

COMM390
Politics of Poltergeists

COMM390
Communicating War

COMM390
Rhetoric of Civil & Public Religions

COMM390
Religion & Messages of Change

COMM415
Rhetoric of Social Movements

COMM416
Voices of American Women

COMM417
Wo/Men & Elections

COMM461
COMM-ics Research

COMM475
Research Methods in Communication

GECD650,
Locational Identities

SUNY Albany syllabi
Lecturer, 2004-2005
Teaching Assistant (instructor of record), 2001-2004

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COM203
Speech Composition & Presentation

COM378
Media & Culture

COM378
Political Advertising

COM399
Oral Discourse & Civic Culture

COM397
Intro to PR Theory & Practice

Monroe CC, Genesee CC,
& College of St. Rose syllabi

adjunct

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SPT142
Public Speaking (MCC)

Fall 2005

COM101
Intro to Media (MCC)

SPE108
Public Speaking (GCC)

SOC/COM243
Mass Media as a Social Force (SR)

Popular Media Examples

used for Teaching

Key Communication Concepts

Analog Games & Simulations for Teaching

Susan B. Anthony Trial

Susan B. Anthony Trial

gender communication, social movements

Election 1828 Role Play: campaigns & deliberation

Election 1828 Role Play: campaigns & deliberation

political communication

Parliamentary Pastries: deliberation

Parliamentary Pastries: deliberation

political communication

National Issues Forums

National Issues Forums

political communication, deliberation, media, social movements

Zendo: induction

Zendo: induction

media literacy, public speaking

Team Pen Maze: oral/aural skills

Team Pen Maze: oral/aural skills

public speaking

Story Cubes: impromptu speaking

Story Cubes: impromptu speaking

public speaking

Rhetoric Game: presentation skills

Rhetoric Game: presentation skills

public speaking

The Presidential: campaigning

The Presidential: campaigning

political communication

Pictionary: visual communication

Pictionary: visual communication

public speaking

Perpetual Notion: organization

Perpetual Notion: organization

public speaking

News Game: critical thinking

News Game: critical thinking

media literacy

Mouse Trap: theory building

Mouse Trap: theory building

communication theory, research methods

Mastermind: deduction

Mastermind: deduction

public speaking, media literacy

Man Bites Dog: newsworthiness

Man Bites Dog: newsworthiness

media literacy

Mad Libs: speech writing

Mad Libs: speech writing

political communication

Mad Gab: oral skills

Mad Gab: oral skills

public speaking

Long Story Short: impromptu speaking, listening

Long Story Short: impromptu speaking, listening

public speaking

Loaded Questions: debate

Loaded Questions: debate

political communication

Jobstacles: professional communication

Jobstacles: professional communication

public speaking, small group com, org com

In a Pickle: organization

In a Pickle: organization

public speaking

Hink Pink: oral style

Hink Pink: oral style

public speaking

Guesstures: nonverbals

Guesstures: nonverbals

public speaking

Express Yourself: delivery

Express Yourself: delivery

public speaking

Debatable: argumentation

Debatable: argumentation

political comm, public speaking

Cover to Cover: media criticism

Cover to Cover: media criticism

media literacy

Contender: speech modules

Contender: speech modules

political communication

Compatibility: audience

Compatibility: audience

public speaking

Clue: reasoning, evidence

Clue: reasoning, evidence

public speaking, media literacy

Clue: dramatistic pentad

Clue: dramatistic pentad

communication theory, rhetoric

Chutes & Ladders: group decision making

Chutes & Ladders: group decision making

small group com, com theory

In the Dark: oral/aural skills

In the Dark: oral/aural skills

public speaking

Brainspin: psychographics

Brainspin: psychographics

public speaking, media literacy

Befudiom: language use, oral style

Befudiom: language use, oral style

public speaking

Battle of the Sexes: stereotypes

Battle of the Sexes: stereotypes

gender communication

Argue: argumentation

Argue: argumentation

public speaking, political communication, social movements

Alibi: reasoning

Alibi: reasoning

public speaking

Adverteasing: slogans, logos

Adverteasing: slogans, logos

media, social movements

Course/Teacher Evaluations

line graph of aggregate mean effectiveness scores

sample lecture

AAS210/CIN210 Race & Gender Stereotypes, Spring 2020

Online Teaching Experience & Skills

Platforms

  • Blackboard

  • BrightSpace

  • Moodle

  • WebCT

some familiarity with

  • Canvas

  • GoogleClassroom

Courses

  • COM210: Fundamentals of Public Speaking (SUNY Cortland, Spring '20-Spring'21)

  • COM235: Introduction to Media Literacy (SUNY Cortland, Spring' 21)

  • CIN201: Race & Gender Stereotypes (SUNY Cortland, Spring '20)

  • Online Activism (developed but not taught for SUNY Potsdam)

Service

  • Online Teaching Group, SUNY Cortland: Jul. '20-present

  • Arts & Sciences Online Degree Working Group, SUNY Potsdam: Fall ‘10–Spring ‘11

Laptop, keyboard, mouse notebook, workspace, workspace flatlay, minimal workspace, coffee

Training

Pedagogy

  • Instructional Design: Digital Media, New Tools & Technology (LDT300x). edX and University of Maryland Global Campus (USMx). 9 Feb– 6 Apr '21.

  • Intro to Teaching Online with Zoom (Higher Education Edition). D.H. Goodall. 28 Nov. '20.

  • You’re Online. Now What? Steps to Success in Your New Course Environment. The Empowered Educator Online Conference. 13 Oct '20.

  • Using Videos to Engage Your Students. Pearson Higher Ed. 12 Oct '20.

  • Presenting Effective Virtual Lectures. Pearson Higher Ed. 6 Oct '20.

  • The Four F’s of Distance Learning. Design & Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle. Texthelp Virtual Conference. 19 Aug '20.

  • How to Learn Online. MOOC through edX. 12 Aug-10 Sep ;20.

  • Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement in Synchronous Instruction. Institute for College Teaching, SUNY Cortland. 10 Aug '20.

  • Facilitating and Maximizing Quality Interactions in Hybrid or Web Courses. Institute for College Teaching, SUNY Cortland. 31 Jul '20.

  • Online Teaching: Beyond “Making it Work.” Digital Learning Webinar Series, Pearson. 28 Jul '20.

  • Creating Connections Wherever ‘Class’ Is: A Roundtable Discussion. iClicker & Macmillan Learning. 20 Jul '20.

  • Discussion Protocols for Synchronous & Asynchronous Online Discussions. Institute for College Teaching, SUNY Cortland. 10 Jul '20.

  • Thriving, Not Just Surviving …Teaching Public Speaking Online! NCA Short Course. 14 Nov '19.

  • Pedagogy & Technology of Online Learning. Blackboard Course, SUNY Potsdam. Spring '09.

  • Teaching the Public Speaking Course Online: Strategies, Tactics, & Realities. Wadsworth Public Speaking Online Lecture Series, Thomas Learning. 10 Mar '04

Technology

  • Gradable Activities in Brightspace. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 9 Jun '22.

  • Brightspace Communication Tools. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 18 May '22.

  • Brightspace User Interface. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 16 May '22.

  • Universal Design for Learning in Brightspace. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 11 May '22.

  • Course Design Accessibility in Brightspace. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 6 May '22.

  • Creating Content in Brightspace. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 5 May '22.

  • The Brightspace Gradebook. SUNY DLE Scaled Webinar. 22 Apr '22.

  • Imagining Technological Solutions for Transgender Inclusion in Higher Ed. SUNY SPECTRUM 2021. 30 Jun '21.

  • Creating Creative Online Learning Activities. Preparing for Spring, Lessons from Fall: Pandemic Pedagogical Preparedness Workshops from Fountainhead Press. 2 Dec '20.

  • Zooming the Classroom: Overcoming the Uncanny Valley of Virtual Speech Instruction. Preparing for Spring, Lessons from Fall: Pandemic Pedagogical Preparedness Workshops from Fountainhead Press. 30 Nov '20.

  • Teaching in the Age of Zoom – Ideas You Can Use Now. Macmillan Learning. 16 Oct '20.

  • Creating Choice Boards with Google Slides. SimpleK12. 23 Aug '20.

  • Starfish Learning Opportunities. Starfish Implementation Team. SUNY Cortland. 14 Aug '20.

  • Cisco Webex Demo. Design Help, SUNY Cortland. 29 Jul '20.

  • Blackboard & Webex: Synchronous Classes & Virtual Office Hours. Design Help, SUNY Cortland. 8 Jul '20.

  • Public Speaking PLUS, Inclusive Access, & Blackboard Integration. 24 Jun '20.

  • Creating Self-Checking Quizzes with Google Forms & Spreadsheets. SimpleK12. 20 Jun '20.

  • Packing & Preparing for the Move, Uploading & Unpacking After the Move, & Adding Moodle Resources: Blackboard to Moodle Transition. 13 Jul '11.

  • Speech Studio Seminar. Cengage Publishing. 1 Apr '11.