Stephanie Koziar Sweet

Adjunct
College of Arts and Sciences: Communication

Profile

As a University of Dayton alumna, Stephanie comes with a rich understanding of the UD culture and the foundations of the Marianist tradition. Stephanie has been given the unique opportunity to take part in teaching the new Basic Communication Course, which is unlike any current offerings in the nation. The foundations of civility and community are fundamental to the understanding of communication and Stephanie encourages students to find connections with course material and their everyday life.

Stephanie has a strong background in the field of communication demonstrated by her recognitions by the University of Dayton in her undergraduate studies, including the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence, the Teresa "Teri" Thompson Scholarship Award, and the honor of graduating Summa Cum Laude.

Faculty Perspective

I believe in the importance of a collaborative learning environment, where students work hand in hand not only with fellow students, but also with the instructor to foster the best learning outcomes. Teaching and learning is a reciprocal process, and I believe I have as much to learn from my students as they have to learn from me.

Degrees

  • AA in Liberal Arts, Sinclair Community College
  • BA in Communication, Management Concentration and Women & Gender Studies Minor, University of Dayton

Professional Activities

  • National Communication Association
  • Girls Scouts of America Lifetime Member

Research Interests

  • Gender and Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Communication Theory