Kristina Galyen

Kristina Tabor Galyen

Professor - Adj Ann


Professional Summary

Kristina Tabor Galyen, Field Service Professor, joined the Department of Communication in 1989. Professor Galyen is the Director of Public Speaking Courses including Effective Speaking, Professional Speaking,and Persuasive Speaking. In her role as Speech Course Director, she also trains and mentors graduate teaching assistants in the department. She is responsible for the annual Graduate Teaching Workshop, held each fall, in which she trains graduate students to teach in the classroom. 

Professor Galyen is also the Director of the annual Alice M. House Speech Contest, a century old tradition in the department.

Although Professor Galyen has taught many courses for the department, her primary teaching interest is in the area of Rhetoric and Public Communication. She teaches Introduction to Rhetorical Theory (306)as well as Theories of Argument (302). She has co-authored the book Advanced Public Speaking: Persuasive Strategies (Thompson Learning, Custom Publishing, 2000), with colleagues Rudolph Verderber, Lisamarie Luccioni and Wendy Larcher.

In February 2007, Professor Galyen was awarded for her dedictation and committment to UC students by The African American Cultural and Research Center. In 1995 and 1996 Professor Tabor was awarded and recognized by the Department of Communication for outstanding instruction in meeting PIRT (Project Initiative to Reward Teaching) goals.

Professor Galyen is also President of her own consulting compnay, Power Presenters.  She serves as a Presentations Consultant/Coach to several high-profile firms in the Cincinnati area.

She holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Cincinnati.