Molly Mayer

Molly B. Mayer

Professor Educator

Educator Professor, Business Communication Coordinator

McMicken Hall

149B

A&S Communication - 0184

Professional Summary

Molly B. Mayer, Educator Professor, joined the University of Cincinnati in1988. Her primary areas of focus are in Rhetoric and Public Address, and Organizational Communication. She currently teaches Professional Public Speaking, and Business Communication.  Professor Mayer also serves the department as an Academic Advisor. She is the Business Communication Course Coordinator and a member of the Department of Communication Head's Advisory Team. Her committee work includes Teaching, Budget, Organizational Communication and COMM-Unity.

Education

B. A. : University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1985 (Communication )

M.A.: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 1986 (Communication )

Positions and Work Experience

1987 -1998 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teach and develop curriculum for a variety of communication courses in the Department of Communication and previously, in the College of Evening and Continuing Education. Consistently receive high teaching evaluations based upon meticulous preparation, innovative classroom techniques and favorable student assessment. Highly regarded as a respected and reliable faculty member., Universtiy of CIncinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1998 -2001 Instructor, While successfully completing a three-year, temporary position in the Department of Management and Marketing, I was able to further develop my teaching skills and take advantage of the opportunity develop an entirely new course in Leadership. I relied heavily on an experiential classroom technique and utilized technology to enhance classroom experience. , Northern Kentucky Universtiy, Highland Heights, KY

2001 -2005 Adjunct Assitant Professor, Teach and develop curriculum for a variety of communication courses in the Department of Communication and previously, in the College of Evening and Continuing Education. Consistently receive high teaching evaluations based upon meticulous preparation, innovative classroom techniques and favorable student assessment. Highly regarded as a respected and reliable faculty member., Universtiy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2005 -2010 Associate Professor, Teach and develop curriculum for a variety of communication courses in the Department of Communication and previously, in the College of Evening and Continuing Education. Consistently receive high teaching evaluations based upon meticulous preparation, innovative classroom techniques and favorable student assessment. Highly regarded as a respected and reliable faculty member. Universtiy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2010 -2015 Educator Professor, Teach and develop curriculum for a variety of communication courses in the Department of Communication and previously, in the College of Evening and Continuing Education. Consistently receive high teaching evaluations based upon meticulous preparation, innovative classroom techniques and favorable student assessment. Highly regarded as a respected and reliable faculty member. University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2010 -To Present Educator Professor, Business Communication Coordinator,

Research Support

01-2010 -01-2010 Ohio Campus Compact and the University of Cincinnati Center for Community Engaged Learning Great Cities * Great Services Grant 750 Type:Grant

Honors and Awards

2010 Great Cities * Great Service Grant Awarded grant from the Ohio Campus Compact and the University of Cincinnati Center for Community-Engaged Learning. Terms of the grant include attendance at a service-learning workshop and usage of service-learning assessment tools. The service-learning imitative in the classroom is in line with the UC 21 goal to Forge Key Relationships and Partnerships with the community. Status:Recipient Level:State Type:Grant

2012 Turner Scholars Breakfast of Champions Honoree

2013 Turner Scholars Breakfast of Champions Honoree

Service

Department of Communication (Academic Advisor for Communication Majors ) Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2005 -To Present

Department of Communication (Business Communication Course ) Coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2008 -To Present

Department of Communication (Department Website Administrator ) Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2007 -To Present

Department of Communication (Organizational Communication Committee ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2009 -To Present

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (College Recruitment Participant ) Type:Departmental Service Level:College 10-2009 -10-2009

Department of Communication (eProfessional Administrator ) Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 12-2007 -To Present

Department of Communication (R-25 Online Event Scheduling Training ) Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 03-2009 -03-2009

Department of Communication (Semester Conversion Committee ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 09-2007 -05-2009

University of Cincinnati (Campus Guides Docent ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 07-2006 -To Present

Department of Communication (Alice M. House Speaking Contest ) Judge Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 03-2004 -To Present

Department of Communication (Administrative Professional's Day ) Coordinator Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 04-2006 -To Present

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences (Welcome Event Participant ) Type:University/College Service Level:College 09-2006 -To Present

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (Public Speaking Consultant ) Consultant Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 03-2003 -To Present

University of Cincinnati (Helping Hands Volunteer ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 09-2005 -09-2005

University of Cincinnati (Helping Hands Volunteer ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 09-2006 -09-2006

University of Cincinnati (Helping Hands Volunteer ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 09-2007 -09-2007

University of Cincinnati ("Ask Me Ambassadors" Guide ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 09-2005 -09-2007

Kentucky Leadership Consortium ("Creating the New Leader" Participant ) Type:Development Service Level:Prof. Org. 06-2000 -06-2000

Northern Kentucky University (College of Business Orientation Guide ) Type:University/College Service Level:University 06-1999 -06-2001

Center for Environmental Risk Education (Researcher ) Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:Prof. Org. 1994 -1994

Greenhills Service Organization Type:Community Service Level:Public

Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum (Horticulture Tour Guide ) Type:Community Service Level:Prof. Org.

Greenhills-Winton Sports Association, STAR Soccer Organization (Soccer Coach and Referee ) Type:Community Service Level:Public

Post Graduate Training and Education

04-2011-04-2011 Using Social Media for Teaching and Learning, University of Cincinnati, CET&L and University Libraries, , Cincinnati, OH

04-2011-04-2011 Creating Better Tools for the Public Speaking Course, McGraw-Hill, , Cincinnati, OH

11-2009-11-2009 Association for Business Communication National Convention, Association for Business Communication, , Norfolk, VA

11-2008-11-2008 E=mc²...or, Education = iMagination x Curiosity², UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, , Cincinnati, OH

10-2008-10-2008 Web 2.0, UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2006-03-2006 Women's Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2007-03-2007 Women's Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2008-03-2008 Women's Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2009-03-2009 Women's Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2007-03-2007 Legal Issues Related to Classroom Teaching, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, , Cincinnati, OH

12-2006-12-2006 Podcasting: Getting Started, UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and UCit, , Cincinnati, OH

12-2006-12-2006 Workin' on the Syllabus, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

03-2006-03-2006 Some Nuts and Bolts of Classroom Teaching, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, , Cincinnati, OH

02-2006-02-2006 Pet Theories and Naïve Misconceptions, UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, , Cincinnati, OH

01-2006-01-2006 Effective Strategies for Teaching and Mentoring Freshmen, UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, , Cincinnati, OH

09-2005-09-2005 Mentoring Program for New Faculty, University Provost, , Cincinnati, OH

04-2005-04-2005 Strategies and Solutions, UC Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, , Cincinnati, OH

02-2005-02-2005 Best Practices in Supporting First Year Students at UC, University of Cincinnati, , Cincinnati, OH

02-2005-02-2005 Implementing Student Engagement Techniques, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities, , Cincinnati, OH

03-09-2013"3T: Teaching, Techniques, and Technology Conference, CET&L conference focused on enabling teaching and learning in the 21st century., University of Cinicnnati, , Clermont College

03-01-2013Mindtap Personal Learning Conference, Conference focused on course redesign, student engagement/motivation, differentiated instruction, distance/online learning, optimizing LMS and the Mindtap Learning Platform, Indianapolis

Keywords

communication, speech, business communication, public relations, advising, service learning, rhetoric, organizational communication

Courses Taught

15-COMM-171 EFF PUBLIC SPEAKING Level:Undergraduate

15-COMM-201 PROFESSIONAL SPKG Level:Undergraduate

15-COMM-202 PERSUASIVE SPEAKING Level:Undergraduate

15-COMM-281 BUSINESS COMMUNIC Level:Undergraduate

15-COMM-281S BUSINESS COMMUNIC Level:Undergraduate

Faculty Development Activities

2011 Using Social Media for Teaching and Learning CET&L and University Libraries hosted this Webinar some effective uses of social media that are impactful in student learning. Discussion included how social media can help experiential learning activities, student interactivity and engagement, and developing community and professional network., Center for the Engagement of Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati Type:Seminar

2011 Creating Better Tools for the Public Speaking Course Training seminar which focused on web-based assignment and assessment platform designed to connect students with speech preparation tools and resources for public speaking courses, sponsored by McGraw-Hill., Cincinnati, OH Type:Conference Attendance

Other Information

Molly B. Mayer, Adjunct Professor, joined the University of Cincinnati in1987. Her primary area of focus is in Rhetoric and Public Address, and Organizational Communication. She currently teaches Professional Public Speaking, and Business Communication.  Professor Mayer also serves the department as an academic advisor for Communication majors, and those students pursuing a certificate in Public Relations.  She is the Business Communication Course Coordinator .
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