Shawn Orr
Shawn Orr
Director of the Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence;
Professional Instructor of Communication Studies
333, Center for the Arts
419.289.5733
sorr3@ashland.edu
Shawn Orr
Director of the Center for Innovation & Teaching Excellence;
Professional Instructor of Communication Studies

Biography

  • Serves as director for the Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence and a professional instructor in communication studies at Ashland University.
  • Areas of specialization include public relations, strategic communication, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking and her research interests include communication technology, cognition and emotion.
  • Has more than 25 years of higher education teaching and administration experience, a focus on innovative technology and active learning strategies in the classroom, and a unique practitioner’s perspective into the field of communication studies.
  • Has won several teaching awards including the prestigious 2011 Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Distinguished Teaching Award by the North Central Business Education Association (8 State Region). 
  • Has developed and taught more than 20 different courses in a variety of modalities including face-to-face, blended/flipped, and online. Her education, training and teaching is rooted in a social scientific view of communication and much of her career has focused on being a practitioner in the field of communication including developing and delivering more than 200 presentations for college, conference and keynote addresses.

Education

M.A., Communication, BGSU
B.A., Interpersonal & Public Communication, BGSU