at The University of Wisconsin at Madison
Katherine Cramer Walsh
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Research Scholar
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I try to structure my political communication courses with undergrads in a way that treats them as active participants in the classroom and in democracy. This means that in addition to studying media effects (or what happens to people because of their exposure to political communication) we also spend a good bit of time on deliberation and informal political talk (or the ways in which ordinary people can be a part of political communication). Also, their term paper assignment is designed to make them aware of their own role in political communication. That is, I ask them to evaluate how well existing political communication in a particular community within the United States engages residents between the ages of 18 and 25.
Dr. Brenda Pfaehler Award of Excellence from UW-Madison Center for Educational Opportunity, Spring 2011.
Phi Beta Kappa, UW-Madison Chapter, Distinguished Teaching Award, Spring 2010.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, Spring 2006.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Panhellenic Association Outstanding Educator Award, 2002.