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Kathy Pounders


Curriculum Vitae​

E-mail: Kathy Pounders
Office Location: Online Only, please contact via email.
Areas of Expertise:
Online Education, Fundamentals of Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication


Education & Degrees

Course work towards a PhD, University of Denver

MA, Communication, University of Colorado Denver

Master’s Certificate in Online Pedagogy and Design, University of Colorado Denver

BA, Speech Communication/Psychology, Metro State University Denver


Kathy started teaching for the Department of Communication as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Spring of 1995. She was quickly promoted to Lecturer, and then Instructor. Kathy specializes in Online Education, having completed several courses in Online Education and receiving several certifications in Online Pedagogy and Design, including a Master’s Certificate from the UCD School of Education and Human Development. Kathy especially enjoys the fact that after taking her Fundamentals of Communication course, every semester several students decide to become Communication majors or minors. One thing most students find surprising is that when she is not communicating with her students online she plays video games for stress relief.

Select Publications

Pounders, K.L., (2010). Creating standards in online courses. CU Online Handbook. University of Colorado.

Pounders, K.L., Hartnett, S., & Walkosz, B. (2009). A report on Online Pedagogy. Department of Communication, UCD

Pounders, K.L. (1999). Keys to success in the liberal arts, in Keys to Success Reader. Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Pounders, K.L. (1998). Teacher preparation and K-12 standards: Are we doing enough? Presented at CCHE Conference on Oral Communication Competency Standards.

Pounders, K.L. & Holmes, B.J. (1997). Transcending divisiveness in teaching intercultural communication. Presented at the International Intercultural Communication Conference, Miami, Florida.

Krupar, K. & Pounders, K.L. (1997). Theoretical foundations of interpersonal communication. Academy for Teaching Excellence. Denver, Colorado.

Krupar, K. & Pounders, K.L. (1997). Communicating across the curriculum. Academy for Teaching Excellence. Denver, Colorado.

Pounders, K.L. (1996, 1997). Guide to public speaking, 1st & 2nd ed. University of Colorado Denver Press.

Campbell, D. & Pounders, K.L. (1995, 1996) Workbook for public speaking, 1st & 2nd ed. University of Colorado Denver Press

Pounders, K.L. (1995). Physician’s perceptions of communication as a skill. University of Colorado Denver Educational Tape Series.

Pounders, K.L. (1994). Education majors at MSCD: Perceptions of speech 101 educational value and relevancy. Presented at the RMCA Conference.

Courses Taught

COMM 2050 Business and Professional Speaking
COMM 1111 First Year Seminar
COMM 1011 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 1111 HO1 Gender Communication
CMMU 4050 Group Dynamics
COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
CMMU 4635 Intro to Public Relations
COMM 2101 Presentational Speaking
COMM 1111 HO2 Virtual Group Dynamics ​