Department of Communication Studies

April Chatham-Carpenter

Professor

Communication

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of intrapersonal, interpersonal, and instructional communication. I use quantitative and qualitative methods for my research. I am currently doing research on international birth adoption narratives and impacts of return trips on children adopted from China. I am also collaborating on a project with colleagues on the differences in learning in large vs. small sections of Oral Communication.

Teaching Interests

I teach a variety of courses at UNI, primarily in the areas of interpersonal communication, conflict management, and research methods. I also regularly teach UNI's First-Year Cornerstone course and serve as a co-director of that course.

Personal/Professional Interests

I am actively involved in departmental and university service. For example, I currently co-chair the First-Year Council with Leslie Williams (the Dean of Students).  I serve on the University Curriculum Committee and the Liberal Arts Core Committee. 

My free time is spent with my husband, two adopted children, and numerous pets. 

Office

Lang Hall 314

Phone

319-273-5901

Email

chatham@uni.edu