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Instructor Dr. Arthur Khaw
Title: Professor of Communication Studies/Professional Development Fellow
Program: Arts and Humanities
Office Location: Cedar Hall 2033
Phone Number: (319) 398-5899 ext. 5825
E-mail Address: akhaw@kirkwood.edu

Educational Background:

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (emphasis: Higher Education).
Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia

Education Specialist in Educational Administration & Supervision.
Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

Master of Science in Communication Studies. Fort Hays State University. Hays, Kansas.

Bachelor of Arts in Social Science. The Flinders University of South Australia.

Honors and Awards:

Professional honors include nominations and the recipient of :

  • Faculty Development Fellow
  • Kirkwood Difference Award
  • Recipient, Rohde Family Endowed Teaching Chair
  • Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • International Who's Who of Professionals.
  • "Outstanding Faculty Member" awarded by the Clovia Chapter of the Mortar Board
    at Ball State University.
  • "Outstanding Professor" awarded by the Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence in Speech Communication. (Departmental Recognition)
  • Outstanding Contribution. Awarded by Institute of Health & Wellness, Ball State University.
  • Outstanding Contribution. Awarded by the Kansas Regent Honors Academy.
  • Outstanding Contribution. Awarded by the Kansas Sunflower Girl Scouts.

Organizational Development/Training:

Art is a Certified Training Consultant (CTC) which he received from Ball State University’s Center for Entrepreneurial Resources and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Art has also completed training requirements of the Supplemental Instruction Program at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

As an Organizational Communication Consultant, Art prefers to operate in an advisory capacity to organizations that are experiencing communication related challenges. His areas of expertise include:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Group Dynamics
  • Human Relations
  • Leadership Development
  • Training and Development

Scholarship Activities - Selected Publications, Grant Proposals and Academic Presentations

Publications

Khaw, A. (2011). Communication for Health Care Professionals. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.  
 
Khaw, A. (2009). Communication Skills: Preparing for Career Success. Matteson, IL: Pearson Custom.  
 
Khaw, A. (2009). Persistence and Commitment to Succeed: A Case Study of Single Parents Majoring in Health Sciences Program at a Two-Year College. Endowed Chair Research. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 
Khaw, A. (2008). Oral Communication in the Workplace: A Course Workbook. 2nd edition Matteson, IL: Pearson Custom. 
 
Khaw, A. (2006). Oral Communication in the Workplace: A Course Workbook. Matteson, IL:  Pearson Custom.  
 
Khaw, A. (2005) “A Qualitative Inquiry into the Needs of Adult Vocational Students at a Midwest Community College,” Doctoral dissertation, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
 
Khaw, A. (1992). Communication Consultation: A Course Workbook. In-house publication. Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
 
Khaw, A. (1992).  Employment Communication: A Course Workbook for Speech Communication Graduates. In-house publication. Department of Communication Studies, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
 
Khaw, A. (1990). “The Impact of Humor on Brainstorming Productivity: A Research Note,”. Top Three Papers, Communication Education Division. Paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Detroit, Michigan. 
 
Khaw, A. (1988). “Humor in Communication,” Paper presented at the Kansas Speech Communication Association, Hays, Kansas. 
 
Invited Presentations
 
Khaw, A (2013) Team Based Learning: Lessons Learned and Reflections of Implementing a Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
 
Khaw, A. (2011). Using an Online Learning Management System to Enhance Your Hybrid Classes, A faculty professional development workshop. Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 
Khaw, A. (2010). Persistence of Single Parents Majoring in Health Sciences Program at a Two-Year CollegeKirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 
Khaw, A. (2005). A Qualitative Inquiry into the Needs of Adult Vocational Students at a Midwest Community College. Dissertation Presentation to the Graduate Faculty at Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.
 
Khaw, A. (1993). Putting the Pieces Together: Diversity and Multiculturalism in American Society, University Center Program Board, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana. 
 
Khaw, A. (1992). Building Successful Attitudes in the WorkplacePresented to the Women in
CommunicationAssociation, Muncie, Indiana.
 
Workshops and Public Presentations
 
“Steps to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership”. Abilities in Action Convention and Expo. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2013)
 
“Team Based Learning: Lessons Learned and Reflections of Implementing Team Based Learning in the Classroom” Collaborative Learning Days – Faculty Professional Development Series. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2013)
 
“e-portfolios: Show Casing Student Competencies. Collaborative Learning Days – Faculty Professional Development Series. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2013)
 
“Team Based Learning: Lessons Learned and Reflections of Implementing a Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching”. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2013)
 
“Team-based Learning”. Co-facilitator in training faculty on the team-based learning teaching strategy.  Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2013)
 
“Making Connections: A Tutor’s Guide” College-wide training workshop for new tutors. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2012)
 
Going Hybrid?, A faculty professional development workshop. Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2012)
 
Human Relation Skills for College Tutors”. Learning Services Department, Kirkwood Community       
College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2012)
 
“Communication Strategies for Tutors: Enhancing Student Learning”. Presented professional development workshop to tutors. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2012)
   
“Leadership Edge,” A one day training workshop on best leadership practices conducted for business, government, and educational leaders. Continuing Education Division, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2011, 2010)
 
“Persistence of Single Parents Majoring in Health Sciences Program at a Two-Year College”. Presentation to the Health Sciences Department. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2010)
 
“Stepping Up to Leadership,” A two day training workshop on best leadership practices conducted for business, government, and educational leaders. Continuing Education Division, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2010, 2009 and 2008)
 
“ANGEL: Using an Online Learning Management System to Enhance Your Face to Face Classes,” A faculty professional development workshop. Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2009)
 
“Communication Skills for Effective Tutoring,” A tutor program professional development training workshop. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2009)
 
“CE6: Using an Online Learning Management System to Enhance Your Face to Face Classes,” A faculty professional development workshop. Kirkwood Center for Excellence in Learning. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2008)
     
“Maximizing Academic Potential: Key Communication Strategies for Effective Tutoring,” A tutor program professional development training workshop. Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (2007)
  
“Effective Supervision in the Workplace,” a training workshop for KINZE Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa. (2004).
 
“Motivational Tools in the Workplace,” a training workshop for KINZE Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa. (2003).
 
“Effective Listening in the Workplace,” a training workshop for KINZE Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa. (2002).
 
“Effective Communication in the Workplace,” a training workshop for KINZE Manufacturing, Williamsburg, Iowa. (2000).
 
“Managing Your Finances in Changing Times,” a six-week workshop presented at the Free Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (1998)
 
“Issues in Intercultural Communication,” for faculty development program at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (1995). 
 
“Academic Advising for the International Student,” for faculty development program at Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (1994). 
 
 “Overcoming Challenges: Keys to Success in Life,” Keynote Speaker, Project Access.   Washington High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (1994).
 
"Making Your Dreams a Reality,” Keynote Speaker, Project Access. McKinley Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (1993).
 
“Achieving Interpersonal Communication Effectiveness in the Workplace,” a training workshop for Indiana Business College, Muncie, Indiana. (1993).
 
"We are the World," Keynote Speaker, Intercultural Event Weekend. Fort Hays State University. (1988).
 
"The Global Village," Presented workshop to the Centennial Women's Club, Hays, Kansas. (1987).
 
"The Need for Cross-cultural Skills in Small-town Kansas." Keynote Speaker, Rotary Club. Hays, Kansas. (1986).
  
Grant Writing
 
Wrote and received an instructional technology grant for “A Multimedia Power Point Presentation on Conflict Management.” Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
 
Wrote and received an instructional technology grant for “A Supplemental Instruction Multimedia Presentation on the Web for the Communication Program.” Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. )
 
Part of a team that received a federal grant to implement PROJECT ASPIRE (a project assisting with the career development and job placement for students from Southeast Asia) at Ball State University. 
 
Textbook Review
 
Textbook Reviewer for Searles, G. (2012 ). Workplace Communication: The Basics. 6th edition. Boston, MA: Longman
 
Textbook Reviewer for Hamilton, C. (2011). Communicating for Results.  Boston, MA. Wadsworth|Cengage Learning
 
Textbook Reviewer for Flatley, R. (2009). Business Communications. Burr Ridge, IL. McGraw Hill.
Flatley/Rentz
Textbook Reviewer for Searless, G. (2008). Workplace Communication: The Basics. 4th edition. Boston, MA: Longman.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Dodd, C. (2006). Managing Business and Professional Communication, Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Gerson, S. (2006). Technical Writing: Process and Product. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall
 
Textbook Reviewer for Gerson, S. (2006). Workplace Communication: A Concise Guide to Process and Product. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Kolin, P. (2005). Successful Writing at Work: Concise Edition. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Searless, G. (2005). Workplace Communication: The Basics. 3rd edition. Boston, MA: Longman.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Searless, G. (2003). Workplace Communication: The Basics. 2nd edition. Boston, MA: Longman.
 
Textbook Reviewer for Fisher, D (1990). Communication in Organizations. 2nd edition. New York: West Publishing.

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Life Skills Instructor, Aid to Women, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2010 to present)
Tennis Coach, Regis Middle School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2009, 2010)
Volunteer, Financial Counselor/Budget Coach (2004-present)
Parent Soccer Coach, Cedar River Soccer Association. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2002-2008)
Parent Soccer Coach, Heartland Soccer Club, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2002-2005)
Volunteer, Junior Achievement, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Member, School Instructional Committee, Trinity Lutheran School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1999)

Dr. Khaw's Life Script

"The greatest glory is NOT when you win; It is when you fall and RISE back up"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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