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Mary Pilgram

Associate Professor
Communication Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
Rm 206 E
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
William Jewell College, Bachelor of Arts
The University of Kansas, Master of Arts
The University of Kansas, Doctor of Philosophy
Academic History

Degrees & Certifications

Ph.D. University of Kansas
M.A. University of Kansas
B.A. William Jewell College

Academic History

Washburn University
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
University of Kansas
Missouri State University
Johnson County Community College

Courses Currently Teaching

Organizational Communication
Interviewing (online)
Public Speaking

  • CN 150 C, Public Speaking
  • CN 150 D, Public Speaking
  • CN 150 E, Public Speaking
  • CN 340 VA, Interviewing
  • CN 342 VA, Small Group Communication
  • CN 491 XA, Senior Capstone Internship
  • CN 498 A, Senior Capstone
  • CN 498 B, Senior Capstone
  • CN 695 VB, Special Topics
  • MM 393 VE, Special Topics/Mass Media
Scholarly Interests/Activities

Social support, grief, and pet loss
Sexual harassment

Service Interests/Activities

Leadership Institute
Faculty Senate

Career Accomplishments

Former Co-Chair of the Training and Development Division of the National Communication Association
Presented research at both the regional and national levels
Published in both applied and academic venues

Prior to teaching at the university level:
Spent many years working in the public and private sectors as a training and development professional in the areas of management and leadership development

National Communication Association
Central States Communication Association

Leadership Washburn Graduate - 2012-2013