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Ms. Kuntzman is a Senior Lecturer and the Internship Director for the Department of Communication Studies. She has held this position since August 2005. As a senior lecturer, Ms. Kuntzman makes regular use of the Canvas learning management system to offer PowerPoint presentations, weekly quizzes, a calendar of events, and other important class information. Special speakers and hands-on learning exercises are utilized in all courses when appropriate. Ms. Kuntzman planned, developed, and taught one of the first fully online courses for the department, Interpersonal Communication, in fall 2011/spring 2012. Specific courses taught include undergraduate courses in public speaking, advanced public speaking, interpersonal communication, argumentation and debate, and business communication.
As the Internship Director, Ms. Kuntzman is responsible for directing and supervising all activities related to the department’s internship program. This includes all recruitment and promotion efforts, communicating with companies/organizations about the internship program, prescreening all potential interns to determine eligibility, maintaining all student files and documentation, assessing current interns’ progress through an early and final evaluation, maintaining website content for the internship webpages and online orientation, and communicating with businesses and organizations to promote the internship program as well as to advocate for students. Ms. Kuntzman planned, promoted, and executed two departmental internship fairs and continues to collaborate with the University Career Center to advertise and post internship opportunities through Hire-A-Niner.
Additional service at the university level includes participation in multiple committees such as the Liberal Arts and Sciences Employment Readiness (LASER) taskforce, the University Professional Internship Program (UPIP) Faculty Advisory Committee, the Washington Center Scholarship Committee, the University Professional Internship Program Selection Committee, Student Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, and the University Professional Internship Program Manager Search Committee. Faculty Associate to the Freshmen Learning Community and Advantage Program mentor. Also served in multiple departmental committees such as lecturer hiring committees (where she served as chair for one of the searches), public speaking textbook selection committee, Curriculum and Assessment Committee, and departmental representative to Explore UNCC and Majors Day.
Ms. Kuntzman has also served as the Director of Forensics for the Department of Communication Studies, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member at UNC Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, and Marshall University.