M.A. Applied Communication Theory and Methods, Cleveland State University
B.A. English and Communication, Cleveland State University
Location: Dawson, Office 131
Phone: (702) 992-2646
Dawn Butler possesses over 10 years of experience in postsecondary education, specializing in academic instruction, mediation, training, advising and recruitment. A large portion of her professional career has been dedicated to working with TRIO Programs, Jump Start and teaching both Oral Communication and First Year Experience courses. Dawn holds a Baccalaureate Degree in both English and Communication and a Masters of Applied Communication Theory and Methods. In addition, she has expertise in the field of public speaking, event planning, management, and operations. Dawn is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and when she is not helping students achieve their dreams, she enjoys writing and performing poetry. When asked what fuels her passion as an educator, she stated, “Education truly is the key that unlocks countless possibilities. Over the course of my career, I have worked diligently to ensure that students not only have access to education, but possess understanding as well. I am very passionate about helping others become their absolute best.”
Dawn’s research interests include persuasion, health, interpersonal, gender, and race. More specifically, she examines Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and the impact they have on positively shaping adolescent behavior. In addition, Dawn has recently become fascinated with investigating the disparities within the health care field. Her research has focused on both developing effective communication strategies and investigating the interaction between patients and healthcare professionals within marginalized groups of the population with an emphasis on the perception of power.