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Ted Carter

Teaching Assistant


Office: 206 McVey Hall

Phone: 859-257-4102

Email: ted.carter [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/carter

Specialties
Health and Interpersonal Communication

Bio
Ted Carter earned his BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Richmond in 2002. He was then commissioned as a Quartermaster officer in the US Army where he served for four years. His time in service included a deployment to the Middle East when he served as the Forward Commander for the 54th Quartermaster Company where he oversaw all mortuary affairs efforts in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He was honorably discharged at the rank of captain after earning two Meritorious Service Medals. Ted received his MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was then went to work for the Center for Human Simulation and Patient Safety at VCU's School of Medicine where he was the Operations Manager and the Operational Director of the VCU Standardized Patient Program. He lives in Louisville with his wife, Rachel.


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Courses Taught

This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communication.
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
Designed to introduce students to basic concepts in the study of organizational communication. The course considers approaches to the practice and study of communication within organizational settings, including classical approach, human relations, human resources approaches, systems approaches, cultural approaches, and critical approaches. It also introduces specific issues within the study of organizational communication, including assimilation, decision-making, conflict, change, emotion, cultural diversity and communication technologies.
Communication Strategies for Professional Excellence introduces students to a variety of technical and business theories and practices designed to be applicable to business communication in the real world. This course is focused on communication strategies to use once the job has been secured, rather than those to get the job (i.e., resume, cover letter, interviewing). Specifically, the course teaches the fundamentals of good business communication, including protocols for writing media notices/releases, marketing copy, business letters, memoranda, electronic mail, thank you notes, apology letters, persuasive messages, and business plans. Throughout these writing assignments, you will also become acquainted with the strategies used by communication professionals such as functions of media, employee, community, government, investor, and consumer relations. In addition, there will be instruction in oral presentation and in depth practice on both an individual and a collaborative basis. Finally, students will also learn tactics for running a business meeting, dealing with organizational conflict, and finding ways to enhance their business communication through technically based media.