Lainie Crouch Kaiser


Office: 300 Funkhouser

Phone: 859-257-2090

Email: Lainie.Kaiser [at] uky.edu

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

Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law; Bachelors of Science from the University of Kentucky, College of Communication and Information

Persuasion, Speech, Writing, Research, Rhetoric, Advocacy Skills

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Courses Taught

A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
Understanding workplace communication in U.S. society requires an interdisciplinary approach in preparing students to developing an enlightened consideration of the complex and contextual nature of communication in organizations. The emphasis on community,culture and citizenship is designed to engage students using dynamic learning experiences such as debates and discussion over topics relevant to the role of communication and organizations in U.S. society.
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.