Dr. Kate Oswald-Wilkins is the Director of Assessment & Assistant Dean of General Education and Common Learning at Messiah College.
As Director of Academic Assessment for Messiah College, Dr. Oswald-Wilkins coordinates institutional assessment efforts and work with department chairs and program directors to improve student learning. As co-chair of the Communication Department, Kate also directs the general education oral communication course, coordinate assessment efforts, schedule courses, manage the curriculum and execute curricular changes, oversee department faculty members and adjunct instructors, and write the department program reviews, accreditation proposals, and annual reports. Additionally, Dr. Oswald-Wilkins teaches Rhetorical Theory, Communication Theory, Business and Organizational Communication, and Fundamentals of Oral Communication.
Kate Oswald-Wilkins received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State and a master’s in communication studies from Bluffton University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her research interests include pedagogy and assessment, rhetoric, religious communication, and health communication.