Baynham, Karen

Senior Lecturer

Office:  JO 4.602B


MAIS in Communication, Management, and Public Administration, University of Texas at Dallas
BAIS in Communication, Business, and Management, University of Texas at Dallas

Karen Baynham is a Senior Lecturer in Communication and Basic Course Director in the UT Dallas School of Arts and Humanities.  She is responsible for co-developing the new core requirement in Communication, Comm 1311.

In co-managing the new program, Ms. Baynham identifies and hires top talent — both full- and part-time faculty — to teach the courses, organizes and facilitates technology training and orientation for new instructors, provides classroom observations and evaluations, and maintains the daily operations of running the program, which currently consists of 29 sections, 15 instructors, and 650+ students at the Fall 2014 launch.

Ms. Baynham is excited to represent Arts and Humanities as a member of the Academic Senate, as well as a member of the National Communication Association (NCA).  She also has nine years of experience in Career Services at UT Dallas, specializing in developing and managing experiential learning programs for undergraduate and graduate students.

Ms. Baynham has industry experience as well, with an expertise in program management, marketing, internal/external relationship development, and hiring and managing highly qualified employees.

Her teaching experience consists of Business Communication and Advanced Business Communication, which improves students’ speaking and presentation skills, networking skills, and their social media presence by creating profiles and building/maintaining an online portfolio.   In addition, Ms. Baynham taught five years of RHET 1101, which developed public speaking skills through impromptu informative speeches and group presentations, as well as team work, personal growth and personal responsibility skills for freshmen.

Ms. Baynham is super excited to be a part of Arts and Humanities and she aims to enrich the lives of freshmen and new transfer students by helping them develop strong, well-rounded  interpersonal and communication skills through COMM 1311.