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Melissa Hernandez-Katz

Senior Lecturer

Melissa Hernandez-Katz is a Senior Lecturer for the school of Arts & Humanities and teaches courses in COMM. Prior to becoming a full time professor Melissa worked in various areas in higher education. She has worked as an admissions counselor, academic counselor, advisor, and assistant director for an advising office. All these experiences have allowed her to gain a better understanding of the student as a whole, which helps her in teaching her classes.

Melissa will complete her PhD in December of 2013 from the University of North Texas. She holds an MA in Communications from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a BA in Business from Texas Lutheran University. Her research interests include intercultural communications, leadership and communication, and how social media is changing how we communicate.


PhD in Higher Education, University of North Texas, December 2013
MA in Communications, St. Mary's University, 1997
BA in Business, Texas Lutheran University, 1995

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Areas of Specialization

Leadership, culture, and higher education and how communications plays a factor in all of these areas.

Curriculum Vitae

Melissa's CV


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