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Emily Kohlhase

Emily Kohlhase
Teaching Faculty III | General Business
3259A Grainger Hall

Biography

Dr. Emily Kohlhase teaches business communication, chiefly General Business 360: Workplace Writing and Communication. She also offers communication coaching for BBA students in the Presenting and Writing Lab. She holds a B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

Dr. Kohlhase has taught college-level writing and speaking since 2013 and has worked with undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate writers from a variety of disciplines. Prior to joining the Business Communication Teaching Faculty at the Wisconsin School of Business, she taught, tutored, and conducted student placement for the University of Rochester’s Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program. She has extensive experience designing student-focused, writing-intensive courses and offering one-on-one, individualized guidance in researching, drafting, revising, and presenting. She applies this expertise when generating and updating the Business Communication Program’s curriculum, creating class activities, and meeting with students.

Dr. Kohlhase enjoys helping students transition from academic writing to business writing. She devotes time to making sure students understand the different goals and standards of the two writing styles and offers strategies for producing concise, cogent, and effectual professional messages. She also applies her experience organizing itineraries for winter-session study abroad trips when demonstrating how to design documents so that readers can easily find and make use of essential information.

Dr. Kohlhase’s teaching and research interests intersect with today’s complex workplace communication demands, particularly the need for interpersonal and collaborative skills. She takes a learning-by-doing approach, developing students’ abilities to present information in both formal and informal contexts, give and receive feedback, and cooperate with colleagues through hands-on workshops throughout the semester. She cultivates students’ audience awareness by asking them to consider how every interaction with others contributes to their professional reputations and how the most successful communicators carefully tailor their messages for their readers and listeners.

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Workplace Writing and Communication (BUS 360), Fall 2021.
Develop and practice three aspects of successful communication: writing, presenting, and listening. A theoretical foundation provides a method of deep audience analysis; apply that analysis when producing a variety of written genres and when preparing content for formal presentation. Through a collaborative workshop process, revise your own written work. Enroll Info: None

Workplace Writing and Communication (BUS 360), Spring 2022.
Develop and practice three aspects of successful communication: writing, presenting, and listening. A theoretical foundation provides a method of deep audience analysis; apply that analysis when producing a variety of written genres and when preparing content for formal presentation. Through a collaborative workshop process, revise your own written work. Enroll Info: None

Service

Professional Organizations

Association for Business Communication

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