Instructor, Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Kristine Butterly obtained her M.A. in Communication Studies from California State University, Fullerton with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication and graduated magna cum laude from the University of La Verne with a B.A. in Speech Communications. Professor Butterly began her teaching career as a graduate teaching associate at California State University, Fullerton in 2012 and joined the University of La Verne in the fall of 2014. Professor Butterly has a passion for teaching various aspects of communication within close relationships, as well as improving communication in healthcare. At the University of La Verne, she instructs classes including: Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication Theory and Practice, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication, and Health Communication. Additionally, she serves as both the instructor and faculty advisor for the Senior Project class for juniors and seniors. In 2019, Professor Butterly was the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for the College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Butterly serves as an academic advisor for Rhetoric and Communication Studies majors and minors.
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