Jamie Matson

Educational Background
M.A. in Communication from University of Wyoming
Concurrent B.A.s in Communication and Journalism and Psychology from the University of Wyoming
Campus Affiliations
Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisor

Personal Statement
I grew up in Casper, Wyoming which is a beautiful place with striking mountains, wild plains and everything in between. I love to snowboard and cross-country ski in the winter; in the summer, I could spend all day playing tennis or pickle ball, hiking, biking, or just relaxing on my front porch with my wonderful husband and two fluffy cats. I attended school at the University of Wyoming in Laramie where I also taught public speaking as a graduate student. My husband and I were married in 2014 and my little family moved to Winona in 2015 where I join the WSU faculty.

Professional Statement
My goal as an instructor is to create an inclusive environment where everyone can speak passionately about their interests, attitudes, beliefs, and values. I hope to foster competency in communication skills as well as instill confidence in my students. My own graduate work focused on the use of social media in health communication, but I also have enjoy studying self-perception, disclosure, and communication in interpersonal relationships.

Courses Taught At WSU
CMST 191: Introduction to Public Speaking
CMST 192: Introduction to Speech Communication