Ryan T. Hartwig is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University. Teaching small group, organizational, leadership communication, as well as research methods and senior seminar courses, he seeks to help students understand the full creative and transformative power of communication, cultivate the ability to effectively create, shape, and change the many groups and organizations they engage, and develop as people of profound impact in today's changing and complex world.
With interests in group facilitation, teamwork, the development of collaborative communicative practices and organizational structures, leadership education and training, and qualitative research methods, Hartwig's engaged scholarship, training, and consulting work aims to help nonprofits and churches thoughtfully leverage effective group and organizational communication practices, processes, and structures to fulfill their missions.
His scholarship has been published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, and presented at the annual meetings of the National Communication Association (NCA), the National Association of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), and the Rocky Mountain Communication Association (RMCA). In addition, he frequently speaks to groups of pastors and ministry leaders regarding senior leadership teams, teamwork in ministry, and small group ministry design and leadership.
Ph.D. in Group and Organizational Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder (2010)
M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University (2003)
B.A. in Communication from Colorado Christian University (2000)
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Colorado Christian University (2000)
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Church Senior Leadership Teams
- Group Facilitation
- Organizational Communication
- Small Group Communication
- Teamwork and Collaboration
Courses Taught – Research Methods in Communication
– Small-group Communication
– Organizational Communication
– Special Topics in Communication
– Senior Seminar: Ethics in Human Communication
– Communication Theory
Monday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m.
Ronald Building, Room 103, East Campus
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