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 A.J.  Walsh

A.J. Walsh


Office: 1818 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Fax: 217-581-5718
Email: ajwalsh2@eiu.edu

Mon/Wed 1-3, Tues 1-2 & by appointment


*Please NOTE: 2030 syllabus below is same for all sections

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

CMN 2030 Applied Communication
CMN 2650 Introduction to Organizational Communication
CMN 3650 Organizational Communication
CMN 3750 Computer Mediated Communication
CMN 4030 (special topics) Communication & Personal Development
CMN 4650 Simulation in Organizations

(Also, Advanced Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Practicum)


University of SouthFlorida, Tampa
Department of Communication,
Major Area: Performance & Technology
Minor Area: Qualitative Research Methods

Graduate Certificate
University of SouthFlorida, Tampa
College of Education, 2003
Major Area: Instructional Technology
Emphasis: Web Site Design

Eastern Illinois University
Department of Speech Communication, 2000
Thesis: First interactive CD-ROM thesis entitled “Embraced: The communication perspective, community, and the power of story”
Major Area: Interpersonal/Organizational Communication

Eastern Illinois University
Department of Speech Communication, 1998
Major: Speech Communication
Emphasis: Interpersonal/Organizational Communication

Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.

Communication (general) & Public Speaking
Inspirational/Law of Attraction
Interactive Presentation of Research
Interpersonal Communication
Motivational Speaking
Organizational Change
Organizational Communication
Small Group


Muhr, A.J. (2000). Embraced: The communication perspective, community, and the power of story. [CD-ROM]. Unpublished master's thesis, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Selected Conference Presentations

Mühr, A. J. (2003). Autoethnography online: From fieldnotes to story. National Communication Association Ethnography Division, Miami Beach, FL.

_____. (2002). Action research: Issues of engagement with community co-researchers. Round Table Discussion National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

_____. (2001). One world by night...and how do we do that??? Presentation. National Communication Association convention, Atlanta, GA.

_____. (2001). Student struggles with uncertainty and technology: Tales from the classroom. Central States Communication Association convention, Cincinnati, OH.

_____. (2000). Something to believe in: Making the soul connections. National Communication Association Ethnography Division Pre-conference, Seattle, WA.

_____. (1999). Too much on your plate: Food metaphors in everyday speech. National Communication Association Ethnography Division Pre-conference, Zion, IL.
Walsh, A. J. (November 2007). Live Journal – Live Performance – Writing the Edge of a (Multi)Mediated Life. To be presented at the National Communication Association Performance Studies Division, Chicago, IL.

Funding & Grants

Muhr, A.J. (2002). Museum of Science& Industry survey research for NSF grant application. Tampa, FL. Investigator. Grant received: $1 million.


RSO Advisor, EIU Gamer’s Club
Eastern Illinois University, 2011

Department Technology Planning Committee
Eastern Illinois University, 2007


Australia/New Zealand, Summer 2015
Ireland and North Ireland ,Summer 2012

DomeShift , Springfield, IL 2014
Prevention First, Bloomington, IL, 2014
Prevention First, Champaign-Urbana,IL, 2010

Created and presented workshop for non-profit organization to
train optimal communication strategies and teamwork

The Office of Orientation, University of South Florida, 2004
Created and presented workshop for campus orientation coordinators,
to train optimal communication strategies, teamwork and presentations

The College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 2002
Supported and led Communication graduate students taking part in
training medical students to improve patient-doctor communication
through the use of performance, and conducted after action review

LakeLand Community CollegeFaculty, 2001
Created and presented workshop for faculty members to assist in designing web sites with Fireworks and Dreamweaver


Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
University of SouthFlorida, 2003

Distinguished Graduate Student Award
Eastern Illinois University, 2001

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