Teaching Portfolio


Teaching Positions

= courses taught most often

  • Communication and Media Studies Department, SUNY Cortland 🐉
    • Professor: September 2022 – present
    • Associate Professor: September 2020 – August 2022
    • Assistant Professor: September 2017 – August 2020
      • COM100 Human Communication
      • COM210 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
      • COM235 Introduction to Media Literacy
      • COM301 Mass Media & Society
      • COM329 Horror in Media & Communication (special topics)
      • COM339 Political Communication
      • COM340 Small Group Communication
      • COM434 Gender Communication
      • CIN210/AAS210 Race & Gender Stereotypes
  • School of Media & Communication, Bowling Green State University
    • Adjunct Graduate Faculty: February 2017 – December 2021 
  • Department of English & Communication, SUNY Potsdam 🐻
    • Associate Professor: September 2012 – August 2017
    • Assistant Professor: September 2006 – August 2012
      • Basic Principles of Speech, COMM106
      • Basic Principles of Speech-Honors: COMM106H
      • Persuasive Speaking, COMM324
      • Contemporary Political Communication, COMM370
      • (Doing) Textual Analysis, COMM390 [special topics]
      • Politics of Poltergeists/Communication as Uncanny, COMM390 [special topics]
      • Communicating War, COMM390 [special topics]
      • Religion and Messages of Change, COMM390 [special topics]
      • Rhetoric of Social Movements, COMM415
      • Voices of American Women, COMM416
      • Wo/Men & Elections, COMM417
      • Comm-ics Research, COMM461/COMM390
      • Communication Theory, COMM465
      • Research Methods in Communication, COMM475
      • Undergraduate Internships, @INTD491
      • Locational Identities, GECD650 [discourses in culture]
  • School of Arts & Sciences, Genesee Community College 🐯
    • Adjunct: Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
      • Public Speaking, SPE108
  • Communication & Media Arts, Monroe Community College 🛡️
    • Adjunct:  Fall 2005 – Spring 2006
      • Public Speaking, SPT142
      • Introduction to Media, COM101
  • Communication Department, University at Albany 🐶
    • Lecturer: Fall 2004 – Spring 2005
    • Instructor of Record: Spring 2002 – Spring 2004
    • Teaching Assistant: Fall 2000 & Fall 2001
      • Human Communication, COM100
      • Speech Composition & Presentation, COM203
      • Media & Culture, COM378 [topics in communication]
      • Political Advertising, COM378 [topics in communication]
      • Oral Discourse & Civic Culture, COM399
      • Intro to Public Relations Theory & Practice, COM397 [independent study]
  • Sociology Department, College of St. Rose ♞
    • Adjunct: Spring 2003
      • Mass Media as a Social Force, SOC243/COM243

Teaching Presentations

  • —– (2022, Oct). Professorial Confessions: The Worst Class I’ve Ever Taught. New York State Communication Association. Callicoon, NY.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2021, Nov). “‘You’re on mute’: Idiosyncrasies of synchronous online public speaking.” Transforming the Public Speaking Course in Response to COVID-19. National Communication Association: Seattle, WA.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2020, Oct). “Monroe’s Motivated Sequence – As Seen on TV!” GIFTS [Great Ideas For Teaching Students]. New York State Communication Association. WebEx.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2016, Aug). “Reimagining social movements classes: Conversations about comics.” Section on Teaching and Learning Sociology Roundtable: Experiential Learning. American Sociological Association: Seattle, WA.
  • —– (2015, Nov). Organizational Change in Higher Ed: Transfer, Articulation, and Degree Completion through “Systemness” panel discussion. National Communication Association: Las Vegas, NV.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2008, Nov). “Unconventional expectations in conventional settings: Using innovation in the classroom.” Putting My Students First: The Pedagogical Implications of Student Centered Teaching Practices in the College Classroom. National Communication Association 94th Annual Convention: San Diego, CA.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2007, Oct). “When good teachers teach badly: A look at the communication traps in innovative teaching.” Topics in Teaching. New York State Communication Association: Kerhonkson, NY.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2006, Nov). “Lessons worth learning about innovations and interventions: Thinking about cases our students connect to – the Facebook fiasco.” Position paper in Connection and Action in Public Sphere Studies: Conversations About What We Do and Why We Do It seminar. National Communication Association: San Antonio, TX.
  • Knopf, C.M. (2003, Nov). “Stoking the flame: Developing a passion for community service.” SKILL 2003: Sharing Knowledge, Insights, and Lessons Learned CETL Conference for U. Albany Graduate Teaching Assistants: Albany, NY.

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