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Ryan Hartwig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3371
Email: rhartwig@apu.edu
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.

Education

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)

Department

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Communication Studies

Expertise

  • Church Senior Leadership Teams
  • Group Facilitation
  • Organizational Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

Courses Taught

COMM 300 – Research Methods in Communication
COMM 330 – Small-group Communication
COMM 430 – Organizational Communication
COMM 495 – Special Topics in Communication
COMM 496 – Senior Seminar: Ethics in Human Communication
COMM 203 – Communication Theory

Office Hours

Monday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday 1-2:30 p.m.

Office Location

Ronald Building, Room 103, East Campus

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