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Karen Morris (she/her/hers)

Professional portrait of Karen Morris
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Communication and Journalism

Teaching Interests
  • Forensics
  • Persuasion
  • Communication Theory
  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Conflict Communication
  • Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • Human Communication
  • Event Planning 
  • Teaching Communication Courses
  • NCUR 2023 Co-Chair
Research and Creative Activities
  • Intercollegiate Forensics Practices 


  • M.A., Texas State University-San Marcos (Speech Communication)
  • B.A., East Central University (Speech and Drama Education)
  • Mid American Forensics League Past President
  • National Forensics Association  Past President 
  • UWEC Forensics Past Director of Forensics
Honors and Recognitions

1996 UWEC Grace Walsh Award Winner for Achievement, Leadership and Dedication to Forensics

1999 Bradley University L. E. Norton Award Winner for Compassion, Commitment and Dedication to Forensics

2000 American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament Distinguished Service Award 

2004 Larry Schnoor District IV Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Forensics Community

2006 Eddie Myers Memorial National Forensic Association Distinguished Service Award 


Professional Memberships

National Communication Association

American Forensic Association

National Forensic Association