TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

In my view, teaching is not a delivery system where teachers deliver and students absorb information, it is a creative and collaborative effort which inspires, provokes, and celebrates curiosity. I consider teaching as an opportunity to create an environment in which students learn naturally. To this end, I create a culture of curiosity and collaboration which encourages students to question their own assumptions about communication. Students often view human communication to be an ordinary phenomenon that does not require any further explanation or analysis. My teaching motivates students to explore the extraordinary aspects of their own and others’ communication.

Culture of

Curiosity

COURSES TAUGHT

Kutztown University | 2018-Present

International Communication (Spring 2020)

Survey of Communication Theory (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Multicultural Communication in a Globalized World (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

Rhetorical Theory & Criticism (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020)

Popular Culture (Spring 2019)
Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Texas A&M University | 2014-2018

International Communication (Spring 2018, upper-level course, 60 students)

Rhetorical Criticism (Fall 2017)

Persuasion (Spring 2017, upper-level course, 60 students)

Public Speaking for the Technical Professional (Fall 2016)

Group Communication (Fall 2016)

Argumentation & Debate (Spring 2016, Fall 2015)

Public Speaking (Spring 2015, Summer 2015)

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

"Mr. Ehrl always conveyed a sense of caring about whether the students learned. From day one, Mr. Ehrl differentiated between knowledge and application. Mr. Ehrl wanted us to get knowledge, but he wanted us to take our knowledge to the next level by learning to apply it. Also, Mr. Ehrl responded to emails timely and was very receptive and engaging when I visited him during office hours".

Student Persuasion, Spring 2017

"Impressive teaching style. He showed that he truly cared by taking the role of a facilitator, rather than an instructor"

"There was a clear layout of what was required. It was made readily available, and any confusion was cleared up if he was asked about it"

Students Group Comm, Fall 2016

"Our instructor not only allowed the class to offer constructive criticism but also provided us the resources to critique ourselves and learn from our speeches to improve our next one".

"Marco always asked us if we had any questions before he moved onto the next topic. Even if our questions made him not get to a topic that day, he would just push that topic back and made sure his students understood everything".

Students Public Speaking, Fall 2016

Student Argumentation & Debate, Spring 2016

"He was always really excited and passionate about the material, and it was always clear that his objective was not getting through the material, but really making sure we understood it and could use it".

© 2018 Dr. Marco Ehrl