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Ken Colwell

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Communication Center Director, Professor

KALA General Manager

Main Campus
Galvin Fine Arts Center, GFA221B
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Teaches desktop publishing, website development, advanced audio production and editing, and broadcast media management.


Areas of Professional Interest

Use of Technology in Instruction and Communication; Instructional Design in Higher Education; Digital Ink (TabletPC & iPads) in Instruction; Broadcast Engineering & HD Radio


EdS, PhD, The University of Iowa

MA, Catholic University of America

BA, St. Ambrose College

Professional Certifications

Senior Radio Engineer, Broadcast Technologist, & Digital Radio Broadcast Specialist

Professional Memberships

Alpha Chi Delta Epsilon Sigma - National Scholastic Honor Societies, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Audio Engineering Society, Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals, & Society of Broadcast Engineers 

Courses Taught

COMM 225 - Desktop Communication
COMM 335 - Techniques in Audio Production
COMM 435 - Media Programming & Management

Recent Publications

Presentation Technology: Digital ink and notetaking. (2004). Tech Trends, 48 (3), p35-39. Another "Blanking" PowerPoint: Designing presentations with purpose. (2013). In Proceedings of the Academic Forum, Summer 2013.