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Bridget Mueller

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Bridget Mueller

Lecturer of Communications

Office: N1092
713-221-8010
muellerb@uhd.edu

Bridget Mueller was recognized as the 2017 University of Houston-Downtown Lecturer of the Year. She began teaching at UHD in 2001 as an Adjunct Professor, promoting to the Lecturer position in 2012. She has taught at Houston Baptist University, University of Houston, and Wharton County Junior College. She recently served as a Faculty Champion for the A+CE program at UHD. In Fall 2017, she was awarded with a Course Innovation Initiative Grant. She is the Course Coordinator for COMM 1304. Her area of research is in Corporate Communication, focusing on superior/subordinate relations, employee motivation, interviewing, and presentation skills. She has published articles in the Journal of Business Communication and has presented seminars to the Society of Petroleum Engineers Emerging Leaders, Houston chapter and Halliburton. Bridget's professional experience includes marketing in the oil industry and fund development for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.

M.A. Speech Communication, 2000, University of Houston
B.A. Organizational Communication, 1995, University of Tulsa


COMM 1304 Introduction to Communication

COMM 1306  Beginning Public Speaking

COMM 2307 Cultural Communication

COMM 2309  Interpersonal Communication

COMM 3306  Business & Professional Communication

COMM 3309 Interviewing

COMM 3319 Communication and Conflict

COMM 3340 Communication and Leadership

COMM 4310 Organizational Communication

COMM 4330 Training & Development




​Ms. Bridget Mueller is a Lecturer of Communication at the University of Houston-Downtown. She has over fifteen years of collegiate teaching experience, teaching at four Universities and colleges in the Houston area. She received her Master of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Houston in May 2000, focusing her coursework on Organizational Communication and her research on the Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Communication Satisfaction in Non-Profit Organizations. From her professional experience, she has gained enormous experience in public speaking and continually applies that experience in the classroom setting. She is currently the Course Coordinator for COMM 1304, a core course and the building block course for the Communication Area of Concentration. In this role, she manages the common syllabus, course updates, text selection, assignment and testing development, and assessment. She is actively engaged in the assessment process within the Communication team.

Graduate Coursework:
COMM 6300: Research Methodology
COMM 6398: Special Problems Leader-Member Exchange Theory Research
COMM 6302 Communication Theory
COMM 6321: Organization Communication Analysis
COMM 6317: Media Effects
COMM 6334: Family Communication

Teaching Experience:
 2012-present Lecturer, University of Houston-Downtown;
 2001-2006 & 2008-2012 Adjunct Professor, University of Houston-Downtown;
 2001-2003 Lecturer, University of Houston (main campus);
 2000-2005 Adjunct Professor, Houston Baptist University;
 2003-2004 Adjunct Professor, Wharton County Junior College

Professional Experience:
Bridget Mueller has vast career experience in both the collegiate and business segments. She has held management development positions in marketing for the oil industry as well as fund development. Academic staffing positions include experience in academic advising and admissions departments at University of Houston (main campus) and Houston Baptist University. As a fund development manager for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, Bridget Mueller engaged audiences of 2-1000 on numerous occasions, giving well over 500 presentations.

Academic Scholarship/Research:
Bridget Mueller's main research focus has been on the Leader-Member Exchange Theory, specifically addressing application of the theory to the non-profit business sector in Houston, Texas. She was awarded a $500 grant from the Shell Foundation for her research. Bridget has published articles in the Journal of Business Communication and The Way Ahead: Young Engineer's Professional Publication. She has presented at several professional conferences including the National Association of Broadcasting Annual Convention, the National Communication Association Annual Convention, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the Rice University Facilities Department Annual Leadership Retreat.

Bridget Mueller's area of research is in Corporate Communication, focusing on superior/subordinate relations, employee motivation, interviewing, and presentation skills. She has published articles in the Journal of Business Communication and has presented seminars to the Society of Petroleum Engineers Emerging Leaders, Houston chapter. Bridget's professional experience includes marketing in the oil industry and fund development for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Presentations

Mueller, Bridget (2013, May). Action through Effective Listening. Presented to Rice University Facilities Department. Houston, Texas.

Mueller, Bridget (2003, November). Actions Speak Louder than Words: What your Nonverbal Communication is Saying About You. Presented to the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Houston, Texas.

Mueller, Bridget H. & Lee, Jaesub (2002). Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Communication Satisfaction in Multiple Contexts. The Journal of Business Communication, 39, 220-244.

Mueller, Bridget. (2000, April). Battle of the Sexes: Control in the World of Digital Technology. Presented at the National Association of Broadcasting Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shell Foundation Grant (August 1999).

Mueller, Bridget. (2000, April). Battle of the Sexes: Control in the World of Digital Technology. Presented at the National Association of Broadcasting Annual Convention. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Shell Foundation Grant (August 1999).
 



           

 

 

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