Kelly Steidinger, M.A.

M.A., Ball State University
M.A., University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point


Kelly has been a Communication and Behavior Science Instructor at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin for the past decade teaching psychology, English, and oral communication courses in hybrid, online, telepresence, web conferencing, and face-to-face course formats.

She earned a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology at Ball State University. Her previous experience includes teaching communication courses at Winona State, Augsburg, and UW-Stevens Point Universities. To improve her pedagogy, she has earned a graduate certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching from UW-Stout. Kelly's experiences as a communication professional, educator, and researcher demonstrate her commitment to providing quality public education that spurs student achievement.

Teaching Interests

Health Communication

Introduction to Public Speaking

Interpersonal Communication

Educational Psychology

Lifespan Development

Introduction to Psychopathology

Research Interests

Health Communication

Agricultural Communication

Educational Psychology

Organizational Communication

Institutional Assessment


  • Human Development and Learning Graduate Certificate
  • Effective Teaching Practice in Teaching with OER & OER Enable Pedagogy Certificate
  • E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate
  • WTCS Faculty Quality Assurance Certification

Professional Membership

  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • National Communication Association

Intellectual Contributions

  • "Discovering Civil Discourse: Using the Online Public Sphere for Authentic Assessment," Communication Teacher (2014).