Connie Blackmann, M.A.

 Connie Blackmann, M.A.

Connie Blackmann, M.A.

Senior Instructor
Communication
ACAD 523

Highlights

Graduating with honors, Connie Blackmann received her BS in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Colorado Christian University and her MA in Speech Communication from the University of Colorado, Denver. Throughout the past 23 years she has taught at the collegiate level in the areas of interpersonal communication, inter-cultural communication, public speaking, life assessment, research and analysis, communication theory, nonverbal communication and persuasion. Connie has also developed in-seat courses and is certified to author and teach on-line courses.

She is currently Faculty Advisor for the National Communication Association's honors society, Lambda Pi Eta, Delta Gamma chapter, here at UCCS. In 2005, she was awarded LAS Outstanding Instructor of the Year and was awarded Student Government, Student's Choice Educator of the Year Award for 2009/2010. She is also an honorary faculty member of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honors Society since 2004. In 2016, she received honorary faculty membership in Alpha Lambda Delta, UCCS Honors Program. She not only enjoys teaching but considers it an honor to be part of students' achieving their goal of pursuing higher education and enhancing their lives. Within this process, she feels that she learns just as much from students as they do from her, and they keep her "young at heart." She considers this the greatest perk of her profession. In addition to being grateful for her career, Connie's true passion is her family. She is an extremely proud Air Force wife and Air Force Mom. She has four amazing adult children and a "nana' to two adorable grandsons and a new baby granddaughter. She attributes her faith and relationship in the Lord in accomplishing every but of the above.

In addition to being grateful for her career, Connie's true passion is her family.  She is an extremely proud Air Force wife and Air Force Mom.  She has four amazing  adult children and a "nana' to two adorable grandsons and a new baby granddaughter.   She attributes her faith and relationship in the Lord in accomplishing every but of the above.    

Education

  • M.A., University of Colorado, Denver (Speech Communication)
  • B.S., Colorado Christian University (Management of Human Resources)

Teaching

  • COMM 2010: Oral Communication in the Workplace
  • COM 2030: Introduction to Communication Theory
  • COM 3230: Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 4200: Persuasion
  • GPS 1010: So You Think You Can Speak
  • COMM 2010-651: Pre-collegiate Program