Dr. Daws has been teaching communication courses at the college level since 2004. Before joining the KSU Department of Communication in the Fall of 2015, she taught at Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia Highlands College, the University of Kentucky, and Auburn University. She has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, but she primarily teaches courses in the areas of media studies and research methods.
Dr. Daws researches the impact of digital communication on personal identities, communication pedagogy, gender communication and communication history. She is co-authoring a book on newspaper coverage of the TVA's family removal procedures in north Alabama, serving as an invited speaker at a recent National Archives symposium to discuss her work on this topic. Her research appears in numerous journals and books, and she frequently presents her work at state, regional, and national conferences. Recently, she was the recipient of the Top Paper at the Southern States Communication Association Conference - Mass Communication Division. She is an active member of the National Communication Association and serves on the editorial board for Communication Teacher.
B.A., University of North Alabama
M.A., Auburn University
Ph.D., University of Kentucky