Taylor Katz



MA, Communication, Abilene Christian University, Spring 2018                                                              BA, Communication; BA, Music, Southwest Baptist University, Fall 2012

Research Interests

My work centers on the intersection of storytelling, culture, and mythology, particularly within the context of film. I am passionate about revealing the unseen connections between the concepts embedded in these key communication artifacts and their impact on cultural life.

Teaching Experience

University of WI-Milwaukee

Communication 103: Public Speaking           

Instructor, online sections (present)                                                                             

Lab Instructor (2018-2019)


Abilene Christian University

Communication 211: Speech and Rhetoric

Assistant (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

Instructor of Record (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Scholarly Service and Workshops

Panel Chair, “Public Memory in Film,” Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA, 2018

Panel, “Student Papers in Rhetoric Panel,” National Communication Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, 2017

Pre-Conference Participant, “Our Monstrous Legacies,” National Communication Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, 2017

Department and University Service

Speaking Center Consultant & Clifton Strengths Coach, Fall 2016-Fall 2017                                        Assistant Coach, ACU Debate, Fall 2017-Spring 2018                                                                      Volunteer Event Staff & Public Speaking Consultant, TEDxACU, Spring 2017 & Spring 2018 Tournament Judge, TCSIT State Tournament, Spring 2017 & Spring 2018

Academic Memberships and Honors

NCA (2017)                                                                                                                                                          ECA (2018)                                                                                                                                                          Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Honor Society                                                                                        Alpha Chi, National Honor Society