Candice Ruh

Teaching Assistant
 Johnston Hall 334


PhD, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (expected May 2026)                                MA, Communication Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2011)                                              BA, Communication Studies, Emphasis in Public Relations and Organizational Communication with Minor in Psychology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (1999)                                              AAS, University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc (1997)

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Fall 2022-Present)      COMMUN 105 – Business and Professional Communication                                                  COMMUN 311 – Communication and Leadership

Adjunct Instructor – Gateway Technical College (Spring 2022)                                                                COM 801-198, Speech                                                                                                                                  COM 801-302, Speaking Principles

Graduate Teaching Assistant – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Fall 1999-Spring 2001)            COMMUN 101 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Research Interest

I conduct qualitative and critical research on the structures of identity and power in organizations and social institutions.

Professional Experience

Independent Consulting (2019-2022). Owner of private practice providing 1×1 and small business start up coaching as well as consulting services focused on strategic planning, client journey-mapping, and process efficiencies. Two published works, a memoir and a children’s book, released in 2023 with Eight Limbs Press.

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (2000-2020) Private sector experience creating Leadership and Diversity and Inclusion programs, consulting with executives, and implementing national strategies for process improvements and organizational change.


Certification in Mediation and Negotiation (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)                    Certified Coach (Breakthrough Coaching)                                                                                            Certification in Adult Learning Techniques (Techniques for Training Excellence)                  Advanced Certification in Change Management (Prosci)                                                                              Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours (Yoga Alliance)                                                                            Reiki Master and Teacher (International Center for Reiki Training)

Selected Service

July 2023 – Presenter, Group Facilitator, Yoga Instructor, Wild Goose Festival, Jericho NC      July 2023 – Presenter, Unity in Motion Summer Scholars Series, Milwaukee WI                              June 2023 – Children’s Message on Inclusion for Pride, Plymouth Church, Milwaukee WI


Democratization, Authenticating Identities: Activisms of Resistance to Rising Religio-Ethnonationalisms. Panel competitively selected by the Advocacy and Social Justice Caucus; National Communication Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2023.

Listening Across Organizational Voices: Community-Based Service-Learning in Nonprofit Organizations to Enhance Communication. Panel competitively selected by the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group; Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, March 2023.

Post-Covid Strategies for Teaching Business and Professional Communication. Panel competitively selected by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning; University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Teaching and Learning Symposium, Milwaukee, January 2023.

Points of Pride

Accessibility Resource Center Excellence Award for Instructors, 2023

Amazon Hot New Release, Finding Life In Between 2nd Edition, 2023

Amazon Best Seller, Finding Life In Between 2nd Edition, 2023

Amazon Hot New Release, Meet My Jesus, 2023

Amazon Best Seller, Meet My Jesus, 2023

Fun Facts

I am a mom to 3 humans and 2 miniature long-haired dachshunds. I have a passion for world adventures, and I love riding around on my Vespa.