Dr. Kimberly N. Aguilar
California State University, Fresno
Department of Communication
5201 North Maple Ave, Mail Stop SA 46
Fresno, CA 93740-8027
Position: Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Director
Education: Ph.D., University of Utah
Interests: Instructional Communication, Communication Education, Interpersonal Communication, and Quantitative Research Methods
Dr. Aguilar teaches Communication and Learning as well as Communication Research Methods. She is also the current COMM 3 Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) Director. She previously taught courses at California State University, San Bernardino and The University of Utah, which included Principles of Public Speaking, Elements of Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Communication Matters (a community-engaged course), Introduction to Quantitative Communication Research, and Teaching Speech and Communication (a hybrid course). Dr. Aguilar is currently a part of the Strategic Teacher Education Partnership at Fresno State.
Dr. Aguilar’s research explores the intersections of Instructional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Cyberpedagogy. Her research has focused on classroom participation, cold calling, and online learning environments. Dr. Aguilar’s most current research emphasizes online teaching/learning, understanding how both instructors and students conceptualize conflict and incivilities/misbehaviors. She is currently a DISCOVERe Faculty Fellow at Fresno State and a member of the National Communication Association and the Western States Communication Association (WSCA). She is an active member of the WSCA Communication and Instruction Interest Group, where she has earned Top Paper Awards for her research in 2009, 2011, and 2015.