Faculty Spotlight

David Morin

Nancy Tobler, PhD

Dr. Nancy Tobler joined the Communication Department as a tenure-track professor in Fall of 2009. She currently teaches COMM 1020 (Public Speaking), COMM 2110 (Interpersonal Communication), COMM 3020 (Research Methods), and COMM 4010 (Communication Education).

  • What is your current position?

    I am an Assistant Professor.

  • How many years have you been in the department?

    Started in 2009.  I have taught at the university level since I was a graduate student in 1982.

  • Where are you from?

    I grew up in Lewiston, Utah.  I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor and Master degrees.

  • Why did you decide to become a professor?

    I love teaching.  My undergraduate degree is in speech education.  I went straight from my undergraduate degree to my Master program.  I taught at USU until I moved to Utah County.  I started on a PhD program.  I didn't know I would end up loving research so much.

  • What do you like most about teaching in Communication?

    Communication is everything.  Because communication involves every aspect of our lives, I love talking about the impact of influence of communication.

  • What is your favorite movie?

    I think I would make a good movie critic.  My current favorite genre is film based on "real world" events.  I love documentary and Disney.  I guess Sound of Music is probably one of my favorites, but I also love Shawshenk Redemption.

  • Do you have a favorite food?

    I love food.

  • What is your favorite band?

    I don't remember band's names.

  • Anything on your bucket list that you would like to share?

    I don't carry my dreams in a bucket.  However, I would love to live in China for an extended period of time.