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
- 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.