StMU Faculty Katherine Hampsten
Departments
Programs
Education
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Baylor University
  • B.A., Baylor University
Courses
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Gender Communication
  • Interviewing
  • Introduction to Speech Communication
  • Issues of Work and Family
  • Organizational Communication
Research Interests
  • Intersections of gender, identity and work
Biography

Katherine Hampsten, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Communication Studies at St. Mary’s University. Her teaching and research focus on intersections of gender, identity, and work. Hampsten teaches courses such as Gender Communication, Issues of Work and Family, and Fundamentals of Oral Communication. She serves as the Assistant Chair of English and Communication Studies, the representative for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to the Academic Assessment Committee, the sponsor of the Gamma Kappa Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, and a past faculty chair for the Women’s History Month committee. Her research on women and cultural norms of perfection received a Top 4 Paper from the National Communication Association’s Feminist and Women Studies division. In 2016, Hampsten received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Publications

Hatfield, E. & Hampsten, K. (Forthcoming, 2016). Tracing the Daddy Wars: The emergence of dad culture and the prioritization of work – life balance. In Hatfield, E. F. (Editor), The balancing act: Intersections of work-life balance in communication across identities, genders, and cultures. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Hampsten, K. & Cedillo, D. (In press). A Review of “Vielmetter, Georg & Sell, Yvonne. Leadership 2030”. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.

Hampsten, K. (Educator). (February, 2016). How Miscommunication Happens (and How to Avoid It). TED-Ed Original Lesson. Available at http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-avoid-miscommunication-katherine-hampsten.

Hampsten, K. & Wesner, B. (2016). Online like a boss: Taking the guesswork out of the online communication experience, 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Hampsten, K. (2015). Challenges in working with portraiture. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 43(4), 468-471.

Hampsten, K. (2014). Teaching work & family for the first time. Work and Family Researchers Network Commons. Available at http://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/wfrn-repo.

Hampsten, K. (2011). A Review of: “Wolitzer, Meg. The Ten- Year Nap.” Women’s Studies in Communication, 34(2), 222-224.

Hampsten, K. (2011). Serving country, serving family: Visual images of Cold War domesticity in Seventeen magazine. Women and Language. Retrieved from http://www.womenandlanguage.org/WomenColdWar/index.html.

Refereed Conference Papers and Panels

Hampsten, K. (June, 2016). Forecasting the future of work and family: Organizational imperatives. Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, Washington, D.C. Competitively selected discussion forum presentation.

Hampsten, E. & Hampsten, K. (June, 2016). Work/life balance among medical residents in a family medicine program. Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, Washington, D.C. Competitively selected discussion forum presentation.

Hampsten, K. (April, 2016). “Who gets the office?”: Creating conscious approaches to conflict. Southern States Communication Association Conference, Austin. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hatfield, E. & Hampsten, K. (April, 2015). Tracing the Daddy Wars: Popular press coverage of emerging dad culture and the prioritization of work – life balance. Popular Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hampsten, K. (November, 2014). Managing the paradoxes of perfection in women’s daily lives: Portraits of challenges and strategies. National Communication Association Conference, Chicago. Competitively selected convention paper. Awarded Top 4 Paper, Women’s and Feminist Studies Division.

Hampsten, K. (June, 2014). Implications of constructing work/life balance for mothers as an earned privilege. Work and Family Researchers Network International Conference, New York. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hampsten, K. (June, 2014). Teaching work & family for the first time: An ethnographic analysis. Work and Family Researchers Network International Conference, New York. Competitively selected convention paper.

Bochantin, J., Hatfield, E. & Hampsten, K. (June, 2014). Exploring emotions and work/family conflict. Work and Family Researchers Network International Conference, New York. Competitively selected panel symposium.

Hatfield, E. & Hampsten, K. (June, 2014). Understanding working fathers in the 21st century. Work and Family Researchers Network International Conference, New York. Competitively selected panel symposium.

Hampsten, K. (Chair). (November, 2013). Oprah, Lance, and Livestrong: Exploring the Rhetoric and Impact of Armstrong’s Media Apology. National Communication Association, Washington, D. C. Competitively selected panel.

Hampsten, K. (November, 2010). Serving country, serving family: Visual images of Cold War domesticity in Seventeen magazine. National Communication Association, San Francisco. Competitively selected panel participant on Visual Representations of Women in the Cold War.

Hampsten, K. and Ramasubramanian, S. (November, 2010). Representations of food andfemininity in Seventeen Magazine from 1945-2005. National Communication Association, San Francisco. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hampsten, K. (November, 2010). Choosing to finish second: A case study of opting-out
mothers. National Communication Association, San Francisco. Competitively selected Scholar to Scholar Session.

Hampsten, K. (October, 2009). “Opting out” and The Ten Year Nap: A third wave response to radical feminism. FemRhet 2009 Conference. Michigan State University. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hampsten, K. (July, 2008). Position paper. Alta Revisited Conference, Alta, Utah. Invited conference participant.

Hampsten, K. (November, 2007). Pushes, pulls, and the space between: A feminist perspective on the “Opt Out Revolution.” National Communication Association, Chicago. Competitively selected convention paper.

Hampsten, K. (April, 2007). Redefining civic participation: The United States’ role in international higher education. American Educational Research Association, Chicago. Competitively selected convention paper.

Invited Presentations

Hampsten, K. (May, 2014). “Teaching online with Blackboard.” Presentation for English and Communication Studies Faculty, St. Mary’s University.

Hampsten, K. (March, 2014). “Creating an online course: Strategies and lessons learned.” Presentation for Instructional Technology Faculty Showcase, St. Mary’s University.

Hampsten, K. (March, 2014). “Communicating academic research to a lay audience.” Presentation for McNair Scholars, St. Mary’s University.

Hampsten, K. (November, 2013). “Basics of public speaking.” Presentation for Emerging Leaders Speaker Series, St Mary’s University.

Hampsten, K. (March, 2013). “Gender research brown bag.” Presentation for Women’s History Month, St. Mary’s University.

Hampsten, K. (October, 2011). “Creating visual rhetoric.” Virtual presentation for HU 2642: Introduction to Visual Media, Michigan Technological University.

Hampsten, K. (February, 2011). “Designing a content analysis.” Meet-the-Researcher Series, COMM 308: Research Methods in Communication, Texas A&M.

Hampsten, K. (October, 2010). “How do I write a dissertation or thesis proposal?” Graduate-Faculty Colloquium Series. Texas A&M Department of Communication.

Hampsten, K. (October, 2008). “Examining Sarah Palin: The rhetoric and representation of women, work, and family.” Graduate-Faculty Colloquium Series. Texas A&M Department of Communication.

Hampsten, K. (March, 2007). “Opportunities in communication.” College-Wide Career Seminar, Houston Community College.

Grants and Awards

Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Mary’s University, 2016.

Faculty On-campus Research Grant, St. Mary’s University, 2015. $3,500.

Top 4 Paper, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division, National Communication Association Conference, 2014.

Travel Award, Dean’s Fund for Excellence, 2014. $500.

New Faculty Start Up Grant, St. Mary’s University, 2014. $500.

Faculty Research Course Release, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2014.

Competitively Selected Participant, Summer Faculty Institute on Learning Technologies. St. Mary’s University, 2013.

Competitively Selected Participant, National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar, 2010.

Departmental Mini-Grant for Travel, Texas A&M University, 2010. $500.

Departmental Mini-Grant for Research, Texas A&M University, 2009. $500.

Fellow, Developmental Instructional Technology, Houston Community College System, 2005. $2,000.

Dean’s Recognition for Outstanding Student Evaluations, Houston Community College.

Beall Poetry Festival Award for Best Short Story. Baylor University, 2000. $100.

Excellence in Student Involvement Award. Baylor University, 1998. One of four graduating students honored for contributions to student life.