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Ann Culton

Communication Instructor
Communication and Fine Arts Division

Office: Boswell Hall 222
Phone: (208) 769-5917
Email: Ann.Culton@nic.edu


M.S., Eastern Washington University, Communications
B.A., Boise State University, Criminal Justice
Certificate Of Completion, University of Georgia, Principles of Marketing Research

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My name is Ann  Culton. My academic career includes a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Boise State University and a Master’s of Science in Communications from Eastern Washington University. I have also recently completed a certification program specializing in marketing research through the University of Georgia.  
Work Experience:
My work experiences are varied. I have been teaching introductory/professional communications classes for the past few years and prior to this I specialized in health-care marketing. I enjoyed my time in pharmaceuticals as a representative, trainer and mentor. My areas of expertise include analyzing market trends, creating strategic marketing and brand identity campaigns as well as staff training on disease state and products. Prior to that, I was privileged to be a part of an organization that provided short stay acute therapy services to seniors. In this role, I had the opportunity to experience how communication, or lack thereof, could be detrimental to an organization. While in this position, I was instrumental in designing and implementing customer service/interpersonal communication trainings with staff and improving customer satisfaction scores. The key to my employment success has been teamwork, customer service and communication.    
How I spend my time outside of class:
I enjoy spending my time outside of the classroom with my family and friends. The Northwest is a great place to be, and you can find me on the lake in the summer and indoors keeping warm all winter!
Why I Enjoy Teaching:
It is my belief that students are best served by an instructor that cultivates educational curiosity. Integrating real world experiences is a successful way to teach learning objectives. I strive to facilitate student learning through critical thinking, problem solving and questioning. I look for the “ah ha” moments and love to see students when the “light bulb” turns on! As students leave my classroom, I want them to know more than when they arrived, but more importantly…I want you to be able to use what you have learned to make a better life for yourselves and your community.
Ann Culton, MSC

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