Krystyna Aune is
an associate professor in the UH Manoa Department of Speech. Her
goal as a university professor is to stimulate students’ interest
in the content area of the courses she is teaching, and more broadly,
in the field of communication.
Aune believes that the content covered in her classes—persuasion,
message processing and relationship management—is fundamental
to students’ lives in every respect. Students learn because
she has a way of relating personal examples and anecdotes to vividly
illustrate abstract ideas to make them accessible, understandable
and relevant to everyday experiences.
A student writes, “She has a very dynamic personality that is
exuded both inside and outside of the classroom, as reflected in
her great enthusiasm and passion in talking about speech communication.”
A number of Aune’s undergraduate students have decided to pursue
master’s degrees in the department and several are now doctorate
students in prestigious programs across the country.