Dr. Kara Shultz sits at the head of the classroom, teaching her students everything they want to know about communication studies. Her students are making connections about the material to their everyday lives. This is something Dr. Shultz is passionate about, “When I see students making connections they wouldn’t have made before, that is the heart of education.” Dr. Shultz loves to influence her students to engage in learning, especially about topics that interests them.
“I just went on our vacation to St. Martin over spring break and I almost drowned on the first day we were there, and I’m a good swimmer. I mean literally I was a wreck. We were there for an about hour and I almost drowned.” How many professors have lived through tornados, potentially deadly car crashes, almost drowning and still teach because they want to change people’s lives. In my recent interview with Karen DeFrancesco, she dished on her near death experiences and why she has been an educator for thirty years now.