Ellen Bremen is a 14-year, three-time nationally recognized tenured Communication Studies professor (Highline Community College, Seattle), who is forging a "communication revolution" to help students strengthen interactions with their professors and gain skills for college and beyond. Ellen believes that student-professor dynamics can have the single biggest impact on a student’s college experience. In her new book Say This, NOT That to Your Professor: 36 Talking Tips for College Success (NorLights Press, April 2012), Ellen teaches students how to masterfully navigate simple and complex class-related situations. Ellen blogs weekly as The Chatty Professor with more college/interpersonal communication tips. Ellen’s goal is for students to enjoy better student-prof relationships, improved grades, and confident and competent communication skills for college and beyond.
In the classroom, Ellen stops at nothing to help students strengthen their communication skills: Peanut butter and jelly to illustrate problematic messages, pipe cleaners to teach communication models, and Post-it notes to reduce speaking anxiety. She holds degrees in Post-Secondary Education and Communication, is an award-winning speaker, and has served as a subject matter expert in communication for nearly every major academic publisher, including Oxford University Press, Cengage, and Pearson.