Dr. Kathleen CzechPhoto of Dr. Kathleen Czech

Dr. Czech has two degrees in Communication, a BS from Northern Arizona University and an MA from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has a doctoral degree in Leadership specializing in higher education administration from the University of San Diego. Her major area of research is in organizational communication. She has several peer reviewed studies published in defensive vs. supportive communication in organizations. She also teaches interpersonal, leadership, and intercultural communication among many other courses. She has been a full time professor of communication at Point Loma Nazarene University. She has an immense passion for teaching and has been selected as a teaching mentor for PLNU. She enjoys traveling and has been to over 25 different countries and feels most at home when she is somewhere else.


  1. Organizational Communication
  2. Management & Leadership
  3. Intercultural Communication
  4. Persuasion
  5. Interpersonal Communication

Key Publications:

  1. Czech, K., & Forward, G.L. (2013).  Communication, leadership, and job satisfaction: Perspectives on supervisor-subordinate relationships.  Studies in Media and Communication, 1(2), 1-14.
  2. Forward, G.L., Czech, K., & Lee, C. (2011). Assessing Gibb’s supportive and defensive communication climate: An examination of measurement and construct validity.  Communication Research Reports, 28(1), 1-15.
  3. Czech, K., & Forward, G.L. (2010).  Leader communication: Faculty perceptions of the department chair.  Communication Quarterly, 58, 432-457.
  4. Czech, K. (2008).  A communication perspective on leadership: Faculty perceptions of the department chair.  North Charleston: SC, VDM Verlag.
  5. Forward, G.L., & Czech, K. (2007).  Mayor, cheerleader, lawyer, or juggler?  An exploratory study of CAO leadership metaphors and challenges. Human Communication, 10(3), 181-198.


  1. Study Abroad Grant from PLNU 2009
  2. Wesleyan Research Grant for Higher Education Research 2012
  3. Teachers noticing teachers mentor and role model award, PLNU 2008
  4. Editorial Board Journal of Communication & Religion 2007-2009

Personal Website: www.kathleenczech.com

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