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Kristin Lindholm, PhD

Chair, Department of Communication
Associate Professor of Communication

Education

PhD, Communication, University of Illinois–Champaign/Urbana (2008)
MA, Counseling Psychology, Trinity International University (1997)
MA, Speech Communication, University of Illinois–Champaign/Urbana (1990)
BA, Teaching of English, University of Illinois–Champaign/Urbana (1989)

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Kristin Lindholm, Associate Professor of Communication and Chair of the Communication Department, has been teaching at Trinity International University since 1994. She earned her PhD at the University of Illinois in Urbana specializing in health communication. Her research is primarily in the areas of coping with aging and engaging in end-of-life communication.

Dr. Lindholm teaches courses in subjects such as family and gender communication, mass communication, and communication theory. In 1998, she was selected as Teacher of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences of Trinity International University. She is also a member of the National Communication Association.

Dr. Lindholm’s interests in the written and spoken arts range from theater (director of sixteen plays) to poetry (assistant editor of smartish pace). She has also published several articles, including the co-authored article “Dilemmas of Talking About Lifestyle Changes Among Couples Coping with a Cardiac Event” in Social Science a& Medicine, the co-authored chapter “Re-organized Medical Practice: An Institutional Perspective on Neonatal Care” in Case Studies in Health Communication, and the co-authored article “Tocqueville and the Rhetoric of Civil Religion in the Presidential Inaugural Addresses” in Christian Scholar’s Review.

Dr. Lindholm was the recipient of the Regents Prize for Distinguished Performance at Trinity International University in 2009, was a member of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2004 and 2005, was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year for the College of Arts and Sciences of Trinity International University for the 1997–1998 academic year, and is a member of the National Communication Association.

Dr. Lindholm has published “Dilemmas of Talking About Lifestyle Changes Among Couples Coping with a Cardiac Event” in Social Science & Medicine: Co-authored article with Goldsmith and Bute (October 2006); “Communication about Lifestyle Change Between Cardiac Patients and Their Partners”: Co-authored chapter with Goldsmith and Bute in Applied Interpersonal Communication Matters: Family, Health, and Community Relations (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006); “Reorganized Medical Practice: An Institutional Perspective on Neonatal Care”: Co-authored chapter with Lammers and Hazeu in Case Studies in Health Communication (Laurence Erlbaum Associates, 2005); and “Tocqueville and the Rhetoric of Civil Religion in the Presidential Inaugural Addresses”: Co-authored article with Bailey in Christian Scholar’s Review (Spring 2003).