Kimberly Oostman

Ph.D. Student

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2016 Cohort

Kimberly R. Oostman is pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication within the Culture and Mass Communication concentration. Her research interests and publications include organizational crisis communication and apologia statements, social media and regret, and representations of women in media. Ms. Oostman also teaches various communication classes at UNM and Business Communication for an online MBA program. She currently volunteers for TEDxABQ with their social media team and enjoys advising students preparing for various speaking engagements.

Previous to joining UNM, Ms. Oostman obtained her B.S. in Accountancy from Valparaiso University. Working in both public and private accounting capacities, she practiced as a CPA for BDO in Chicago, and was a senior internal auditor for United Biscuits, the parent company of Keebler, among other experiences. She completed her M.A. in Communication from the University of New Mexico.

Teaching Interests: 

  • Public Speaking
  • Business Communication
  • Team Professional Communication
  • Strategic Social Media
  • Crisis Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication 

Research Interests: