Meet Kristen Foltz
Director, Master of Arts in Professional Communication/Assistant Professor, Speech
Phone: (813) 257-3499
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2002 Florida State University, B.A. in International Relations and Spanish
2004 Florida State University, M.A. in Spanish
2007 Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
2019 Florida International University, M.S. in Global Strategic Communications
2019 Florida International University, Graduate Certificate, Conflict Resolution and Consensus Building
Communication Law and Ethics
Speech for Business and the Professions
Freedom of Speech and First Amendment Studies
Persuasion, Argumentation, and Conflict Resolution
Global Speech, Human Rights, and Social Justice
Kristen Foltz specializes in public speaking, to include business communication, professional presentations and global strategic communication. As a licensed attorney and mediator, she is also interested in conflict resolution, freedom of speech and other legal issues relating to communication.
Foltz began her legal career as a litigator prior to becoming a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator in 2011. She first joined The University of Tampa as an adjunct professor in 2010. Currently, she is the director of the Master of Arts in Professional Communication and teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate communication, speech and law courses. An avid traveler, she often leads travel courses taking students across the globe. She is an active public speaker frequently presenting on mediation and legal ethics, diversity and how to improve communication skills. Foltz is an active member of the Florida Bar, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the National Communication Association and is a former president of the Florida Communication Association.