Kristen Foltz


(813) 257-3499



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

KBB 206

Meet Kristen Foltz

Professor of Instruction I, Speech


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

Courses Taught:

Speech for Business and the Professions
Oral Communication
Freedom of Speech and First Amendment Studies
Persuasion, Argumentation, and Conflict Resolution
Global Speech, Human Rights, and Social Justice
Oral Performance of Literature

Career Specialties:

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.

Professional and Community Activities:

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 where she taught oral communication and speech for business and the professions. Currently, she teaches a variety of public speaking courses that combine her interests. 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, the National Communication Association and serves on the board of the Florida Communication Association.