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April Kedrowicz, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor, Communication

Office: 919.513.6918

Dr. Kedrowicz (Ph.D., University of Utah), coordinates the pre-clinical communication program for DVM students. Prior to her appointment at NC State, she was the founding Director of the CLEAR Program at the University of Utah, an integrated, discipline-specific engineering communication initiative. Dr. Kedrowicz's experience includes faculty development, teacher training, instructional development, and assessment. Research interests include professional communication, health communication, and socialization and professional identity.

PhD, Communication, University of Utah, 2005
MS, Corporate Communication, University of WI-Stevens Point, 1998
BS, Communication, University of WI-Stevens Point, 1996
  • (In Press) Evaluation of fourth-year veterinary students’ client communication skills: Recommendations for scaffolded instruction and practiceStevens, B., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education In Press
  • (In Press) Turning a blind eye: How lack of communication with ER nurses nearly cost a patient permanent vision lossRoyal, K., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Journal of Patient Experience In Press
  • (In Press) The impact of team communication training on students’ behaviors, perceptions, and team functioning during an introductory surgery courseHanley, A. A., Kedrowicz, A. A., Hammond, S., & Hardy, E. M. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education In Press
  • (In Press) Survey of diplomats of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology regarding perceptions of value of this certificationDorman, D., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Journal of Toxicology In Press
  • (2017) Improving Students’ Email Communication through an Integrated Writing Assignment in a Third-Year Toxicology CourseKedrowicz, A. A., Hammond, S., & Dorman, D. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 44(2), 280-289
  • (2016) Social media and impression management: Veterinary Medicine students’ and faculty members’ attitudes toward the acceptability of social media postsKedrowicz, A. A., Royal, K., & Flammer, K. | Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Professionalism 4(4), 155-162
  • (2016) Investigating the association between demographic characteristics and beliefs about animal afterlife: Results from a national studyRoyal, K. D., Kedrowicz, A. A., & Snyder, A. | Anthrozoos 29(3), 409-420
  • (2016) The impact of a group communication course on students’ communication competence and communication apprehensionKedrowicz, A. A. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 43(2), 135-142
  • (2016) Shifting rhetorical norms and electronic eloquence: TED Talks as formal presentationsKedrowicz, A. A., & Taylor, J. | Journal of Business and Technical Communication 30(3), 352-377
  • (2015) Measuring factors that influence decisions to become a veterinarianRoyal, K. D., Schoenfeld-Tacher, R., Kedrowicz, A. A., Hardie, E. M., & Flammer, K. | Research and Development in Medical Education 4(1), 23-29
  • (2015) Clients and Veterinarians as Partners in Problem Solving during Cancer Management: Implications for Veterinary EducationKedrowicz, A. A. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 42(4), 373-381
  • (2015) Relationship between anticipatory socialization experiences and first year veterinary students’ career interestsKedrowicz, A. A., Fish, R. E., & Hammond, S. | Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 42, 18-27
  • (2013) Engineering communication and the global workplace: Preparing professionals and global citizens.Kedrowicz, A. A., & Taylor, J. | connexions: international professional communication journal 1(2), 81-105
  • (2012) Gendered tensions: Engineering student's resistance to communication instruction.Sullivan, K. R., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An international journal 31(7), 596-611
  • (2012) Professional identity on the web: Engineering blogs and self-presentationKedrowicz, A. A., & Sullivan, K. R. | Engineering Studies 4, 33-53
  • (2011) Attitudes about graduate L2 writing in engineering: Possibilities for more integrated instructionJordan, J., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Across the Disciplines 8(4), Retrieved November 30, 2011, from
  • (2011) (Re)Situating communication in the disciplines: Taking gender into accountSullivan, K. R., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Communication Education 60, 389-405
  • (2005) Infusing technical communication and teamwork within the ECE curriculum.Kedrowicz, A. A., Watanabe, S., Hall, D., & Furse, C. | Elektrik, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering 13(3), 1-13
  • (2002) Self-direction or social support? Nonprofit empowerment and the tacit employment contract of organizational communication studiesAshcraft, K. L., & Kedrowicz, A. A. | Communication Monographs 69, 88-110