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April Kedrowicz, PhD, MS

Associate 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
  • (2018) Evaluation of fourth-year veterinary students’ client communication skills: Recommendations for scaffolded instruction and practice.Stevens BJ, Kedrowicz AA. | J Vet Med Educ 2018 Spring;45(1):85-90. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
  • (2017) Survey of Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology Regarding Perceptions of the Value of This Certification.Dorman DC, Kedrowicz AA. | Int J Toxicol 2017 Sep/Oct;36(5):380-385. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
  • (2017) Turning a blind eye: How lack of communication with ER nurses nearly cost a patient permanent vision loss.Royal K, Kedrowicz AA. | Patient Experience Journal 2017; 4(3):12-14.
  • (In Press) The impact of team communication training on students’ behaviors, perceptions, and team functioning during an introductory surgery courseHanley AA, Kedrowicz, AA, Hammond S, Hardy EM. | J Vet Med Educ In Press
  • (2017) Teaching Tip: Improving Students' Email Communication through an Integrated Writing Assignment in a Third-Year Toxicology Course.Kedrowicz AA, Hammond S, Dorman DC. | J Vet Med Educ Summer 2017;44(2):280-289. Epub 2017 Apr 4.
  • (2016) Social media and impression management: Veterinary Medicine students’ and faculty members’ attitudes toward the acceptability of social media posts.Kedrowicz AA, Royal K, Flammer, K. | J Adv Med Educ Prof 2016 Oct; 4(4):155-162.
  • (2016) Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? Investigating the Association between Demographic Characteristics and Beliefs about Animal Afterlife.Royal KD, Kedrowicz AA, Snyder A. | Anthrozoos 2016; 29(3):409-420.
  • (2016) The Impact of a Group Communication Course on Veterinary Medical Students' Perceptions of Communication Competence and Communication Apprehension.Kedrowicz AA. | J Vet Med Educ 2016 Summer;43(2):135-42. Epub 2016 Mar 11.
  • (2016) Shifting rhetorical norms and electronic eloquence: TED Talks as formal presentations.Kedrowicz AA, Taylor J. | Journal of Business and Technical Communication 2016; 30(3):352-377.
  • (2015) Measuring factors that influence decisions to become a veterinarian.Royal KD, Schoenfeld-Tacher R, Kedrowicz AA, Hardie EM, Flammer, K. | Res Dev Med Edu 2015; 4(1):23-29.
  • (2015) Clients and Veterinarians as Partners in Problem Solving during Cancer Management: Implications for Veterinary Education.Kedrowicz AA. | J Vet Med Educ 2015 Winter;42(4):373-81. Epub 2015 Sep 30.
  • (2015) Relationship between anticipatory socialization experiences and first-year veterinary students' career interests.Kedrowicz AA, Fish RE, Hammond S. | J Vet Med Educ 2015 Spring;42(1):18-27.
  • (2013) Engineering communication and the global workplace: Preparing professionals and global citizens.Kedrowicz AA, Taylor J. | Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal 2013; 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 2012; 31(7):596-611
  • (2012) Professional identity on the web: engineering blogs and public engagement.Kedrowicz AA, Sullivan KR. | Engineering Studies 2012 Jan; 40(1):33-53.
  • (2011) Attitudes about graduate L2 writing in engineering: possibilities for more integrated instruction.Jordan J, Kedrowicz AA. | Across the Disciplines 2011 Dec; 8(4). Retrieved from
  • (2011) (Re)Situating communication in the disciplines: taking gender into account.Sullivan KR, Kedrowicz AA. | Communication Education 2011 Jan; 60(4):389-405.
  • (2006) Infusing technical communication and teamwork within the ECE curriculum.Kedrowicz AA, 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 studies.Ashcraft KL, Kedrowicz AA. | Communication Monographs 2010 Oct; 69(1):88-110.