James Katt, Ph.D.


Spring 2018 Office Hours:

R: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or by appt.


Jim Katt is an associate professor and the area coordinator of the human communication program. He is also the president and owner of American Communication Group Inc., a communication consultation and audio-visual production company.

Katt earned his B.S.B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida. His teaching interests include interpersonal communication, organizational communication, communication theory, research methods and motivation in communication.


Research Interests

  • Technology in communication
  • Effective use of presentation software
  • Immediacy in the online environment
  • Motivation in communication
  • Influencing perceptions of relevance
  • Student motivators and de-motivators
  • Communication traits
  • Motivational effects of written, verbal communication