Cheri Ketchum, PhD
Core Faculty Online
Dr. Cheri Ketchum is faculty in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts, overseeing the Communication and Journalism programs at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She obtained her PhD in Communication from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. After earning her Doctorate in 2005, Dr. Ketchum taught for about a year as an adjunct at UCSD. She then did strategic research for a labor union in Las Vegas for several years. At the end of her time there, she was responsible for writing training curriculum for new employees; this made her miss teaching. She joined the faculty at Ashford (now the University of Arizona Global Campus) in May 2011 and now instructs courses in communication studies. Dr. Ketchum says, “I’ve had the opportunity to interact with people from diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds in a variety of work and volunteer situations. This has trained me well for my experience here at UAGC. I really appreciate the diversity of our student body and approach students with that in mind. Knowing where students come from helps me understand how best to instruct them.” Dr. Ketchum enjoys cooking, making arts and crafts, travelling, watching movies and television with a critical eye, and listening to both live and recorded music. She lives with her boyfriend and their dog in Henderson, NV.