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[Photo]: Mike Polites

Mike Polites

Campus Address: CA 001E3
Phone: 317-278-7718
Email: mpolites@iupui.edu


Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies


B.S. Ball State University (1996)
M.A. Ball State University (2003)
CTC Ball State University (2003)


I have been teaching in the Department of Communication Studies at IUPUI for over 10 years. When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, going to racing events, doing corporate training, and performing standup comedy.

Academic Interests

Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Interviewing. Research focus on humor, classroom civility, student engagement, and service learning


R110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking C180 Interpersonal Communication C325 Principles and Practices of Interviewing


2011-2012 SLA Outstanding Faculty Award recipient 2014 Trustees Teaching Award recipient


Faculty Advisor to The Communication Network and Lambda Pi Eta Service: United Way, Salvation Army, Goodwill Industries, Training Inc, Warren Central Career Center, Julian Center. Project Manager for Comics That Care.

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