Krista																 Longtin

Krista Longtin

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, Indiana University School of Medicine
Adjunct Faculty, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Adjunct Faculty, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department: Communication Studies
(317) 278-2840
CA 307D



Krista Longtin is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and an Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She researches communication education and faculty development in the sciences and health professions.



  • PhD, Indiana University, 2014
  • MA, Purdue University, 2002
  • BA, Ball State University, 1998



Communicating Science; Media Theory and Criticism; Introduction to Interpersonal Communication




  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET), 2018
  • Trustee’s Teaching Award, 2018


  • Accelerating Change in Medical Education Innovation Grant Awardee, American Medical Association, 2020
  • Seminar Series Grant Awardee, IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society, 2019
  • Top Three Paper, Training and Development Division, National Communication Association, 2018
  • Forty under 40 Young Professionals to Watch, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2016



Longtin, K., Brann. M., Ridley-Merriweather, K., & Bach, B. W. (2020). Rethinking graduate student socialization and identification: How the communication discipline can help. Communication Education, 7(1), 120-122.

Longtin, K., & Brann. M. (2020). “It’s hidden, after all:” A modified Delphi study exploring faculty and students’ perceptions of a graduate professional seminar in communication. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 3, 27-48.

Longtin, K., Kerr, A.M., Shaunfield, S.L., Koenig, C.J., Bylund, C.L., & Clayton, M.F. (2020). Exploring the career opportunities and challenges of disciplinary boundary spanners in health communication. Health Communication.

Longtin, K. J., & Hernandez, R. A. (2020). If I Quit in the Clinic and Do Nothing but Teach, I’m Going to Be Looking for a New Job: An Exploration of Uncertainty Management in Medical Education. Communication Studies, 71(5), 724-739.

Terregino, C., Copeland, H.L., Sarfaty, S., Lantz-Gefroh, V., & Longtin, K. (2019). Development of an empathy and clarity rating scale to measure the effect of medical improv on end-of-first-year OSCE performance: A pilot study. Medical Education Online, 24(1), 1666537.

Longtin, K., Organ, J. M., Helphinstine, J. V., Reinoso, D. R., Morgan, Z. S., & Weinstein, E. (2018). Teaching advocacy communication to pediatric residents: the efficacy of applied improvisational theater (AIT) as an instructional tool. Communication Education, 67(4), 438-459.

Longtin, K., Rossing, J. P., & Weinstein, E. (2018). Twelve tips for using applied improvisation in medical education. Medical Teacher, 40(4), 351-356.




  • Chair, Awards Committee, Communication Studies Department, 2015-present
  • Elected Member At-Large, IUPUI Faculty Council, 2016-2020
  • School of Liberal Arts Representative, University-Wide Graduate Faculty Council, 2020-2022
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Selection Committee, 2019-present
  • Top 100 & 10 Student, Selection Committee Member, 2010-present


  • Training Lead, COVID Call Center, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, 2019-present
  • Advisory Committee, Lilly Girls and Young Women in STEM Initiative, Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 2020-present


  • Co-Editor, Public Library of Science (PLOS) Science Communication Blog, 2016-present
  • Assessment Institute, Faculty Development Track Co-planner, 2017-present
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Communication Pedagogy, Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, Patient Education and Counseling, Women’s Studies in Communication

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

  • Communication education in the sciences and health professions, applied improvisation, professional identity formation and socialization, faculty development


CA 307D
425 University Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202