Education/Teaching Experience

  • M.A. Degree, Speech Communication
  • B.A. Degree, Speech Communication
  • B.S. Degree, Mass Communication

Communication Instructor

  • 1999- Present, Hennepin Technical College
  • 1994-1999, Mankato State University, Normandale Community College, Inver Hills Community College, and  St. Paul College

Contact Information

Course Offerings:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication

 Office Hours

  • By Appointment

Kerry Norling’s teaching philosophy – in short

I believe with good communication one will live a more happy and healthy life. This intense belief drives my passion for teaching.  Within the journey of a single semester, it is my intent and great desire to motivate and empower students to become better communicators in an interactive, supportive, and fun classroom environment! 


Student Testimony

“Kerry’s approach to teaching is honorable. She is passionate about the knowledge she has and wants to share it with others. She respects others opinions and allows others the opportunity to share their personal experiences. Keep up the good work!”


“I came into this course without any desire to learn about this, but, the teacher and the material were very informative and I learned a lot about communicating..Thanks Kerry!”


“Kerry loves teaching – She is very upbeat and truly has an interest in what she teaches.  She is one of the best instructors that I have encountered.”


“Kerry is great!  She is very knowledgeable and her teaching style and enthusiasm made learning easy and fun.  She is also so caring and nice to be around - She always seems happy.”


“I liked the way Kerry taught it.  She made sure we understood the information in a variety of ways.  She made the class fun and I even enjoyed the homework she assigned.” 


“I liked the fact that we could kinda let our hair down and say what we wanted uninhibited.

This class has been the most interesting class that I ever had. I loved this class!”


The best was how Kerry explained everything so clear and wasn’t afraid to use personal examples.”


 “I learned so much about myself.  We had such a diverse class and had many great discussions.  Kerry always kept it interesting.”


“Great teacher! Made topics fun to learn, study guides were beyond very helpful and loved how we did activities then had break for 10 mins. Then went back to learning.”


“Kerry is awesome.  She is knowledgeable, organized, and displays interest in the subject.  She is enthusiastic and prompts the class often making it interactive and not just a lecture.  She gives real life examples that makes it easier to understand.  I have had her for 2 classes now and both have been my favorite!”


 “I liked the enthusiasm Kerry had and the fact that she took notice and cared about the progress students made.”


“Kerry was understanding.  She opened my thought process. I am grateful for this course, I gained a lot from it and I am going to apply all that I have learned.”


“There were a lot of helpful tools I learned to help me deal with job problems and others.  I got a better picture of myself knowing the improvements that need to be made.  Kerry opened my eyes!”



Last updated by ksladek : 2014-09-16 14:12:27