Sauter, Kevin O.
Office Location: OEC 125B
Professor Sauter teaches Television Criticism, Public Speaking, Public Communication, Persuasion, and Communication & Citizenship.
B.A., Moorhead State University;
M.A., Miami (Ohio) University;
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Scholarship and service:
Professor Sauter is committed to exposing UST students to global communication concepts and has taken students abroad to study intercultural communication on many occasions. He has taught study-abroad courses in South Africa, Hawaii and Mali (West Africa). Most of Dr. Sauter’s classes contain service-learning components where students learn and apply the material being studied through projects with community partners.
His scholarship is primarily focused on political communication, and he is often asked to provide analysis and commentary for local media outlets on campaign advertising and presidential debates. Professor Sauter is also interested in intercultural communication and traveled around the world in 2008-09 to study the impact of cultural on the Catholic Mass. His project titled A Month of Sundays examines the confluence of culture, identity and communication that occurs in Catholic liturgy in varied circumstances and locations around the world.
Professor Sauter has served as the chair of three different departments at St. Thomas and has led many University and College committees. He currently serves as the Director of the Arts and Letters Division in the College of Arts and Sciences. Sauter joined the UST faculty in 1982.