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Tim Halkowski

Associate Dean & Division Head
Professor
Interpersonal/Organizational Communication

CAC 225
715-346-3409
 
 

Focus

  • B.A. Degree: University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • M.A. Degree: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Ph.D. Degree: University of California-Santa Barbara
  • N.I.M.H. Post-doctoral Fellowship: University of Kentucky Medical College
  • Major Areas of Concentration: Conversation analysis, health communication

Courses Taught

  • Comm 382/582 - Health Communication
  • Comm 385/585 - (Interpersonal Communication Laboratory) - Provider–-Patient communication
  • Comm 383/583 - Interpersonal Communication in Organizations  
  • Comm 389/589 - Personal Communication Topics (Language and Social Interaction)

About

Timothy Halkowski received his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and his Ph. D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was an NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His research and teaching interests include physician-patient interaction and conversation analysis. His research includes work on how patients narrate the discovery of new symptoms to their doctor, how interactants accomplish actions via use of the concept of ‘role’, and how interactants work to make aphasic discourse coherent. He is also doing research on the features of doctor-patient discussions of alcohol and tobacco use.

Research

  • Doctor-Patient communication
  • Analysis of alcohol & tobacco screening discussions
  • Epistemics in health communication

Recent Publications

  • Halkowski, T.  (2014).  ‘Ethnomethodology’ entry in the Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Sage Publishers, New York.
  • Halkowski, T., & Gill, V.T.  (2013).  Analisi della Conversazione ed Etnometodologia: la centralità dell’Interazione. SALUTE E SOCIETÀ.  University of Bologna.
  • Halkowski. T.  (2012).  ‘‘Occasional’ Drinking: Some uses of a non-standard temporal metric in primary care assessment of alcohol use,’ in Beach, W.A. (Ed.). Handbook of patient-provider interactions: Raising and responding to concerns about life, illness, and disease. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
  • ‘Medical Discourse’ in Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis, Ken Hyland and BrianPaltridge (eds.).  London: Continuum Publishers, Ltd., 2011.  
  • “Conversation analysis & Ethnomethodology: The Centrality of Interaction” (with V. Gill), Sage Handbook on Qualitative Health Research, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault (ed.).  London: Sage Publishers, 2010. 
  • ‘‘Occasional’ Drinking: Some uses of a non-standard temporal metric in primary care assessment of alcohol use,’ in Beach, W.A. (Ed.), Handbook of patient-provider interactions: Raising and responding to concerns about life, illness, and disease. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc. (Forthcoming).
  • ‘Toward an Interdisciplinary Field: Language and Social Interaction Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara.’ W. Leeds-Hurwitz (ed.) Schools of Language and Social Interaction Research. New York: Hampton Press. With D. Maynard, S. Clayman, & M. Kidwell, (2010).
  • Realizing the Illness: Patients’ narratives of symptom discovery. In J. Heritage & D. Maynard (editors), Communication in Medical Care: Interaction between primary care physicians and patients. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006).
  • Accomplishing a request without making one: A single case analysis of a primary care visit. Text, Volume 21 (1/2), pp. 55-81. With V. T. Gill, and F. Roberts. (2001).
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