Aleen Ratzlaff, Ph.D.

Phone: 620-947-3121, ext 1073
Department: Communications

Aleen’s goals as an instructor are to see students become critical thinkers and proficient as oral, written and interpersonal communicators. Her pedagogical approach favors discussion and interaction. She views her role as coaching students and developing collaborative relationships with them.

Aleen believes personal faith is nurtured and experienced best in community, which is why she says Tabor is such a great place for students.


  • Intro to Mass Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Mass Media Writing I
  • Contemporary Theories of Oral Communication
  • Communication Law & Ethics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Business Communication


  • Speaker, Kansas Humanities Speakers Bureau
  • 2001 Dissertation Award, American Journalism Historians Association
  • 2005 Clarence Hiebert Excellence in Teaching Award, Tabor College
  • 2010 Dr. Richard G. Kyle Faculty Lecture Series


  • BA in Social Work, Tabor College
  • MA in Communication, Wichita State University
  • PhD in Mass Communication, University of Florida