25140-Longtin, Krista

Krista J. Longtin, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

CA 307D
Indianapolis, IN


Krista Longtin is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, and an Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development. Her research focuses on communication education in the sciences and health professions and faculty development, and organizational/professional identity. Krista leads Indiana University’s institutional affiliation with the Alda Center for Communicating Science, serves as the co-editor for the Public Library of Science’s Science Communication blog, and runs a graduate minor in Communicating Science at IUPUI.

In 2016, Krista was highlighted by the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of their Forty Under 40 young professionals to watch for her work using improvisational theater to teach scientists to communicate more effectively. Prior to earning her graduate degrees, Krista worked for The Weather Channel and Indiana Public Radio. She a BA from Ball State University, an MA in from Purdue University, and a PhD from Indiana University. Krista’s work has been published in Academic Medicine, Communication Education, and the Journal of Faculty Development.

Key Publications

Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Rossing, J. P., & Weinstein, E. (2018). Twelve tips for using applied improvisation in medical educationMedical teacher40(4), 351-356.

Rossing, J. P., & Hoffmann-Longtin, K. (2016). Improv (ing) the academy: applied improvisation as a strategy for educational development. To Improve the Academy35(2), 303-325.

Palmer, M., Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Walvoord, E., Bogdewic, S. P., & Dankoski, M. E. (2015). A competency-based approach to recruiting, developing, and giving feedback to department chairsAcademic Medicine90(4), 425-430.

Hobson, W. L., Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Loue, S., Love, L. M., Liu, H. Y., Power, C. M., & Pollart, S. M. (2019). Active learning on center stage: theater as a tool for medical educationMedEdPORTAL15, 10801.

Terregino, C. A., Copeland, H. L., Sarfaty, S. C., Lantz-Gefroh, V., & Hoffmann-Longtin, K. (2019). Development of an empathy and clarity rating scale to measure the effect of medical improv on end-of-first-year OCSE performance: a pilot studyMedical Education Online24(1), 1666537.

Hoffmann-Longtin, K., Kerr, A. M., Shaunfield, S., Koenig, C. J., Bylund, C. L., & Clayton, M. F. (2020). Fostering Interdisciplinary Boundary Spanning in Health Communication: A Call for a Paradigm Shift. Health Communication, 1-9.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies, School of Liberal Arts
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Education
    2014 PhD Indiana University
    2002 MA Purdue University
    1998 BA Ball State University
  • Awards
    Org: Indiana University
    Desc: Trustee's Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2018-05-01

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