Nebraska Authors

Karen Kangas Dwyer

Born 1950 Omaha, NE (USA)

The author did a TV segment on KETV's 'Good Morning Omaha' with Dave Foote called, 'Easy Livin' Microwave Cooking.' She was also the microwave columnist for Billie Oakley's 'Home Talk' magazine.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Bovey, MN

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Cookbooks; Communications; Public Speaking


Bachelor of Science in Home Economics, 1972, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts in Communications, 1989, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Ph.D. in Communications, 1995, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Teacher of Home Economics
Microwave Specialist
Home Economist
Public Speaking Instructor
Basic Speech Course Director at University of Nebraska-Omaha

Places Worked

Public Schools
Sharp Microwave Company
University of Nebraska-Omaha


Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Rhoden Fellowship for Outstanding Graduate Students from Nebraska


National Communication Association


Easy Livin' Microwave Cooking. 1989.
Easy Livin' Low Calorie Microwave Cooking. 1990.
Easy Livin' Microwave Cooking for the Holidays. 1991.
Conquer Your Speechfright. 1998.
Public Speaking Workbook. 2001.
iConquer Speech Anxiety and Interview Anxiety: A Workbook to Help You Overcome Your Nervousness & Anxiety about Public Speaking and Interviewing. 2016.

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