Executive Director

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Political Science, West Georgia College, 1993
  • M.A., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 1995
  • Ph.D., Communications, Georgia State University, 2005
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 10
    • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 14

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 04G

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • XIDS-2300 (RacialJusticeMovementsCalendar) Section: 01
    • XIDS-2300 (Rhetoric Civil Rights Movement) Section: 02

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 12G
    • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 17
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
    • XIDS-2300 (Rehtoric of Civil Rights Movem) Section: 01

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 05G

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
    • XIDS-2300 (Rhetoric of Civil Rights Mvmt) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 05G
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 01G

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 04G

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 02

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 17
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
    • POLS-4405 (Intro to the European Union) Section: N01
    • POLS-4411 (Fed & Multilevel Gov in the EU) Section: N01
    • POLS-4509 (EU Law & Legal Systems) Section: N01

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
    • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 02
    • ENGL-4385 (Special Topics-Honor) Section: 1HW
    • ENGL-5385 (Special Topics) Section: 04
  • Skills and Resources

    Rhetoric

    My own undergraduate career as an intercollegiate debater and experience of more than two decades now as the coach of a national championship winning intercollegiate debate program, combined with teaching more than one hundred and forty sections of public speaking and debate practicum give me a rich perspective on rhetoric. Any public policy or social issue that involves the need to persuade or instances of being persuaded (that would be all of them!) that we want to understand better could be served by rhetorical analysis.

    Gifted Education

    For fourteen years, i was an administrator in the Honors College, including three as Dean and two as interim Director of the Advanced Academy, an early entrance program for high-achieving dual enrolled students. Combined with my own time in gifted programs in elementary, junior, and high school, and as an honors undergraduate student - all within the state of GA - my experience has provided me a rich perspective on how gifted education functions and what its purposes are.