James Glen Beggs, Ph.D.
Fountain Hills, AZ

   

 

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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Louisiana State University 1982
    • Major: Communication Studies
    • Minor: Rhetoric and Persuasion
    • Minor: English and Literary Criticism
    • Minor: Literature in Performance
    • Minor: Radio-Television-Film
  • M.A. Southwest Missouri State University 1978
    • Major: Rhetoric and Persuasion
    • Minor: Theatre/Performance of Literature
  • B.A. Baptist College 1975
    • Major: Music Theory
    • Minor: Vocal Performance
    • Minor: Biblical Studies

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Grand Canyon University 2001-2012
    • Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Professor of Humanities
    • Director of Academic Excellence, College of Liberal Arts
    • Associate Professor\Chair, Communications/Speech
  • International University, Vienna, Austria 2008-2010 summers
    • Visiting Professor of Communication: Political and Business
  • Shanghai Teachers University, Shangai, China 2002, summer
    • Visiting Professor of Conversational English
  • Trinity International University 1985-2001
    • Professor of Humanities\Chair, Communication Studies/English
  • Florida International University-Miami, FL 1986-2001
    • Adjunct Faculty, Speech, Corporate Communication, Oral Interpretation
  • Drury College-Springfield, MO 1981-1985
    • Adjunct Faculty, Speech Communication
  • Baptist College-Springfield, MO 1975-1985
    • Professor, Speech and Performance Studies
  • Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge, LA 1979-1981
    • Graduate Instructor, Speech and Radio, Television

COMMUNITY and CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

  • Visiting Professor, East-West Foundation, Rabat, Morocco, 2011.
  • Visiting Professor, International University, Vienna, Austria, 2008-2010.
  • Lead GCU student Tour of Germany, summer, 2007.
  • Create "raps" to promote campus groups and activities, 2005-present.
  • Lead GCU faculty tour of Paris and the South of France, Summer, 2005.
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai Teachers University in China, Summer, 2002.
  • Member Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church, Key Biscayne, FL, 1985 – 2008.
  • Renovation of Chateau in South of France, Summer, 2000.
  • Project Teamwork (Habitat for Humanity) Honduras, Summer, 1999.
  • Taught English and directed Performance group, Venezuela, Spring Break, 1997.
  • Assistant, Head of Volunteers at LIPC, Key Biscayne, 1986-1993.
  • Volunteer, Miami Grand Prix, 1989-90.
  • Member-performer, Baton Rouge Arts and Humanities Council, 1980-81.
  • Member University Church, Baton Rouge, LA, 1979 – 1981.
  • Attend Campus and off-campus sporting events, 1975-present.
Turkey, 2010

JOB RELATED SKILLS

  • Professor of Humanities
    • Over 30 years experience teaching across the liberal arts curriculum:
      • human communication: interpersonal, intercultural, human, and mass communication theory
      • literature: poetry, prose, drama, oral interpretation
      • literary criticism and literature in performance
      • mass communication:radio, television, film
      • philosophy, history of ideas, religion and art, art appreciation
      • public speaking: presentation, persuasion, rhetorical history
      • interdisciplinary courses in religion and the fine arts
  • Creator, Director
    • Created and directed student performances of bilingual children's literature which were performed in:
      • Arizona, California, Louisiana, Missouri, Florida, China, Honduras, Austria, and Venezuela
  • Peer and Student Evaluations
    • Received Student and peer evaluations that attest to my instructional abilities with diverse student populations
  • Instuctional Technologies
    • Constructed and managed personal website using Dreamweaver
    • Developed and taught courses for ground and online modalities
    • Use Blackboard, Angel, and other platforms to deliver online and web-enhanced courses
    • Use PowerPoint, video, web media such as TED,YouTube, Facebook in daily instruction
  • As Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Made difficult, data-driven, decisions regarding the sustainability of majors and programs
    • Managed annual CLAS budget in excess of 3 million dollars
    • Developed mission, vision statements, strategic plans and scorecard to measure outcomes
    • Processed timely progress reports and maintained SWOT analysis
    • Supervised 50 departmental employees in the College of Arts and Sciences
    • Taught faculty to use technology and web resources in instruction
    • Developed faculty evaluations and evaluation process
    • Hired, evaluated, and released faculty and staff

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES and DEVELOPMENT

  • NCA, program respondent, Performance Program, San Antonio, 2006
  • NCA, program planning, Performing Christian Texts-Voicing the Past/Sounding the Future, Chicago, 2004
  • AACU Conference Panelist/Speaker, Pedagogies of Engagement: New Designs for Learning In and Across the Disciplines, Chicago, 2004.
  • NCA, program respondent, Text in Performance, Miami, 2003
  • GCU, Faces of Justice Conference, Teaching Justice across the Curriculum, Phoenix, 2003.
  • NCA, program respondent, Performance of Poetry and Mime, New Orleans, 2002.
  • NCA Short Course and day long Seminar on Service Learning, New Orleans, 2002.
  • Member of the GERT Teaching Team for pilot freshman course, The Individual in Community, GCU, 2002-2004.
  • NCA Short Course with EM Griffin on A First Look at Communication Theory, New Orleans, 2002.
  • NCA Short Course on Internship Management, Atlanta, 2001.
  • NCA Short Course: Experiential Approaches to the Basic Communication Course. Atlanta, 2001.
  • NCA panel, Representations of Grief in the Media, New York City, 1998.
  • Conference on Liberal Arts Education and Diversity, Washington D.C., 1994.
  • Chair, Oral Interpretation Program, Speech Communication Convention, Chicago, 1990.
  • Speaker for Drug Enforcement Agency seminar on Communication Apprehension, Miami, 1988.
  • Respondent-Speaker, Contributed Papers on Paul Shyre, Central States Speech, Chicago, 1988.
  • Featured speaker, National Management Seminar, Credibility Enhancement for Organizations and Individuals, Miami, 1988.
  • Speaker, Interpersonal Communication, U.S. Postal Service Southern Regional Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, 1986.
  • Received L.S.U. Research Grant to study the collected papers of Paul Shyre at Boston University, Mugar Library, L.S.U., 1980.
  • Selected as one of two graduate students to teach Television Production and Directing - Radio Production, L.S.U., 1981-82.
  • Recognized as one of "Missouri's Six Outstanding Educators," 1983-84.
  • Appointed to Central States Speech Association membership committee representing private institutions, 1983-84.
  • Program participant, Central States Speech Association, Modern Poets of Indiana, 1985.
  • Panel speaker at S.C.A. Convention, The Dramatistic Pentad: Toward a Hextad as a Means of Analysis in the Oral Performance of Literature, 1984.
  • Assistant Director, Parker's Back, LSU, 1980.
  • Assistant Director, Man of La Mancha, SMSU, 1977.