- 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
- 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.
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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.