Communication Arts Faculty

Dr. Clarke Rountree, Ph.D. (Rhetorical Studies), University of Iowa, 1988; M.A. (Rhetorical Studies) University of Iowa, 1985; B.A. (Political Science), University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1983

Dr. Clarke Rountree

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Teaching Assignments: Rhetorical Criticism, Women Orators, Legal Argument, Burkeian Theory & Criticism, Senior Seminar, Public Speaking

Research Interests: Judicial Rhetoric, Political Rhetoric, Burkeian Rhetorical Theory, Argument Theory, Rhetoric and Race, Religious Discourse

Service Highlights: Department Chair (1996-2009, 2011-present); President, Kenneth Burke Society (2011-14); Co-Editor and Co-Founder, KB Journal (2004-2008); manuscript reviewer for Quarterly Journal of Speech, Communication Monographs, Rhetoric Review, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Southern States Communication Journal, Western Communication Journal, Communication Studies, Communication Law Review, Eighteenth-Century Life, and Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric (various dates)Treasurer, Kenneth Burke Society (2002-2005); National Convention Program Planner for the Kenneth Burke Society, SCA Branch (1990, 1991); Charter member, Kenneth Burke Society (1985); member of UAH Graduate Faculty, National Communication Association, Kenneth Burke Society, and Southern States Communication Association; faculty advisor to The Exponent (1999-2004, 2008-11), Omicron Delta Kappa (1999-2002); Faculty Senator (two terms); Chair, Undergraduate Scholastic Affairs Committee (2009-11); PTAC (2010), Faculty Advisor, UAH Young Democrats (2004-11); member or chair of several search, faculty reappointment, and faculty promotion and tenure committees

Dr. Eletra Gilchrist, Ph.D. (Communication), University of Memphis, 2004; M.A. and B.A. (Communication Studies), University of Alabama, 2001, 1999

Dr. Eletra Gilchrist

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Teaching Assignments: Media Writing I & II, Communication Methods, Persuasion, Public Speaking, Senior Seminar, Small Group Communication, Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication

Research Interests: Culture and Communication, African American Communication, Communication Pedagogy. Find Dr. Gilchrist's book, Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors With this Ph.D., I Thee Wed

Service Highlights: Chair African American Communication & Culture Division of the National Communication Association, UAH Faculty Senator, UAH Faculty and Student Development Faculty Senate Committee, UAH Faculty/Staff Traffic Appeals Committee, Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Committee, UAH Liberal Arts, APA Editor for the Journal of College Reading and Learning, Faculty advisor to Lambda Pi Eta, Communication Arts student honor society, Article Reviewer for Critical Studies in Media Communication, Article Reviewer for Journal of Research Practice, Book Reviewer for Oxford University Press, Paper Reviewer for World Communication Association, Paper Reviewer for National Communication Association, Panel Respondent and Session Chair for National Communication Association

Dr. Pavica Sheldon, Ph.D. (Communication Studies), Louisiana State University, 2010; M.M.C (Mass Communication), Lousiana State University, 2006; University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2003.

Dr. Pavica Sheldon

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Teaching Assignments: Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Rhetorical Communication, Communication Research Methods, Communication Theory, Mass Media in America, Advertising

Research Interests: Media Psychology, Social Media Uses and Gratifications, Interpersonal Communication, Health Communication

Service Highlightsad-hoc reviewer for New Media & SocietyJournal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationJournal of Social and Personal RelationshipsSex RolesJournal of CommunicationMedia PsychologyCyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace; Reviewer for the National Communication Association conference papers; Reviewer for the International Communication Association conference papers;  Former member of editorial board for Rocky Mountain Communication Review;  Former graduate students representative for the Louisiana Communication Association

David Harwell, MFA (Theatre Design and Technology), University of Illinois, 1991; BFA (Theatre), University of Montevallo

David Harwell

Teaching Assignments: Theatre Appreciation, Acting, Theatre Mainstage, Design Elements, Ancient Greek Theatre

Research Interests: Theatre Architecture, Ancient Greek Theatre, Stage Lighting, Stage Design, Arts Technology, Arts Management, Film and Video Production, Emerging Artists

Service Highlights:  Direct UAH TheatreDirect Theatre Minor, Serve with UAH Advancement and Relations. Traveled with students to Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN,  Lexington, KY, New York City and Athens Greece.

Kristin Scroggin, M.A. (Communication Studies), University of Alabama, 2005; BA (Speech Communications), University of Montevallo , 2000.

Kristin Scroggin

Teaching Assignments: Introduction to Rhetorical Communication, Business and Professional communication, Foundations of Human Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Organizational Training and Development, Small Group Communication

Service Highlights: Department Internship Coordinator, Faculty Advisor, Departmental Web Advisor, UAH Blue Crew Spirit Organization, Founder, Member American Society of Training and Development,  UAH Student Government Association Distinguished Faculty Member Award for the College of Liberal Arts, 2009.