Communication Arts Faculty

Clarke Rountree

Dr. Clarke Rountree

Department Chair, Communication Arts

 Madison Hall 342
 256.824.6646
rountrj@uah.edu

Education

  • 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

Classes Taught

  • 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

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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


Eletra Gilchrist

Dr. Eletra Gilchrist

Associate Professor, Communication Arts

 Madison Hall 342
 256.824.6871
eletra.gilchrist@uah.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Memphis, 2004
  • M.A. Communication Studies, University of Alabama, 2001
  • B.A. Communication Studies, University of Alabama, 1999

Classes Taught

  • Media Writing I & II
  • Communication Methods
  • Persuasion
  • Public Speaking
  • Senior Seminar
  • Small Group Communication
  • Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication

Research Interests

Service Highlights

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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


Pavica Sheldon

Dr. Pavica Sheldon

Assistant Professor, Communication Arts

Academia.edu Profile

 Madison Hall 342C
 256.824.2305
pavica.sheldon@uah.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, 2010
  • M.M.C Mass Communication, Lousiana State University, 2006
  • University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2003

Classes Taught

  • 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
  • Another Group

Service Highlights

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ad-hoc reviewer for New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Sex Roles, Journal of Communication, Media Psychology; Cyberpsychology: 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

David Harwell

Associate Professor, Communication Arts

 Madison Hall 342
 256.824.6909
harweld@uah.edu

Education

  • MFA Theatre Design and Technology, University of Illinois, 1991
  • BFA Theatre, University of Montevallo

Classes Taught

  • 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

Director, UAH Theatre, 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

Kristin Scroggin

Lecturer, Communication Arts

kristinscroggin.com

 Madison Hall 342
 256.824.6871
kts0001@uah.edu

Education

  • M.A. Communication Studies, University of Alabama, 2005
  • B.A. Speech Communications, University of Montevallo, 2000

Classes Taught

  • 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.