Assistant Professor and Associate Director for Speaking in the Writing and Speaking Studio
Interpersonal and public communication competencies; communication apprehension; andragogy and pedagogy; training and instructional communication; conflict management; intercultural communication studied through an interpersonal lens; identity and perception; writing center and communication center scholarship
Steve began his work in the field of communication as an adjunct instructor at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and then as a full time instructor at Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Steve has extensive experience teaching public speaking and interpersonal communication to diverse groups that have ranged from high school students enrolled in early college to active duty military.
During his time in the classroom, Steve realized in himself a strong passion for general student success and lessons that transcend the walls of classrooms and disciplines. Although public speaking and interpersonal competencies remain the highlights of his academic interests, Steve is now also motivated to study, teach, and practice these skill sets outside of the traditional classroom context and in unique application to the personal and professional lives of students.
Steve has co-authored a teaching tool published in the Carolinas Communication Annual journal. He has also presented at various regional conferences including the Carolinas Communication Association Conference in Clemson, South Carolina; the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference in Salisbury, Maryland, and the English Association of the Pennsylvania State Universities Conference in West Chester, Pennsylvania.