Department website: https://www.uwplatt.edu/department/speech
Coordinator: Dr. Laura Anderson
Office: 180 Doudna Hall
About the Program
Communication is the most important activity in our lives. Speech communication is human communication — people speaking and listening to one another.
Speaking and listening are the most basic communication activities of our waking hours and therefore necessary for success in every aspect of life.
The objective of classes in speech communication is to equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitude in order to speak with and listen to others effectively — whether one on one, in a group, or part of a team. In other words, the objective is to make students better oral communicators.
Improving your oral communication skills through the study of speech will make you a much more valuable and effective professional asset to your employer, community, and nation. It will also improve the quality of personal relationships, family communication, and play time.
Faculty and Lecturers
Additional information about the Faculty and Lecturers below may be found in the Faculty and Academic Staff section of this catalog.
Ernest, Damian L.
Furlan, Connie J.
Tebbe, Jeffery J.
Vance, Tiffany C.