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Ryan Thompson

Teaching Instructor

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Business and Professional Contexts
Formerly a Texas resident, Thompson spent eight years teaching Communication Studies classes at McLennan College in Waco. He has spent of lot of time and attention assisting students in overcoming communication apprehension in interpersonal and presentational contexts in addition to verbal, nonverbal, and organizational efficiency in a variety of speaking opportunities. A strong point of emphasis is studying the efficacy in developing the classroom dynamic through immediacy, personal narrative, and group interaction. Thompson is currently teaching the Senior Capstone class (COMM 403), which is designed to assist graduating Communication Studies majors in their transition from college to their professional endeavors.


  • M.A., Texas Tech University