Dr. Gary Phillips



Department

Communications
Role: Faculty
Campus: West Plains

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Communications
128 Garfield
West Plains, MO 65775

Details

Education

  • PhD, S Illinois Univ-Carbondale (1993)
  • MA, Arkansas State Univ-Jonesboro (1986)
  • BA, Arkansas State Univ-Jonesboro (1984)

Teaching

Fall 2016

  • COM 115 - Fundamentals of Public Spkg (Honors Component Available)
  • THE 197 - Global Theatre
  • IDS 297 - Global Theatre 

Professional experience

Campus Service

  • College Republican, MSU-WP
  • Film and Theater Club, MSU-WP
  • Campus Crusade for Christ, MSU-WP
  • Debate Club, MSU-WP
  • Student Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri

Professional Organizations

  • Speech and Theater Association of Missouri
  • Speech Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • American Institute of Parliamentarians
  • Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association

Presentations

  • Pointless Teaching: Shifting to Competency Based Assessment in Communication Classes, In process for the Central States Communication Association Convention, Milwaukee (April, 2011)
  • Teaching without a Point: Competency Based Assessment in Public Speaking, Fall Convention of Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, MO (October, 2010)
  • A Comparison Among Traditional, Blended and Online Sections of Introductory Public Speaking, Fall Convention of Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, MO (October, 2009)
  • Interactions Among Seated, Blended and Online Sections of the Same Class, Fall Central States Communication Association Conference, St. Louis, MO (April, 2009)
  • Misconceptions about Teaching Public Speaking Online, Fall Convention of Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (September, 2008)
  • Pre-gaming the Game: Can a Micro-game Help Prepare your Class for what is Ahead? Fall Convention of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, MO (September, 2013).
  • The Game's the Thing: Making your Public Speaking Course a Multi-player Classroom. Fall Convention of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, MO (September, 2012).
  • Integration Issues for Competency Based Assessment in a Capstone Experience: Intercultural Communication as an Example, Fall Convention of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, Lake of the Ozarks, MO (September, 2011).

Other interests

Community Service

  • Fulton County 4H Leader, Fulton County Shooting Sports Club
  • Dynamic Marriage Course
  • PRIDE Training
  • Kids' College
  • Howell and Fulton County 4H Clubs
  • Speech and Theater Association of Missouri
  • Fulton County Republican Party
  • Salem Church of Christ

Personal Interests

  • Woodwork/Carpentry, Snow Skiing and Writing
  • Shooting (Pistol and Rifle), Fencing (Sabre, Foil and Epee)
"It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others and less trouble."
— Mark Twain

Awards and honors

  • Governor's Award for Excellence in Education, 2013.
  • Faculty Mentor Award, Missouri State University, West Plains, Student Government Association, 2013 Celebration of Leaders.
  • Arkansas State Parents of the Year & Outstanding Service to the Community, July 21, 2012, National Parent's Day Council of Arkansas.
  • The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (silver) 2010, 2011, 2013.
  • Faculty Award 2011