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Fall 2017

Section 0411 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017

Section 0414 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Aug 21 - Dec 13 2017

Section 0437 of SPCH52A
Forensics 1 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 0438 of SPCH52B
Forensics 2 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 0439 of SPCH52C
Forensics 3 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 0440 of SPCH52D
Forensics 4 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 1578 of SPCH2
Introduction to Oral Interpretation -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Section 2313 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Aug 22 - Dec 14 2017

Spring 2017

Section 4461 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2017

Section 4462 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Jan 18 - May 17 2017

Section 4464 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Section 4474 of SPCH1A
Introduction to Public Speaking -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Section 4488 of SPCH52A
Forensics 1 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Section 4491 of SPCH52B
Forensics 2 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Section 4492 of SPCH52C
Forensics 3 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Section 4493 of SPCH52D
Forensics 4 (SRJC Speech Team) -- : Jan 17 - May 18 2017

Note to Fall 2017 Speech 1A Students: Please purchase the text Speak Up! by Fraleigh and Tuman, Fourth Edition. We WILL be using the newest edition (2017) this semester. All other materials for the course are available on Canvas.

Note to Fall 2017 Speech 2 Students: Please purchase the text Communicating Literature by Todd Lewis (6th Edition) 

(0411)    MW 9:00 - 10:20     Speech 1A   Analy Temps 681T

(0414)    MW 10:30 - 11:50   Speech 1A   Analy Temps 681T

(1578)    TTh  9:00 - 10:20    Speech 2      Analy Temps 681T  

(2313)    TTh  10:30 -11:50   Speech 1A   Analy Temps 681T

(0437)    TTh  1:30 - 2:50     Speech 52    Analy Temps 691T

1976 B.A. in Speech Communication from California State University, Fresno
1978 M.A. in Rhetoric from University of California, Davis

Academic Experience: 

1986 - present Faculty, Communication Studies Santa Rosa Junior College
1982 - 1986 Faculty, Speech and English, Chabot College - Valley Campus
1981 - 1982 Faculty, Sabbatical Leave Replacement, Speech, Diablo Valley College
1979 - 1981 Faculty, Speech, Coffeyville Community College
1977 - 1979 Lecturer, Rhetoric, University of California, Davis
1976 - 1977 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Rhetoric, University of California, Davis

Susan is a native Californian, born and raised in Fresno. As a student at Theodore Roosevelt High School, she was active in speech and drama. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a B.A. in Speech Communication and from the University of California, Davis with an M.A. in Rhetoric. As a student at CSU Fresno, Susan competed on the Forensics team, winning numerous awards in Oral Interpretation and Persuasive Speaking. She graduated from CSUF summa cum laude. At UC Davis, she had a graduate teaching assistantship and was fortunate to be mentored by several fine professors. Upon receiving her master's degree, Susan taught Speech and coached Forensics for two years at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. She returned to California where, again, she taught and coached Forensics at Diablo Valley College and Chabot College-Valley Campus (now Las Positas College). In 1986, Susan began teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College where she coached Forensics for the highly successful Bearcubs Speech and Debate Team for seven years, with an emphasis on public speaking, oral interpretation of literature and readers theatre. During the Fall 1991 semester, Susan taught in the SRJC London Semester Abroad Program. In addition, Susan served as Chair of the Communication Studies Department for four years. Currently, she is a member of two Academic Senate committees: Graduation Speaker and Professional Ethics. Presently, she is also one of three coaches for the SRJC Speech and Debate team. Susan has been on the faculty of the Communication Studies Department at SRJC for 31 years. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband Patrick, also an educator. They have two children, Sean and Masha.

Honors and Awards: 

2009- Sabbatical Leave study of teaching techniques in public speaking
1997- Sabbatical Leave study of intercultural communication
1993 - Gold Medal at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, Readers Theatre, "An Acceptable Level of Violence" (Director)
1992 - Alpha Gamma Sigma Award for Outstanding Instructor Performance
1992 - Guest Director, Institute for Readers Theatre, London
1991 - Instructor, London Semester Abroad Program
1991 - Gold Medal at CCCFA State Tournament, Readers Theatre, "Don Juan: El Burlador de Sevilla" (Director)
1991 - Service Award, Phi Rho Pi
1990 - Distinguished Service Award, CCCFA
1990 - Gold Medal at CCCFA State Tournament, Readers Theatre, "Beyond the Barricades" (Director)
1988 - Featured Performer, Northern California Oral Interpretation Festival, SF State University
1987 - Featured Performer, Northern California Oral Interpretation Festival, CSU Hayward
1985 - Gold Medal at CCCFA State Tournament, Readers Theatre, "TV or Not TV?" (Director)
1983 - Gold Medal at Phi Rho Pi National Tournament, Readers Theatre, "The Missing Piece" (Director)
1978 - Hayward Conference in Rhetorical Criticism - Best Paper at Conference
1974 - Third Place, Persuasive Speaking, Western Speech Communication Tournament
1973 - First Place, Oral Interpretation of Literature, Western Speech Communication Tournament
1972 - Baccalaureate Speaker, Theodore Roosevelt High School

Note to Fall 2017 students: The required textbook for Speech 1A is titled Speak Up! by Fraleigh and Tuman, Fourth Edition. We WILL be using the newest edition (2017) this semester. All other materials will be available on Canvas. Class Canvas pages will be activated a few days before the first day of class.