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College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Faculty and Staff Profile

Leland Fecher

Principal Lecturer

Office: Strode 404

Phone: 864-656-1567


Educational Background

M.A. Communication Liberal Arts and Sciences; Organizational Communication and Professional Development
Ball State University 2012

B.S. Organizational Communication
Ball State University 2009

Courses Taught

COMM 1500 - Introduction to Public Communication
COMM 2500 - Public Speaking
COMM 2010 - Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 3990 - Creative Inquiry (XCOMM project)


Leland has been a lecturer at Clemson University since 2012. From 2019 to 2022 he was the Director of Basic courses for the Communication Department. This allowed him to explore his passion for the basic Communication course and general education at the university. He is still active within Clemson's general education community. He is interested in ludology, the study of games. He has written several papers about communication and its effect in games, including a published article in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture. Leland continues his work and connection with games as the faculty advisor of the Clemson eSports club since its inception in 2013.

Research Interests

Games, ludology, structures, online communities

Research Publications

Gender Issues, Fighting Games, and Progress: Finding a Place for a Genderless Character in Tekken 6

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