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Faculty and Staff Profile

Kevin Bryant

Lecturer


Office:

Phone: 864-656-1567

Email: klb5@clemson.edu

Personal Website: www.kevinlynnbryant.wordpress.com
 

Educational Background

Ph.D. Communication Studies
University of Southern Mississippi 2022

M.A Communication Arts
Valdosta State University 2014

B.S. Communication and Journalism
Tennessee Technological University 2012

Courses Taught

Intro to Human Communication
Intro to Speech Communication
Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Business & Professional Communication
Persuasion & Argumentation

Profile

I recently started teaching Interpersonal Communication Courses at the University of Georgia and am the Webmaster/Executive Director's Liaison for the Southern States Communication Association. I have been involved in collegiate speech and debate since 2009 and have won or coached over 40 State and National Titles. My partner is completing their PhD at the University of Georgia. I love collecting fountain pens and help produce excellent pen and ink content on Tiktok -- follow @Mikspens

Research Interests

I primarily study perceived deception and its mediating effects on the communicative process. However, I enjoy researching Instructional Development, Humor, Intercultural Comm, and Political Comm.

Research Publications

Charoensap-Kelly, P., Logemann, M. M., & Bryant, K. (2021). Foreign-born instructor humor perception and effects on self-perceived affective and cognitive learning: Comparison of Thai and United States classrooms. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.

Coleman, M., Harris, T., Bryant, K., & Reif-Stice, C. (2018). A cultural approach to patriotism. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 11(3), 173-191.

Stoltz, M., Young, R., & Bryant, K. (May 2014). Can Teacher Self-Disclosure Increase Student Cognitive Learning? College Student Journal.

Honors and Awards

DISCIPLINE/SERVICE AWARDS

2022 Executive Director's Outstanding Service Award for the Southern States Communication Association

TOP PAPER AWARDS

Charoensap-Kelly, P., Bryant, K. L., & Logemann, M. (2016, November). Humor in the intercultural classroom: A quantitative investigation of foreign instructor humor effects on learning outcomes. Paper competitively selected and presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. TOP PAPER PANEL.

Rudrow, K., Bryant, K. L., & Tabrizi, H. (2016, October). Same-Sex Touch, Homophobia, & Family Touching Norms: An Exploration of Touching Behavior Among U.S. Males. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Organization of Social Scientific and Behavioral Research (IOSSBR), Austin, TX. TOP PAPER AWARD.

Bryant, K. L., Young, S., & Rimann, J. D. (2016, April). Parliamentary-Style Debaters’ Cognitive Complexity and Interpersonal Deception Theory. Paper competitively selected and presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Austin, TX. TOP PAPER PANEL.

Bryant, K., & Eaves, M. (2013, October). Reconciling IDT and ELM: A Case Study of Debate. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Organization for Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, New Orleans, LA. TOP PAPER AWARD

Christen, S., Bryant, K., Buchanan, B., & Peck, B. (2013, April). Searching for Immediacy on RateMyProfessors.com: Investigating Students’ Feedback to Identify Quality of Instructional Communication Assessment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY. TOP PAPER AWARD

COMPETITIVE GRANT AWARDS

Arthur N. Rupe Foundation awarded a grant to travel to the James Madison Cup National Tournament and compete in a unique format of debate. ($2000, 2017)

Charles H. Tardy Travel Grant awarded for travel to the Southern States Communication Association’s annual convention to present academic research. ($500, 2017)

URECA grant awarded for mentoring and traveling two students to the Undergraduate Honors Conference at the SSCA’s annual convention to present academic research. ($1,720.70, 2018)

URECA grant awarded for mentoring and traveling a student to the Interstate Oratorical Association’s National Tournament. ($1,511.28, 2019)

University Innovative Fellowship (UIF) awarded for mentoring, traveling, and implementing long-lasting leadership initiatives on TTU’s campus. ($5,000, 2019)

Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Grant awarded for excellence in scholastic research. ($500, 2021)

Graduate School Competitive Travel Grant (USM) awarded for travel to the National Communication Association’s annual convention to present academic research. ($500, 2021)

GRADUATE STUDENT AND FORENSIC (SPEECH AND DEBATE) COACHING AWARDS

2021 (Spring) Doctoral Student of the Year Award, School of Communication, University of Southern Mississippi.

2020 (Spring) National Champions of International Public Debate Association Team Season Long Sweepstakes. (Coached – 3rd Place Team IPDA Debate).

2020 (Spring) National Champion of International Public Debate Association Season Long Sweepstakes. (Coached – 4th Place Varsity IPDA Debate).

2020 (Spring) State Champion of Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensic Association, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN. (Coached – 1st Place IPDA Varsity Debate).

2020 (Spring) State Champion of Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensic Association, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, TN. (Coached – 1st Place NPDA Varsity Debate Speaker).

2019 (Spring) Tech Togetherness Award for Faculty with Most Initiative. Awarded by Tennessee Technological University.

2019 (Spring) National Champion of International Public Debate Association Season Long Sweepstakes. (Coached – 1st Place Junior Varsity IPDA Debate).

2019 (Spring) National Champion of Pi Kappa Delta Forensic Honor Society, Hofstra University, New York, NY (Coached – 1st Place Junior Varsity IPDA Debate).

2019 (Spring) Forensic Educator/Contributor of the Year Award – Awarded by the Argumentation and Forensics Division of Southern States Communication Association.

2019 (Spring) Nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award – Awarded by Tennessee Technological University.

2019 (Spring) State Champion of Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensic Association, Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN. (Coached - 1st Place Novice NPDA Debate).

2019 (Spring) State Champion of Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensic Association, Carson Newman University, Jefferson City, TN. (Coached - 1st Place Varsity Persuasive Speaking).

2018 (Spring) National Champion of Pi Kappa Delta Forensic Honor Society, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. (Coached – 1st Place Novice Speaker NPDA Debate).

2018 (Spring) State Champion of Tennessee Intercollegiate Forensic Association, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. (Coached - 1st Place Varsity NPDA Debate).

2017 (Spring) Mississippi Coach of the Year – Awarded by the Southern Forensics Championship (SFC) Tournament. Voted by student competitors.

2016 (Spring) Don George Scholarship ($300, Graduate), Communication Studies Department, College of Arts and Letters, University of Southern Mississippi.

2016 (Spring) National Finalist of Pi Kappa Delta Forensic Honor Society National Comprehensive Tournament (NCT), Kentucky University, Lexington, KY. (Coached – 2nd place Interviewing)

2016 (Spring) State Championship – Mississippi - International Public Debate Association, LSU-Shreveport, LA. (Coached, 1st Place Varsity, 1st Place JV, 1st Place Open Team IPDA, 1st Place Speaker Open Team IPDA, 1st Place Speaker JV, 1st Place Sweepstakes - Debate).

2015 (Spring) National Finalist in Public Forum Debate at Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament, Ohio University, Athens, OH. (Coached, 2nd place).

2015 (Spring) Awarded $1000 for placing in the Top Ten Sweepstakes for Public Forum Debate at the Pi Kappa Delta National Forensics Tournament.

2014 (Spring) State Champion of Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. (Coached, 1st place Varsity NPDA Debate).

2014 (Spring) “Tournament of Excellence” Round Robin Bid accepted at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA. (Coached).

2013 (Spring) Outstanding Graduate Student Recipient, (Graduate), Communication Arts Department, College of the Arts, Valdosta State University.

2013 (Spring) DSR/TKA 1st Place National Debate Sweepstakes Champions, VSU, (Coached).

2012 Herman Pinkerton Speech and Debate Scholarship, ($12,000, Undergraduate), Department of Communications, College of Arts and Sciences, Tennessee Technological University.

2012 William W. Jenkins Scholarship, ($2,000, Undergraduate), Department of Communications, College of Arts and Sciences, Tennessee Technological University.


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