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Dr. Brenda Buckley-Hughes

DLEAD Program Director, Professor

Dr. Brenda Buckley-Hughes teaches with enthusiasm and energy.  She has a passion for her students’ speaking success.  Dr. Buckley-Hughes is the author of Introductory Speech Communication:  Overcoming Obstacles, Reaching Goals

For more than thirty years, she has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at a wide range of colleges,  universities, and the private sector.  Her expertise brings oral presentation and literacy to an  intersection of understanding and application.  Dr. Buckley-Hughes research focus includes public speaking, readers theatre, fluency, and the arts in worship.

  • Ed.D. University of Tennessee
  • M.S. in Education, Tennessee Temple University
  • 30 graduate hours of course work in Speech and Theatre, University of Tennessee

Christ Community Church Creative Arts, National Communication Association, International Reading Association, Illinois Reading Council

Textbook: SPEECH COMMUNICATION: OVERCOMING OBSTACLES, READING GOALS

Research Project in Progress, 2012-Present
“Stand and Deliver”
Speaking Skills for 5th Grade