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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


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