Dr. DeLancey has served as a teacher and debate coach at Furman University, Clemson University, and the University of Illinois for 35 years. Furman's former department chair has also directed the Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha national forensics honorary Student Congress.

Dr. DeLancey's research interests include ethnographies of nonprofit agencies, leadership, and small group decision making. He is a member of National Communication Association and Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha national forensics honorary.

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COM-101

Public Speaking

Study of the fundamental principles and strategies of informative, persuasive, and ceremonial speaking. Emphasis on how to research, organize, and deliver a speech. The ethical, political, and social character of public speaking is also examined. Students perform a variety of speeches and oral exercises and serve as speech critics and interlocutors.

COM-341

Interpersonal Communication

Theoretical overview of the oral and nonverbal strategies individuals use when negotiating perspectives on the self and others. Areas of focus include the communicative dynamics involved in friendship, marriage, family, student-teacher, and work relationships.

COM-343

Organizational Communication

Study of the communication within organizations and between organizations and the public. Using theoretical essays and case studies, topics include: hierarchical and participatory decision-making systems, the communicative relationships between and among employers, employees, and the public, and communication-based methods of analyzing corporate culture and resolving ethical dilemmas in the workplace.

  • DeLancey, Charles A. "Glints of Light in Murky Water." Cross Currents, Clayton, Missouri: Alan Company, 1990, 10-16
  • DeLancey, Charles A. "The Value of Forensic Activities to Speech Communication Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges." Bulletin of the Association for Communication Administration, 47, January 1984, 56-57
  • DeLancey, Charles A. "The Value of Values in N.F.L. Debate." Cross Currents. Clayton, Missouri: Alan Company, 1989, 11-17
  • DeLancey, Charles A. and Ryan, Halford. "Intercollegiate, Audience-Style Debating: 'Quo Vadis.'" Argumentation and Advocacy, 27, Fall 1991, 49-57.
  • M.A. Thesis was passed with distinction, The University of Georgia
  • Selected Outstanding Debate Coach, Appalachian State University Debate Tournament
  • Recipient of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha national forensics honorary Achievement and Leadership Award
  • Recipient of Alester G. Furman, Jr., and Janie Earle Furman Meritorious Advising Award, Furman University.
Education
Ph.D.
University of Illinois
M.A.
The University of Georgia
B.A.
Butler University

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