Jessica Mallard, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication Studies,
Assistant Director Attebury Honors Program,
Dean of the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities
Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 161
Home Page: www.wtamu.edu/~jmallard
Dr. Mallard joined the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities in 2002. She received a B.A. in communication from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1988, a M.A. in speech communication from Penn State University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in speech communication from Penn State University in 1994.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Mallard teaches Basic Speech, Honors I IDS, Research Methods, Legal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Persuasion, Quantitative Research Methods and Introduction to Graduate Studies in Communication.
Dr. Mallard is the assistant director of the Attebury Honors Program and works with the Honors I class and advises honors students.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Mallard's research interests include first year experience research, effective teaching practices, teaching the basic speech course and service learning. Dr. Mallard has published and made numerous presentations on these topics and is co-author of Beyond Survival in the Academy: A Practical Guide for Beginning Academics.
Dr. Mallard is a member of the National Communication Association, The American Society of Trial Consultants and The National Collegiate Honors Council.
Dr. Mallard lives in Amarillo with her husband Chuck, their son Nathan, Molly the dog and Callie the cat.