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Mark Gardner, PhD

Coordinator of Communication Skills – Dr. Mark Gardner, Assistant Professor of Communication


PhD, Communication & Rhetorical Studies, Duquesne University
MA, Professional Writing- Composition & Rhetoric, Kennesaw State University
BA, English, Graceland University



Dr. Gardner is a Professor of Communication in the Humanities Department. His teaching is influenced by the field of communication ethics and political communication.  As a scholar of rhetoric, Dr. Gardner has focused on negotiation practices surrounding political borders and the history of gerrymandering.  He is highly motivated by principles of equity and decolonized inclusion for marginalized voices throughout the public sphere.  He teaches classes in communication theory, media studies, public discourse, and political advocacy. In his free time, Mark enjoys playing volleyball, musical instruments, and traveling around the country by car and by train with his husband.

Always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of parliament. - Kermit the Frog