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Veronica Ross

Veronica Ross

Communication Department Chair and Associate Professor of Communication

Year Started at GC: 1990
Phone: (618) 664-6553
Areas of Responsibility:

Communication Department Head; Business and Promotions Manager, WGRN 89.5 Radio

Publications and Presentations

Co-author, Questions of Communication: A Practical Introduction to Theory, 3rd Ed., published by Bedford-St. Martin's

Managing Interpersonal Communication—GOAL Course Teachers’ and Students’ Manual

Organizational Communication—GOAL Course Teachers’ and Students’ Manual

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
Central States Communication Association
Religious Communication Association
Illinois Speech and Theater Association
Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society
Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
Kappa Delta Pi, the Education honors society, charter member

Related Experiences

Director of Business and Promotions -- WGRN Radio
--Fall 1994 - present

GOAL (Adult Degree Completion Program) Instructor and Developer of Two Courses

Head of the Communication Department
--August 1996-present

Co-Chair, Media Promotions/Digital Media Major

Faculty Review Committee
--Fall, 2006-present

About Veronica Ross

Welcome to the Communication Department" is a favorite phrase of Professor Veronica Ross, the Communication Department Chair and the Director of Management and Business for WGRN 89.5, the College radio station. Ross loves welcoming new students to the Department, because she knows that the classes and the faculty within Communication will assist the students to see life differently, to live life differently, and to appreciate life in a different manner.

What is your favorite thing about working at Greenville College?

I enjoy working with dynamic and bright young adults, and with faculty who love learning as much as I do. My top five Gallup Strengths include Learner, Input, Connectedness, Arranger, and Relator. Many of my colleagues have Learner and/or Input in their top five Strengths, so we all have a lot in common. We love academia and sharing what we have learned with others who need to hear what we can offer. However, I personally feel rewarded to learn as much from my students as they may learn from me.

What attracted you to the Communication Department?

I was attracted to Communication when I took my first public speaking course. With each course, I was more enamored with the discipline. Communication is versatile and includes interpersonal, gender, listening, small group, nonverbal, verbal, perception, values, ethics, theory, self-concept, speaking in public, and so much more. It is impossible to exist without communication. Most every occupation requires effective communication skills. On a personal level, I deliver motivational presentations, chair committees, write books, and I have conducted hundreds of professional workshops and personal growth sessions. I serve as a guest lecturer in other faculty members' classes, as well as a peer evaluator for communication departments at other institutions.

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