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Teresa Collard, Ed.D.

305H Gooch Hall

Department of Communications
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN 38238
(731) 881-7116




Dr. Teresa Collard (B.A., M.A., Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D., Union University) teaches public speaking, interpersonal communications, senior seminar, and voice and diction. Dr. Collard holds an earned doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education. Additionally, she has completed 52 doctoral hours in interpersonal communications and rhetoric at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  Beyond teaching at UT Martin, Dr. Collard devotes a great deal of time consulting on interpersonal communications and its applications to business and educational environments.  Her clients have included ARO-Ingersol Rand Division in Angola, Indiana and Bryan, Ohio.  She has also consulted for the Cobb County Education Consortium in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Collard also serves as the faculty advisor to the UT Martin chapter of Women in Communications and serves as the program coordinator of UT Martin's Women's Studies Minor. Dr. Collard is an active member of the Tennessee Communication Association (TCA). She served as the president of TCA in 2010.



Picture: While on a field trip to WPSD-TV in Paducah,Kentucky, Dr. Collard and members of Women in Communications and the Broadcast Guild at UT Martin pose for a picture with Jennifer Horbelt, News Anchor. (Horbelt is located on the front row- 4th from the left.)


Employment History:


1993-Present     Instructor of Communications (tenured), University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee. 


Duties include teaching, advising, research, and service, including instruction in public speaking, interpersonal communications, job skills, and voice and diction; served as advisor to The Spirit (1993-1998); serve as advisor to the Women in Communications student chapter (1994-present); served as Faculty Advisor for the Student Academic Support Center (1997-2001); serve as adviser to Communication Majors; served as coordinator of the Fall Career Convocation (1994-2007); served as co-coordinator for Fall High School Media Workshop(2003-2007);  serve as Coordinator of Women’s Studies for the University of Tennessee at Martin (1998-present); serve as Director of the Basic Communication course (2007-present); and serve as Co-coordinator of Department of Communications Awards Day (2007-present). 


1988-1992 Assistant Professor of Communication, Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana. 


Duties included teaching, advising, research, and service, including instruction in Communications and English; served as advisor; served as advisor to the Modulus Yearbook; served as advisor to the Drama Club; and served as Director of Drama Club productions.


Professional Societies:


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Tennessee Speech Communication Association

Popular Cultural Association in the South

American Association of Popular Culture

Women in Higher Education in Tennessee, Institutional Representative

American Association of University Women

Pilot International, Martin Chapter