Michael D. Hester
  • B.S., Political Science, West Georgia College, 1993
  • M.A., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 1995
  • Ph.D., Communications, Georgia State University, 2005

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Summer 2020 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 1IG

Spring 2020 Sections

Fall 2019 Sections

Summer 2019 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 05G

Spring 2019 Sections

Fall 2018 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 03G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 91
  • XIDS-2002 (WDYKA MulticulturalAchievement) Section: LBC
  • XIDS-2002 (WDYKA MulticulturalAchievement) Section: LCB
  • XIDS-2002 (WDYKA Influencing Others) Section: 114

Summer 2018 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 03G

Spring 2018 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 04G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: LCB Download Syllabus [DOC]
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: L2B
  • COMM-4485 (Rhetoric & Social Influence) Section: 02

Fall 2017 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 10
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 14
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 25H

Summer 2017 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 04G

Spring 2017 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 25H
  • XIDS-2300 (RacialJusticeMovementsCalendar) Section: 01
  • XIDS-2300 (Rhetoric Civil Rights Movement) Section: 02

Fall 2016 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 12G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 17
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking - Honors) Section: 25H
  • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
  • XIDS-2300 (Rehtoric of Civil Rights Movem) Section: 01

Summer 2016 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 05G

Spring 2016 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 25H
  • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01
  • XIDS-2300 (Rhetoric of Civil Rights Mvmt) Section: 01

Fall 2015 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 05G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking) Section: 25H
  • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 02G

Spring 2015 Sections

  • COMM-1100 (Human Communication) Section: 01G
  • COMM-1110 (Public Speaking-Honors) Section: 25H
  • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum-Honors) Section: 25H
  • COMM-1115 (Debate Practicum) Section: 26H

Rhetoric

My own undergraduate career as an intercollegiate debater and experience of more than two decades as the coach of a national championship intercollegiate debate program, combined with teaching more than 140 sections of public speaking and debate practicum give me a rich perspective on rhetoric. Any public policy or social issue involving the need to persuade or instances of being persuaded can be better understood through rhetorical analysis.

Gifted Education

For 14 years, i was an administrator in UWG's Honors College, including three as dean and two as interim director of the Advanced Academy - an early entrance program for high-achieving dual-enrolled students. Combined with my own time in gifted programs in elementary, junior, and high school and as an honors undergraduate student - all within Georgia - my experience has provided a rich perspective on how gifted education functions and how it better prepares students.