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Melissa Alpers-Springer

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Assistant Professor of Communications

(573) 592-4301

Kemper Art Center Building
Room: 128

Why I Teach


  • MA, Theatre Theory, History and Criticism, Northwestern University, 1988
  • BFA, Theatre and Interpretation, Missouri State U Springfield , 1983

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My goal for students is to expand their experiences and to give them the tools they need to successfully navigate life/career. I do that by encouraging students to form questions that will help them find the answers they need.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Public Speaking
  • Voice and Diction
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Theatre Performance Technique
  • Theatre History

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • THA310 Acting for the Camera
  • COM110 Beginning Media Writing
  • COM221 Contemprorary Media Ethics -E
  • THA470 Directing
  • COM250 Ethics in Sexuality -E
  • COM101 Intro To Speech Communication -C
  • COM335 Public Affairs Reporting
  • COM316 Small Group Leadership
  • THA362 Theatre History I
  • THA363 Theatre History II
  • COM105 Voice & Diction -C
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