Lisa Gebhardt

Part-Time Instructor, Speech



Courses Taught
  • SPCH 1311 – Introduction to Speech Communication
  • SPCH 1315 – Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 – Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH 1321 – Business & Professional Communication



Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Candidate (1994-1999, ABD)

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona – Dept. of Communication and Dept. of Management

Emphasis: Organizational Behavior, Communication, Theory and Research Methods

Dissertation Topic: Dysfunctional Workplace Interactions and Communication

University of Minnesota (1993-1994)

Ph.D. coursework before transferring to Arizona State University

Master of Arts (1993, MA)

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – Department of Communication

Emphasis: Organizational, Small Group & Interpersonal Communication Theory and Research

Thesis: Minority and Majority Influence in Small Group Decision Making (Published)

Bachelor of Arts (1991, BA)

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – Dept. of Communication and Dept. of Psychology

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty Member – Austin, Texas

Teach various communication courses, as needed, including Public Speaking, Introduction to Human Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Interviewing, Organization, Small Group and Business Communications at the following institutions:

Temple College, (2010 - Present)
Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Speech.

Austin Community College (2000 – Present)
Professor, Department of Speech Communication

ITT Technical Institute (2002 – 2006)
General Education Department, Group Dynamics

St. Edward’s University (2002 – 2004)
Department of Communication

Concordia University (2002 – 2003)
San Antonio Center, Organizational Communication

Huston – Tillotson College (2001 – 2002)
Department of Liberal Studies – Public Speaking

Full–time Visiting Assistant Professor (2000 – 2001)
Texas State University, Department of Speech Communication – San Marcos, Texas

Adjunct Faculty Member (1995 – 1999)
Mesa Community College – Mesa, Arizona

Graduate Teaching Associate/Assistant (1991 – 1999)

Received teaching offers throughout graduate school at each of the universities listed above.Taught all types of communications courses at introductory and advanced levels as assigned. Consistently received above-average evaluations.

Professional Experience

Retention Team Leader (2003 – 2005)

ITT Technical Institute – Austin, Texas

Served as committee leader to improve faculty service, instruction and assist with student retention.

Trainer/Consultant (1998)

Provided group and team development as well as organizational training at the Annual National Conference of executives for a Fortune 200 Southwestern company in Scottsdale, Arizona.