D K Kirkland




Additional Title

Professor of Speech

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

  • Regent University, All but dissertation in Ph.D. in Communication Studies
  • University of North Texas, Master of Science in Communication Studies
  • Southeastern Theological Seminary, 46 hours toward Master of Divinity
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Public Relations
Teaching Experience
  • Temple College, Speech Professor, 2007 - present
  • Temple College, Adjunct Speech Instructor, 2004 - 2007
  • Tidewater Community College, Associate Professor of Speech, 1995-2004
  • Odessa College, Speech Instructor/Forensics Coach, 1991-1993
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Speech Instructor/Forensics Coach, 1990-1991
  • University of North Texas, Speech Teaching Assistant, 1988-1990
  • Hill College, Journalism/Photography/Speech Instructor, 1983-1985
Professional Experience
  • American Passage Media Corporation, Customer Service Representative, 1987-1988
  • Hill College, Director of Public Relations, 1983-1985
  • East Texas Baptist College, Director of Public Relations, 1979-1983
Professional Presentations
  • Managing Speech Fright, Toastmasters Seminar Leader, January 2010
  • Listening with Your Whole Body, Toastmasters District Conference, November 2005
  • Design a Syllabus Students Will Read, Teaching for Success, January 1997
  • Giving Presence: A Speaker’s Nonverbal Altruism, Virginia Speakers Association, November 1995
  • Creative Ministry Seminar, Regent University, January 1995
  • Spiritual Dimensions in Developing Teaching Philosophies, Panelist, Speech Communication Association, November 1994
  • And Mary Pondered These Things in Her Heart, Readers Theatre Panelist, Christianity and Communication Conference, May, 1993
  • National Host Tournament Director, Phi Rho Pi, National Junior College Speech and Debate Association, April 1993
  • Communication Apprehension Workshop, University of North Texas, Fall 1989, Spring 1990
  • Manual for Teaching Assistants, University Instructional Development Grant, University of North Texas, Fall 1989
  • Temple College Barnhart Teacher of the Year, 2021-22
  • Distinguished Toastmaster Award, 2010
  • Graduate Service Award in Communication and Public Address, University of North Texas, May, 1990