Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities

Allison Templeton

Senior Lecturer

Area:  COMM
Areas of Specialization:  Speech Communication, Technology in Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication

Office:  JO 5.110
Mail Station:  JO 31
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  972-883-6053

I am one of the Communication professors at UT Dallas. I have had experience teaching in higher education and secondary education. Some of my greatest experiences are the accomplishments my students and I received when I was a forensics coach. I had students compete at the state and national level. I even had students place as well as second place at the UIL Speech and Debate State Meet! I am a fan of the arts and have been in numerous musicals with Family Music Theater at Cedar Valley College. My talents include singing and dancing (tap dancing in particular). I have a deep passion for Communication Studies and strive to help my students recognize the significant role effective communication plays in our everyday lives on a personal and professional level.

I really enjoy researching the effects social media has on interpersonal communication. I find it helpful to understand the impact social media has on relationships and I am eager to learn ways that can help my students embrace mediated communication in a civil and ethical manner.

I enjoy helping my students learn how to market their professional image. This entails not just creating their resume but how to demonstrate poise and professionalism in communication. Through group projects and individual speech presentations, I help my students find ways to demonstrate a voice and image that will enthuse and ignite interest within others.

Before working at the University of Texas at Dallas, I worked at several institutions teaching students Speech Communication, Public Speaking, Professional Communication and Debate on various levels. I have taught in higher education and secondary education. I was even a forensics coach for seven years and traveled all over the state of Texas and nation attending competitions.

Recent Courses:  View courses taught by Allison Templeton

MA in Communication, University of Texas at Arlington
BA in Speech Communication, University of Texas at Arlington

Curriculum Vitae:  Allison Templeton's CV