Department of Communication
Phone: (210) 458-7744
Office: MB 2.248
Ryan McPherson graduated from Texas State University in August 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. He graduated with his master’s degree from the same institution in December of 2004. He studied Organizational Communication, Rhetoric and Instructional Communication. He received his certificate in Corporate Communication Training and Development in December of 2004.
Ryan teaches Organizational Communication (Com 3893/Mgt 3123), Rhetorical Communication (Com 3253), Persuasion (Com 3243), Language and Communication Theory (Com 3083), Foundations (Com 3023), and Business Communications (Com 1053).
Ryan is always excited to be in the classroom and is driven by a belief that teaching is a deeply meaningful profession. Dedicated to the discipline, Ryan also currently teaches other communication courses to both undergraduate students and working professionals at several local institutions.
While completing his graduate studies, he instructed undergraduate students and served as a communication coach in the Texas State University communication lab.
Prior to graduate school, Ryan was a member of the LBJ Debate and Elton Abernathy Forensics Society. He also served as President of the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF) collegiate chapter. In this position he set up the chapter’s first ever for profit student run advertising agency, began the Roy Kelsey Scholarship Program, exceeded a membership goal of over three hundred students, and received the department of mass communication’s most outstanding AAF member for 2002. As a member of the university’s National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team, he served as Director of Promotions and Public Relations. In 2001 the team beat over 160 collegiate teams and won second in the nation. He has served as a tour guide, university ambassador, orientation leader, and journalist.
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