The UAF Speaking Center is a service provided by the Department of Communication to assist the students and faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks in preparing and delivering public presentations. The Speaking Center is staffed by graduate students in the Professional Communication program in the Department of Communication.

The center provides two basic services:

Students can come to the Speaking Center to receive help in conceiving, organizing, writing, delivering, and refining an individual or group presentation. Student may have their presentations digitally recorded for their own viewing.

Students should email uaf-speakingcenter@alaska.edu or call 907-474-5470 to set an appointment.

Faculty, particularly those teaching Oral Intensive courses, can request that members of the Speaking Center staff come to their class and deliver a fifteen minute, thirty minute, or sixty minute presentation on effective public speaking and presentation. These presentations can be adapted to fit the needs of the the faculty member's class. Faculty can also request that the Speaking Center staff come to their class for a five minute or less introduction of the Speaking Center facilities. 

Faculty members should contact Amy May at amay11@alaska.edu or 907-474-6799 for more information or to schedule a presentation.

 

Dr. Amy May
Director 
(907) 474-6591

amay11@alaska.edu
Communication

Nike TA PhotoNike Bahr
Assistant Director
(907) 474-1826
nbahr2@alaska.edu

Communication

Ibrahim Ghalioum
Coach

(907) 474-1876
ipaboughalioum@alaska.edu
Communication

Tori McDermott
Coach

(907) 474-1876
vmmcdermott@alaska.edu

Communication

Bekah's TA PhotoBekah Olson
Social Media Manager
(907) 474-1876
bltaylor3@alaska.edu
Communication

Heather Penn 
Coach  

(907) 474-1876
hpenn2@alaska.edu
Communication 

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