Dr. Lynn Gibbard

Contact and Overview

Email Address


Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Thursday: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

And by appointment

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Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Miami
Graduate Certificate, Enrollment Management, University of Miami
M.A., Applied Linguistics/TESL, Georgia State University
B.A., English, Secondary Education, Georgia State University
A.S., Education, DeKalb College


Currently Teaching (Spring 2023)

COM 3155 Persuasion
COM 3548 Strategic Communication Writing

Research Specialties

Identity & Self-construal impact on persuasion
Intercultural Communication
Strategic Communication
Military culture and communication
Military students/Student Veterans
Communication in the Public Interest
Nonprofit Communication
Fund Raising
Event Planning
Communication Theory
Mass Media and Society
Study Abroad
Service Learning

Publications & Creative Work

  • Gregory, L.D., Schroeder, K., & Wood, C. (2021). A Paradigm shift in international service-learning: The Imperative for reciprocal learning. Sustainability. Special Issue: Sustainability in Educational Travel and Environmental Protection.
  • Gregory, L.D., (2014). Fundraising and the Elderly: A Content analysis. Journal of Consumer Policy
  • Gregory, L.D. (2013). What do you Expect? Exploring expectations to improve communication. Communication Currents
  • Gregory, L.D. (2013). Mapping Expectancy Violations: Self-reflection and planning for better communication. Communication Teacher
  • Macias, T., & Gregory, L.D. (2013). Driven to Change: The Social context of reducing tailpipe emissions. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
  • Gregory, L. D. (2010). The Role of Instructor Communication in Retention: Focus on immediacy. Enrollment Management Journal
  • Gregory, L. D. (Winter 2008). International students on the US College Campus: Intercultural communication and enrollment management. Enrollment Management Journal


  • 2021-22: NIFA supplemental award, Going Whole Hog - $199,941
  • 2020-23: Going Whole Hog: Sustainable Livestock and Agroforestry - $599,684 Training for Military Veterans USDA/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
  • 10/2015: Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success grant - $273,922

Recent Awards

  • College of Fine and Applied Arts award for Teaching Excellence
Title: Professor, Communication Studies
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-2218

Office address
Walker Hall 223