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 2024)

COM 2124 Intercultural Communication
COM 3155 Persuasion
COM 3500 Strategic Communication in Organizations

Courses Taught

COM 2124 Intercultural Communication
COM 2150 Intro to Strategic Communication
COM 3155 Persuasion
COM 3300 Media & Society
COM 3500 Strategic Communication in Organizations

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