The Speech Communication Center
Dr. Pamela Hopkins, Speech Communication Center coordinator, graduated from Clemson University with a B.A in English and a minor in Communications. She also holds an M.A in Speech Communications from Penn State, and a Ph. D. in Technical and Professional Discourse from ECU. Dr. Hopkins teaches both on-line and face-to-face classes in Public Speaking and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. Dr. Hopkins is passionate about the importance of verbal communication, and enjoys working with students, faculty members and staff as they improve all aspects of their public speaking and presentation skills.
Rhodes, Assistant Director of the Speech Communication Center,
graduated from East Carolina University with a B.S. in Communication
with a concentration in Public Relations. She also earned her M.A. in
with an emphasis in Health Communication from ECU. During her time in
graduate school, Kelsey worked five semesters in the Speech
Communication Center and was a graduate teaching assistant in
Communication courses including Fundamentals of Speech
is currently an Instructor in the School of Communication
and teaches Public Speaking. Kelsey enjoys working with students of all
majors and helping students overcome their anxiety of public speaking.
Ellis, Graduate Assistant in the Speech Communication Center, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014
with a B.A. in Communication, concentrating
in Rhetorical Studies. He is currently completing his second year of
coursework in the M.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Health
Communication program at ECU. James has worked as a graduate teaching assistant in Communication courses including Fundamentals
of Speech Communication and Communication Criticism. James is currently
working as a graduate assistant in the School of Communication where he
enjoys working with students of all majors and disciplines to
overcome their anxiety of public speaking.