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Our Staff

Dr. Pam Hopkins, Director of Speech Communication Center

Dr. Pamela Hopkins, Director of the Speech Communication Center, 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 ECU. Dr. Hopkins teaches on-line classes in Public Speaking, Fundamentals of Speech Communication, and Introduction to Communication Theory. 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.

Kelsey Rhodes 2018

Kelsey 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 Communication 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 Communication. Kelsey 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.

Graduate Assistant James Ellis

James 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.

Speech Communication Center Graduate Assistant Rachel Griffith
Rachel Griffith, Graduate Assistant in the Speech Communication Center, graduated from East Carolina University in 2018 with a B.A. in Foreign Languages concentrating in French and a B.S. in Communication concentrating in Interpersonal/ Organizational. She is currently working towards her M.A. in Communication with an emphasis in Health Communication. Rachel is also working on research projects concerning the effects of media. Rachel enjoys meeting new students across all disciplines and helping them achieve their public speaking goals.