Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit about me, Steve Johns, Faculty in Communication here at HCC. After earning my M.A. in Speech with an emphasis in small group communication at Southern Illinois University, I embarked a career in sales and management with a Berkshire Hathaway company. Eventually, I ended up in Tampa, Florida and couldn't leave the weather! Now, in my full time position, I am Faculty and the Program Manager of Communication and Education at Hillsborough Community College. Here, I teach courses in Communication which includes an online Public Speaking class that I developed a few years ago. Additionally, I teach Interpersonal Communication and a "Connections" capstone course called Music and Persuasion. I teach in the Honors Institute, and I have also begun my PhD coursework at the University of South Florida, in Communication.
My teaching philosphy revolves primarily around critical thinking. I want my students to draw educated conclusions after researching topics rather than allowing their preconceived notions and biases to drive their thinking process.
For more information about the courses I teach, including the online Public Speaking class, please see information in the links to the left. I look forward to learning with you.
Steve Johns, Faculty
Program Manager, Education and Speech
Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College