John W. Edwards II, EdD
Associate Professor of Applied Communication
B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.A., Murray State University; Ed.D., North Carolina State University
Dr. Edwards completed his B.A. in Psychology/Communication Studies at UNC Charlotte in 1997. He earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication in 1999 from Murray State University. His Doctor of Education degree, earned in 2006 from NC State University, specializes in Higher Education Administration.
His scholarly interests include leadership communication, cultural communication, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr. Edwards regularly teaches the following courses:
- ACL 1500 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
- ACL 1510 Speech Communication
- ACL 3600 Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication
- LSS 2850 Collegiate Leadership Competition
Additionally, he serves as the Executive Director for the Institute for Community Leadership for the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 terms.
Ragan Glover-Rijkse, MA
Assistant Professor of Communications
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., University of South Carolina
Ragan Glover-Rijkse is an Assistant Professor of Communication. She currently teaches courses in Speech Communication and Interpersonal Communication. Her research examines the intersections between mobile media, infrastructures, and space/place. She has a book, titled Hybrid Play (co-edited with Adriana de Souza e Silva, 2020), and her work has also appeared in journals such as Mobile Media & Communication; New Media & Society; Information, Communication & Society, and Communication Education. Glover-Rijkse will complete her Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media in Fall 2021.