Communications

Mission Statement 

The mission of the Communications Department is to develop in students a desire for excellence in scholarship, an ability to communicate effectively and an appreciation for the humanities. The department endorses the college’s Mission Statement and strives to uphold its commitment to learning. 

The department strives to: 

  • Provide quality instruction in developmental and transferable courses through emphasis on continued training and professional development for faculty.
  • Prepare students to continue their education at four-year institutions or to enter the workforce.
  • Offer courses that allow students to develop communication skills and knowledge for personal enrichment or job advancement.

Faculty/Staff 

Jefferson Campus 

Kristin Henderson
Division Chair/English Instructor
Bethune Deramus Hall 219
(205) 856-7817
[email protected] 

Teresa Archer
Office Manager
Bethune Deramus Hall 219
(205) 856-8585
[email protected] 

Matthew Boehm
English Instructor
Pi Pi Chapter Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa
Bethune DeRamus Hall 214
205-856-7826
[email protected] 

Katherine Boyer
English Instructor
Bethune Deramus Hall 215
(205) 856-6085
[email protected] 

Marisa Hamilton
Speech Instructor
Bethune DeRamus Hall 221
(205) 856-6044
[email protected] 

Grant Merrill
English and Speech Instructor; College Scholars Coach/Advisor
Bethune DeRamus Hall 205
(205) 856-7829
[email protected] 

Heather Wyatt
English Instructor
Bethune DeRamus Hall 212
(205) 856-7815
[email protected] 

Shelby-Hoover Campus 

Connie Caskey
Department Chair/English & Speech Instructor
General Studies Building 216
(205) 983-5966
[email protected] 

Octavia Grady
Office Manager
General Studies Building 214-C
(205) 983-5980
[email protected] 

Summer Aldrich
Speech Instructor
General Studies Building 214-D
(205) 983-5945
[email protected] 

Syreeta Burns
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-S
(205) 983-5909
[email protected] 

Sarah Creel
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-P
(205) 983-5958
[email protected]  

Eugene Cuevas
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-K
(205) 983-5961
[email protected] 

Elizabeth Ginas Gallow
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-B
(205) 983-5983
[email protected]  

Dianna Hyde
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-Q
(205) 983-5959
[email protected]ate.edu 

Alex Lewis
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-H
(205) 983-5974
[email protected] 

David McKinney
Speech Instructor
General Studies Building 214-F
(205) 983-5962
[email protected]  

Janice Ralya
Speech Instructor
Director of Forensics/Debate Team
General Studies Building 214-I
(205) 983-5963
[email protected] 

Brian Rockett
English Instructor; SGA Advisor
General Studies Building 214-J
(205) 983-5957
[email protected] 

Mark Youngblood
English Instructor
General Studies Building 214-E
(205) 983-5257
[email protected] 

Clanton Campus 

Ashley Kitchens
Associate Dean/English Instructor
Clanton Campus 115
(205) 280-8217
[email protected] 

Jamie King
English Instructor
Clanton Campus 212D
(205) 280-8206
[email protected] 

Jerrid Olmstead
Speech Instructor
Clanton Campus 123
(205) 280-8207
[email protected] 

St. Clair-Pell City Campus 

Ray Harrison
Speech Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 131
(205) 812-2714
[email protected] 

Haley Kendrick
English Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 217
(205) 812-2719
[email protected] 

Jacob Melvin
English Instructor
St. Clair-Pell City Campus 221
(205) 812-2718
[email protected]