Meet AnnMarie Coats
Visiting Assistant Professor, Speech and Interim Director of the Center for Public Speaking
Education: 1999 University of South Florida, B.A.
2004 University of South Florida, M.A.
Courses Taught: Oral Communication
Speech for Business and the Professions
Career Specialties: Visiting Assistant Professor AnnMarie Coat's area of interest is in pedagogy and interpersonal communication. Her work focuses on how supportive communication contributes to the creation of a context that facilitates communication skills development.
Professional and Community Activities: Coat's research concentrates on how support is understood in the formal and informal learning contexts of oral communication skills acquisition and development. In particular, she is interested in how teaching and learning emerge in the activities of communication centers whose mission is to enhance oral communication skills. Community involvement includes providing lectures, workshops and coaching in the management of communication apprehension and presentation best practices.
Honors and Awards: James E. Popovich Award in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Master’s Program, Department of Communication University of South Florida, 2004.
Jennifer L. Pickman Award in Recognition of Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement, Department of Communication University of South Florida, 2000.