Meredith Clements


(813) 257-3476



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

KBB 202

Meet Meredith Clements

Director, Center for Public Speaking/Assistant Professor, Speech


2008 The University of Alabama, B.A.
2011 Georgetown University. M.A.
2013 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.A
2015 University of South Florida, Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies
2017 University of South Florida, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Speech for Business and the Professions
Interpersonal Communication
Public Speaking

Career Specialties: Meredith Clements specializes in health communication and public speaking in professional settings. Her research uses qualitative methods to examine relational and political problems related to speech, gender and healthcare organizations.

Professional and Community Activities: Clements works with interdisciplinary research teams within and outside of academia to advance the progress of women’s health and patient-centered communication. She is the director of UT's Center for Public Speaking (@utampaspeech) and mentors students who are interested in leadership and organizational presence.

Clements has a passion for teaching. Two of her favorite classes are interpersonal communication and speech for business and the professions. She emphasizes creativity and criticality in the classroom, encouraging nontraditional methods of problem solving and argumentation.

Honors and Awards: Board of Fellows Research Grant, University of Tampa (2018-2019)
Faculty Mentor and Co-Investigator, SURF Award [with student: Rachel Wall] (2019)
Arthur P. Bochner Award, Outstanding Achievement in Doctoral Studies (2016-2017)
Peer Mentorship Award, University of South Florida (2015)