Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Ph.D.

Director of the Online Applied Communication Studies Program

Professor of Communication Studies

329 Center for the Arts
Department(s)
Area of Specialty
Interpersonal Communication, Performance Studies, Family Communication, Health Communication, Health Narratives
Biography
  • Teaches courses in interpersonal, intercultural, conflict and family communication
  • Recipient of the 2020 Taylor Teaching Award at Ashland University and the 2012 Ohio Communication Association Innovative Teacher Award
  • Research interests include narrative-based methodologies, medical humanities, family communication and historical performance
  • Serves as co-chair of Ashland Chautauqua, an organization bringing history to life through performance
  • Favorite thing about Ashland University: “The relationships with amazing people I have been able to build and sustain over many years”
  • Little-known fact: Presents living-history performances, portraying characters such as suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt
Education
  • Ph.D.in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 
  • M.S. in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • B.A. in Speech and Theatre, Indiana University