Jeffrey VanCleave

Senior Lecturer, Multimodal Communication

Office: 233 Grehan

Phone: 859-218-0355

Email: Jeff.VanCleave [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/VanCleave

PhD - University of Kansas; MA - Miami University; BA - Wayne State University

Public speaking, persuasion, communication and sport, rhetoric of popular culture

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Courses Taught

A course designed to give the student platform experience in the fundamentals of effective speaking.
A study of communication processes in small group situations. Topics include conflict, leadership, and decision-making. Students will participate in group discussion and develop skills in analyzing group performance.
A study of the processes involved in attitude change, with emphasis on the preparation and delivery of persuasive messages.
This course examines theory and research of persuasion. Topics include message characteristics, credibility, compliance-gaining, decision- making and motivational appeals.
Intensive study of a specialized topic area in communication.
To participate effectively in the 21st century, students must be adept at both communicating their ideas effectively to different audiences in a variety of formats and contexts, as well as evaluating the messages sent by others. This integrated composition and communication course is the first in a sequence of two courses that focus on developing student's abilities to communicate ideas effectively using written, oral, visual, and electronic forms. As such, students will compose and present messages targeted toward different audiences, as well as evaluate the quality of the messages shared by others. Over the course of the semester, students can expect to work independently, with a partner, or with a small group of classmates to prepare messages, as well as to practice and evaluate interpersonal and team dynamics in action.
Composition and Communication II is the second of two general education courses focused on integrated oral, written, and visual communication skill development emphasizing critical inquiry and research. In this course, students will explore issues of public concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students will sharpen their ability to conduct research; compose and communicate in written, oral, and visual modalities; and work effectively in groups (dyads and small groups). A significant component of the class will consist of learning to use visual and digital resources, first to enhance written and oral presentations and later to communicate mass mediated messages to various public audiences. Over the course of the semester, class members can expect to work independently, with a partner, and in a small group (team) to investigate, share findings, and compose and deliver presentations, as well as to practice and evaluate interpersonal and team dynamics in actions.
Study of a specialized topic in instructional communication. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits under different subtitles. Lecture.
Preparation for and participation in intercollegiate debating. May be repeated to a maximum of two credits.
Intensive study of a specialized topic in instructional communication. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits under different subtitles.
An experimental course which may be used toward fulfillment of the composition and communication II requirement in the UK Core curriculum. All proposals must demonstrate that the course engages students in composing and communicating ideas using speech, writing, and visuals in an active learning environment. Proposals must be approved by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.
This course examines strategic risk and crisis communication research, theory, and practices. Special emphasis is placed on crisis planning, media relationships, image restoration, ethical responses, and organizational learning.
Provides field-based experience in communication through work in industry, government, education, etc. Pass-fail only.
This course is designed to explore in depth the relationship between communication and sport. We will examine theories of communication and their connection to sport. The class will examine the relationship between sport and race, gender, class, violence, community, and society along how communication influences how we interact and engage them.