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Dr. Melissa Cancel

Associate Professor of Speech Communication

Degrees Earned

B.A. Clearwater Christian College, 1993, Psychology
M.A. Purdue University, 1997, Communication
Ph.D. University of South Florida, 2001, Communication

Courses Taught

Communication Theory
Fundamentals of Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Oral Interpretation

Teaching and Professional Experience

1997-Present Clearwater Christian College
1995-1997 Purdue University


Love is Blind but Friendship Closes its Eyes: Visual Impairment, Friendship and Dating in an edited volume Essays on Communication and the Blind and Visually Impaired published by Zip Publishing

Blind Spots: The Communicative Performance of Visual Impairment in Relationships and Social Interaction, Charles C. Thomas, 2004

Two published journal articles

Multiple paper presentations at National Communication Association
"Teaching at CCC is a blessing to me for some of the same reasons I chose to attend the college as an undergraduate student. I like the family atmosphere and how each individual is known by name not by number. As a student I appreciated the individual attention I received from faculty and I now enjoy being able to give such individual attention to my students. As faculty, our goal is not only to impact our students' lives academically, but also, more importantly, to have a spiritual influence in their lives. Teaching at CCC is truly a ministry in every sense of the word, and I am so blessed to be able to be involved professionally teaching in a field I love, and be part of such a wonderful ministry at the same time-it's the best of both worlds."

Interests: cooking, baking, drama, singing

Contact Information:
727-726-1153 ext. 296