Office: ST 310-B
Deborah Craig-Claar has been teaching speech at
Penn Valley for over 15 years. In addition to Fundamentals of Speech,
she also teaches the new Fundamentals of Human Communication (SPDR
102) course, which she also designed.
Dr. Craig-Claar has also served as Associate
Dean of Instruction at Maple Woods Community College (1993-1995),
and was the Faculty Association President at Penn Valley until
Deborah has a B.A. from the University of Redlands,
an M.F.A from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from the University
of Missouri-Kansas City.
In her spare time, Deborah enjoys travel, composing
gospel and country music, and keeping up with her two teenage children.
She says her personal life axiom comes from Marie Curie: Nothing
in life is to be feared - only understood.
Office: ST 310-C
Dr. Wilcox has a Ph.D.
from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Kim Wilcox has been a full time member of the PVCC Speech faculty
since Fall 1999. Kim teaches various classes in the Speech
coming to PVCC, Dr. Wilcox was the National Director of Training
for Supplemental Instruction (SI), headquartered at UMKC. During
this time, he trained people at over 600 universities and colleges,
presented or keynoted at some 75 academic conferences, and
published articles and chapters about SI and student academic
Dr. Wilcox has also
worked as a university and corporate consultant, as well as taught
Speech and Business Communication courses at the Henry W. Bloch
School of Business and Public Administration at UMKC.
Division Chair: Vicki Raine
Office: HU 201-A
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