Metropolitan Community College - 
Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn 



3201 Southwest Trafficway, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64111-2764
speech & drama


Deborah Craig-ClaarDeborah Craig-Claar

Office: ST 310-B
Phone: 816.604.4208

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 2005.

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.



Kim WilcoxKim Wilcox

Office: ST 310-C
Phone: 816.604.4331

Kim Wilcox has been a full time member of the PVCC Speech faculty since Fall 1999. Kim teaches various classes in the Speech department.

Dr. Wilcox has a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Before 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 assistance programs.

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
Phone: 816.604.4757



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