Megan Sparks

Megan Sparks

Senior Instructor and Internship Coordinator
Department of Communication

Bio

Mrs. Megan S. Sparks joined the faculty in August of 2007 and is a senior instructor in the department of communication. She teaches public speaking, introduction to strategic communication, first year experience and coordinates the department’s internship program. Prior to teaching, Megan managed the public relations and marketing of a law firm with offices throughout Alabama. Currently, she serves on the university’s Convocation Committee, the Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards Committee and the department’s High School Public Speaking Contest (chair), Alumni Committee and the Graduate Recognition and Awards Ceremony (chair). She also regularly advises students and has been an academic coach for the past two years. Megan earned a B.A. in communication with a concentration in public relations and a M.A. in public and corporate communication from the University of South Alabama.


Publications

Books

  • Wilson, J., Sparks, M. S., & Taylor, A. D. (2014). Public speaking for success (Third Ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.
  • Wilson, J., Sparks, M. S., & Taylor, A. D. (2013). Public speaking for success (2nd Ed). New York, New York: Pearson.
  • Wilson, J., Sparks, M. S., & Taylor, A. D. (2012). Public speaking for success. New York, New York: Pearson.

 

Academic Conference Presentations

  • Dempsey, J., Lewis, J., Mattson, S., & Sparks, M. (2015). Designing courses for active learning. Panel presented at the Conference of Teaching and Learning in Mobile, AL, May 11-12.
  • Anderson, M.L., Bailey, S.B., Foutz, B., & Sparks, M. (2015). Critically crafting your course with TED: using TED talks to enhance course content. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) in Tampa, FL, April 8-11

For more publications by Ms. Sparks, please see her CV.

Courses

  • CAS 100 College of Arts and Sciences New Student Seminar
  • CA 110 Public Speaking
  • CA 110-H Honors Public Speaking
  • CA 224 Introduction to Strategic Communication
  • CA 496 Undergraduate Internships