Dr. Jonathan Howard Amsbary
Ph.D. Inidiana University 1986
Jonathan Howard Amsbary is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He serves as the major advisor for the Communication Management core. He holds a B.A. in Psychology and Speech Communication from the University of New Mexico; a M.A. in Speech Communication from Indiana University; and a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Indiana University. He completed the Master Teacher seminar in 2005.
He has had fifteen articles and two communication books published. He also has two novels in print.
He has taught at The University of New Mexico, Indiana University, The University of Hawaii, North Dakota State University and The University of Alabama at Birmingham for a total of thirtysix years. He has been a Visiting Faculty member at the University of Alabama and Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok, Thailand. He was nominated for the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award and was named the Teacher of the Year for the Department of Communication Studies in 1996. He has taught the following courses: Health Communication I & II, Organizational Communication I & II, Communication Research Methods, Communication Theory, Communication and Aging, Introduction to Human Communication, Introduction to Graduate Research, Small Group Seminar, Interviewing, Persuasion, Public Communication, Interpersonal Relationships, Personal and Public Communication, Discussion and Group Methods, Argumentation, Public Speaking, and Business and Professional Communication. He has coached debate for Sandia High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Indiana University.