Dr. Robin Jones Appointed Interim Chair of SWOSU Art, Communication & Theatre Department
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Professor of Communication Dr. Robin Jones has been appointed by President Randy Beutler as Interim Chair of the Department of Art, Communication & Theatre.
The position became available when former chair, Dr. Joel Kendall, was appointed as Associate Provost at SWOSU.
Dr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in speech/theatre at Oklahoma State University, a master’s in communication at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminar and a doctorate in instructional communication at the University of Oklahoma.
In 1997, she joined the SWOSU faculty and began teaching communication courses. She was appointed as chair of the Communication & Theatre Department in 2007. In 2014, when the Art Department merged with Communication & Theatre, she continued as chair.
She has assisted with the SWOSU competitive speech and debate squad and coordinated/served as a judge for high school speech tournaments. Jones has given presentations at regional and national conferences and was a guest lecturer at Kalashnikov Izhevsk State Technical University in Russia.
Jones has served on the DaVinci Institute Board of Directors and was a member of the Faculty Advisory Council to the State Regents. She has been an active member of the American Association of University Women, Weatherford Arts Council, 1st Choice Pregnancy Center and Trinity Baptist Church. She has acted and volunteered for local community theatre productions.
Jones received the Excellence in Hosting Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Award twice and the D.J. Nabors College Forensics Coach of the Year and Josh Lee Service Awards from the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association.