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Ron St. John -- Instructor of Communication
Curriculum Vitae
30219 Champine 
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082                                    810.773.8655 (Hm)
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI                                1996
      M.A., Speech
            Primary Fields: Social Influence & Compliance Gaining
            Secondary Fields: Intercultural & Relational Communication

Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI                               1991
      B.S. Speech Communication
            Major: Speech Communication
            Minor: English

Academic Teaching Opportunities
Truman State University, Kirksville, MO                 Jan. 1997-Present
      Instructor of Communication
            Fundamentals of Speech Communication
            Advance Public Speaking

Central Texas College, Schofield Barracks, HI             1995-Aug.1996
      Lecturer, Communication
            Public Speaking

Wayland Baptist University, Aiea, Hawai'i            April 1996-Jul.1996
      Lecturer, Communication
            Speech Communication

Actors Inc., Kailua, Hawai'i                                  Aug.1995-Dec.1995
      Speech & Dialogue Coach
            Voice and Diction Clinic

University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i              May 1993-Aug.1995
      Lecturer, Speech Communication
            Principles of Effective Public Speaking
            Personal and Public Speech

University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, Hawai'i             Aug. 1991-May 1993
      Graduate Assistant
            Personal and Public Speech
      Teaching Assistant
            Nonverbal Communication
            Culture and Communication
            Interpersonal Relations
            Group Decision Making
            Neighbor Island Coordinator of Distance Learning Program
            Hawai'i Interactive Television System (HITS)

Other Employment Opportunities
Hawai'i Cycling Training, Honolulu, Hawai'i                          1996
      Head Cycling Instructor
            Program developer and coordinator

Tri-Training, Honolulu, Hawai'i                                             1993-1996
      Head Cycling Instructor
            Cycling program developer and coordinator
University of Hawai'i Athletic Department          1993 & 1994 Seasons
      Public Address Announcer at Rainbow Baseball Stadium
            Announce all UH Home Games (60 games per season)

The Road Less Traveled                                              1992 - Summer
      Wilderness Adventure Leader
            Instructing youths in outdoor skills and environmental ethics

Superior Limousine, Marquette, Michigan                            1987-1989
      Driver – Customer Service and promotions

Mel Duffy Print Co., Detroit, Michigan                                 1983-1986
      Graphic design & layout, Press & Computerized cutter operator

Wintor-Swan Printing Inc., Detroit, Michigan                       1981-1983
      Press operator, Binder operator, Computerized cutter operator

Truman State University Service
Academic advisor of record for 20 Communication Majors.

Truman State University Instructional Services Committee
      Division of Language and Literature representative.

Instructional Services Sub-Committee
      Find, review, and recommend a web based course 
      management tool for University use.

Speaking Across the Curriculum Task Force
      Communication Department representative.

University & Community Volunteer Service
Participation in the following activities and events representing Truman State University: 
      President's Distinguished Scholar Day; Fall Premiere;
      Junior Visit Day; V.I.P. Visit Day;  Instructional Development Series;
      Evaluation Workshop Tele-conference; Baldwin Lecture;
      Academic Advising Workshop; Freshman Casino Night sponsor.

Communication discipline presentation to prospective students
      Recruitment of students for the Communication Major

Faculty Participant in Dog Day Afternoons Activity Day
      Pie in the face recipient to raise funds for Children's Mercy Hospital

Faculty Advisor for Truman State University Cycling Team

Web Master for the Division of Language and Literature Web Site
      Design, development, programming, and maintenance of the
      Communication, English, Foreign Languages, Writing Center, and
      Language and Learning Center Web Pages

Web Master for The Salamanca Study Abroad Program Web Site
      Design, development, programming, and maintenance for the
      Salamanca Study Abroad Site.

StoryFest Coordinator
      Coordinate, promote, and organize the StoryFest for the University.

Child Development Center Storytelling Opportunities Coordinator
      Coordinate Storytellers, from Advanced Public Speaking, to visit
      the Child Development Center and present stories to the children

Faculty Development Instructor/Trainer
      Instruct faculty on web authoring tools and web course integration.

Truman State University's Chandler Monroe Oratorical Contest
      Judge and Site Coordinator

Truman State University Radio Station - KTRM
      Classical Radio Show Host/DJ

Truman State University Cycling Team coach and trainer
      Group and individual instruction and training

Truman State University Residential Colleges Inline Skating Instructor
      Group and individual instruction and training

Kirksville Bicycle Club Ride Leader and Bike Safety Instructor
      Group rides and effective cycling instruction

Boy Scouts of America Public Speaking Merit Badge Instructor
      Judging presentations and presenting Merit Badges

Honors & Recognition
Northern Michigan Unversity Cum Laude Graduate

Truman State University Softball Faculty Recognition Day

Computer Skills
Operating Systems
      Windows 98/95/3.x, Windows NT 4.0/Workstation, DOS 

      HTML, JavaScript, Pearl CGI, Visual Basic 5.0

Applications & Software
      Netscape Communicator – Messenger, Conference, Composer, 
      and Navigator; Eudora Mail; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Microsoft
      Netmeeting; Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Acrobat; Microsoft Office;
      Corel WordPerfect Suite; SPSS; others

      Kim, Min-Sun, & Ron St. John (1993). Culture-based interactive constraints: Relationships among the perceived importance of interactive constraints.  Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Intercultural/ International Communication Conference.

Digital Publication
      St. John, R. (1997, January 12).  The Public Speakers' Page. [This Web Site is dedicated to issues and concerns relating to public speaking and communication.] Available:

Black Enterprise Magazine featured excerpts from The Public Speakers' Web Site, in the article Too scared for words? Learn how to give stage fright the boot, in their January 1999 issue and their Online version of the National Magazine. I was also thanked for my input in the article by, Earl Graves, the publisher and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine.

Convention Papers
      St. John, Ron, Pena, E., Jin, Yi (1992). Persona-sharing: A Relational Management Strategy.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, October.
      Kim, Min-Sun, & Ron St. John (1992).  Culture-based Interactive Constraints: Relationships among the Perceived Importance of Interactive Constraints.  Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Intercultural/ International Communication Conference, Miami, May.

Unpublished Work
      St. John, Ron (1996).  The effects of perceived source credibility, similarity, and legitimacy on a target's intentions to comply with a message.  Master's Thesis at the University of Hawai'i Speech Department.

Dr. R. Kelly Aune
Associate Professor
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Speech Department
2560 Campus Rd., Grg. Hall 326
Honolulu, HI   96822

Dr. Gary H. Jones
Associate Professor
Truman State University
Division of Language and Literature
McClain Hall 310
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501

Dr. Michael D. Miller
Associate Professor, Speech Department Chair
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Speech Department
2560 Campus Rd., Grg. Hall 326
Honolulu, HI   96822

Dr. Silvia Pites
Associate Professor, Spanish
Truman State University
Division of Language and Literature
McClain Hall 310
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, MO 63501

 Letters of reference available upon request.

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