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College of Liberal & Fine Arts

Dr. Tom Faulkenberry
Dr. Faulkenberry in front of presentation with student.
Dr. Faulkenberry conversing in front of a presentation board.

Contact Information

College of Liberal and Fine Arts Representative
O. A. Grant Building, Room 394P
gearhart@tarleton.edu
254-968-9023

Dr. Christopher Gearhart

Christopher Gearhart (PhD.), Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies within the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, teaches in the area of Professional and Relational Communication. Courses he has taught at Tarleton State University include Fundamentals of Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Small Group Communication, and Communication Theory. He also teaches Research Methods in the department’s graduate program. His research interests have led to published articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including listening, sports, and teaching methods. His work can be found in academic journals such as Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports, Communication and Sport, and the International Journal of Listening. In 2016, Christopher was awarded the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Tarleton State University. Dr. Gearhart received his B.A. from the University of North Texas, M.A. from San Diego State University, and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.