Jon Tanzey

Assistant Professor/Chair Communication and Journalism /Mass Communication Communication - School of Liberal Arts & Communication

Contact Information

(918) 595-7372
Metro Campus Room MC 436

Fall 2016 begins my sixth year at TCC, and 13th overall teaching Communication. Beginning with the fall 2016 semester I assume department chair duties for Communication as well as Journalism and Mass Communication departments. I am also a faculty association representative for Metro Campus.

Courses Taught

I teach COMM 1113: Public Speaking in both face-to-face and online formats. These are taught each semester. I teach COMM 2503: Communication Theory as needed for Communication majors, and this is the class that is designed to get majors ready for 4-year university studies in the field.

I teach COMM 2103: Interpersonal Communication in spring semesters, and COMM 2093: Business and Professional Communication in fall semesters. COMM 2093 is my favorite class - we abandon traditional lecture format and engage in round table discussions on important questions related to contemporary communication practices. This is a class for students of any discipline, not just Communication majors.

Sample Syllabi

COMM 1113 pdf     COMM 2093 pdf


I completed a bachelors and masters in Communication from the University of Arkansas, and was active as a researcher in the fields of rhetoric and cultural studies. I had several honors at UA including Top Debut Paper in Rhetoric, Top Five Undergraduate Research Paper, and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant.

I attended the University of Texas working on a doctorate before starting a career and a family. I also have an extensive performance and composition resume in the field of music.           

Research Interests

My current research interests include narrative, rhetoric, and postmodernity.             

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