University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Public Speaking

Meet the Humanities Faculty

In a professional environment that thrives on communication, speaking skills are of paramount importance to any successful career. 

Working with faculty mentors, students in our Public Speaking classes develop both their critical thinking and organizational skills to present their ideas in public with confidence. Through this education, they learn skills necessary to orally express themselves and their research-based content in any situation, applying powerful persuasive techniques and audience-appropriate styles.

Maryl McGinley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication 
Public Speaking Coordinator
814-269-7204  |  Fax: 814-269-7196 |


Paul A. Lucas, Ph.D., Department Co-Chair
249-C Biddle Hall
814-269-7150 |