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Department of English Language and Literature


Shannon Cochran

Title: Senior Instructor
Department: English
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-4203
Resources: English Language and Literature
Shannon Cochran

MA, University of South Carolina, English Literature, 2008

Areas of Specialization

   • Public Communication Pedagogy
   • Early Medieval British Literature

Recently Taught Courses 

SPCH 145          Online Public Communication
SPCH 230          Business and Professional Communication
SPCH 140          Introduction to Public Communication

Current Projects 

While I recently have been focused on transitioning to online public communication pedagogy, I am also invested in providing opportunities for USC students to implement and display their public speaking skills beyond the classroom in traditional, face-to-face contexts. To that end, I am co-chairing along with my colleague, Jason Williamson, a 2018-19 USC Speech Competition Planning Committee. We look forward to seeing our students demonstrate their skillsets this spring on a bigger stage than regular classroom practice provides.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.