Juliana H. Garcia

Juliana H. Garcia, associate professor of communication, has been teaching at the college level for approximately 15 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a major in history and a minor in psychology. In 2007, she earned a Master of Arts in communication from the University of Texas – Pan American. Professor Garcia is currently teaching Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication courses.

She enjoys studying how different perspectives affect and influence communication and relationships.  Her primary focus of interests include culture and communication, gender and communication, and personality types and communication.

Prior to teaching Speech Communication, she worked as a student success advisor at Texas State Technical College–Harlingen. 

Teaching Philosophy: Education is much more that memorizing facts and terms; education is learning to think for oneself and knowing how to utilizing these skills in any situation. It is my belief that helping students invest in their education and making them a part of the learning process will ensure their success. Additionally, mutual respect is emphasized in my classes. Mutual respect is achieved through appreciating diversity. In my classes we discuss how diversity serves as an opportunity to learn. We, as individuals, learn from each other, especially from our differences. Therefore, I require my students to challenge stereotypes and ethnocentrism. Being willing to see another's perspective encourages empathy.

Education

M.A., Communication, The University of Texas – Pan American

Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts, History/Psychology, The University of Texas – Brownsville

COM Courses

  • SPCH 1315 Public Speaking
  • SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication

Teaching and Professional Experience

College of the Mainland, 2011-Present

Student Success Advisor, Texas State Technical College, 2001-2007

Instructor of Communication, Texas State Technical College, 2007-2010

Adjunct Professor of Communication – San Jacinto College, 2010-2011

Public Relations Liaison, Galveston ISD, 2012

Nightclub Cardio Fitness Instructor, South Shore Fitness Center, 2015–present

Professional Highlights

Presentations

Presentation for Woman’s History Month, COM (2012)

Professional Development for SRWC Staff, COM (2014)

Resume Writing & Interview Skills Workshops, COM

Improving Public Speaking Workshops, COM

Communicating Effectively with Your Professors Workshop, COM

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