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Tom Preston

Tom Preston
Title: Professor
Phone: 678-717-3703

Office: Nesbitt Academic Building, 4214, Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Argumentation and Debate, Political Communication, Public Address, and Culture and the Media

Courses Taught

COMM 1100 - Introduction to Human Communication
COMM 1110 - Public Speaking
COMM 1500 - Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2050 - Media, Culture, and Society
COMM 2901 - Practicum in Debate and Speech
COMM 3250 - Argumentation and Debate
COMM 4040 - Persuasion and Argumentation
COMM 4901 - Practicum


  • Ph.D., Speech and Dramatic Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A., Speech Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of North Carolina

Research/Special Interests

Argumentation and Debate, Political Communication, and Sports Communication and the Media

Personal Information

In his spare time, Dr. Preston is a sports enthusiast and loves hiking and going to plays/operas. He is a big theatre fan, and his hobbies include coin collecting and gardening.

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