Eastern Michigan University
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Deborah Samuels

Full-Time Lecturer

samuels 602B Pray Harrold




  • MA - Communication,Eastern Michigan University, 2007
  • BS – Communication and Theatre Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 2005
  • Assoc – Liberal Arts, Washtenaw Community College, 2003
  • Specs Howard School of Media Arts, 1993 

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • National Communication Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAT 124 – Foundations of Speech Communication
  • CTAT 225 – Listening Behavior
  • CTAT 226 – Nonverbal Communication
  • CTAT 227 – Interpersonal Communication
  • CTAT 260 – Gender Communication
  • CTAT 274 – Intercultural Communication
  • CTAT 340 – Communication Ethics



Deborah has been teaching multiple communication courses at both Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College since the fall 0f 2005. Her fervor for teaching started with her position as a graduate assistant at EMU while she was studying communication with an interpersonal communication focus. 

Her primary teaching interests cover the areas of ethical communication and multiculturalism. Additionally, she holds the position of assistant director of the basic speech course where she aids the assessment of student learning as well as mentoring graduate assistants of the department.

As a native Michigander, when she is not in a teaching role you can find her enjoying the Great Lakes, riding bike trails, and camping with friends and family.