PhD, Howard University
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Theory, Political Communication, Ethnicity and Communication, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Dr. Deandre Poole has over 15 years of higher education experience in communication education, curriculum development, critical-cultural pedagogy, and faculty leadership. He serves as a senior instructor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies (SCMS) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Dr. Poole is also an associate member of the graduate faculty and is the coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the SCMS. Dr. Poole earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Communication from FAU and his Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from Howard University. Professor Poole’s teaching and research is focused on critical theory, cross-cultural communication, community and civic engagement, and discourse analysis.
In addition to his educational and teaching accomplishments, Dr. Poole has served in various civic, nonprofit, political, and academic leadership positions focused on equality, social justice, advocacy, educational empowerment, civic engagement, and leadership development. Some of the various leadership positions include serving as President of the United Faculty of Florida— FAU Chapter, and board secretary for the Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County. Dr. Poole previously served as vice chair of the Palm Beach County Democratic Party, chairman of the Coalition for Black Student Achievement, chairman of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, member of the Sales Surtax Advisory Committee for the City of West Palm Beach, and chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee for the School District of Palm Beach County. Dr. Poole sits on several SCMS committees and is a member of the Leadership Studies Minor Advisory Committee at FAU.
As an academic and community organizer, Dr. Poole is committed to equipping students and community members with the critical communication skills needed to successfully navigate our global and complex world. He is called upon to give community lectures, to serve on academic panels, and to give media interviews on issues pertaining to race, politics, and cultural affairs. During the 2016 presidential election cycle, Dr. Poole represented Florida as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. He received the 2016 Community Leadership Award presented by the Hispanic Education Coalition and the Jose’ Marti Foundation, in recognition for his outstanding leadership and advocacy for educational excellence and equity for all students in Palm Beach County.
In his spare time, Dr. Poole enjoys live theater performances, musical events, traveling, cooking, reading, and family cookouts.
COM 2053 Introduction to Communication and Civic Life
COM 4461 Nonverbal Communication in a Diverse Society
COM 3500 Political Communication
COM 3120 Organizational Communication
SPC 3717 Intercultural Theory
SPC 3710 Intercultural Communication
SPC 4718 Ethnicity and Communication
SPC 4443 Leadership and Communication
SPC 3704 American Multicultural Discourse
SPC 4271 Capstone: Democracy, Communication and Civic Engagement
SPC 3542 Rhetorical Theories of Persuasion
SPC 2608 Public Speaking