Deandre Poole


Deandre Poole
PhD, Howard University

Phone: 561-297-3850
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Communication, Leadership and Communication, Political Communication Areas of Expertise

Dr. Deandre Poole has over a decade of higher education experience in communication education, curriculum and instruction. He serves as an instructor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Poole is also an associate member of the graduate faculty. His areas of teaching and research are in Intercultural and Political Communication. 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 research is focused on the oppression of marginalized cultures by the dominant cultural forces in our society. He examines how these cultures use their economic, political, and social power to organize and campaign against inequality and injustice.

In addition to his educational and teaching accomplishments, Dr. Poole also serves 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 he holds include serving as chairman of the Coalition for Black Student Achievement, president of GCI Training and Empowerment Center, president of VOICE FLORIDA, Inc., chairman of the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee for the City of West Palm Beach, board member for the Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County, and past chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee for the School District of Palm Beach County. Dr. Poole is also a member of the Leadership Studies Minor Advisory Committee at Florida Atlantic University.

As a scholar and community organizer, Dr. Poole is committed to equipping students with the 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. Dr. Poole was also recognized as a 2013 Man of Valor Community Service Achiever presented by Touch of Compassion Mentoring Outreach Fellowship, Fort Lauderdale, FL.





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


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