Speaking Center Staff & Consultants

Lindsay Harroff

Dr. Lindsay Harroff
Director

Dr. Harroff is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and coordinator of the School's graduate teaching assistants. She teaches a variety of courses in rhetorical studies, trains graduate teaching assistants in communication pedagogy and oversees FAU's public speaking courses. Dr. Harroff is committed to building supportive relationships with students. She believes in helping students identify and utilize their strengths to become effective communicators with the confidence and skills to affect change in their communities.

 

Ronke Abidoye

Ronke Abidoye
Consultant

Ronke is currently working on her Masters's in Communication Studies. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she has four years of experience in corporate and technical communication. She also has writing experience with RELEVANT magazine and The Lagos Review. She believes that being an effective communicator is a necessary life skill and is passionate about helping others find their voice.

 

Talia Kibsey

Talia Kibsey
Consultant

Talia teaches Public Speaking at FAU and is very passionate about working one-on-one with students to help them grow as critical thinkers and strong communicators. She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant working on her Master's in Communication and Multimedia Studies and has a BA Hons. in English from the University of Winnipeg in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her goal as a teacher and consultant is to encourage students to draw on their own personal strengths and interests to enhance the learning experiences of their peers and instructors. Talia truly wants to see every student succeed and believes that “success” can be demonstrated in a variety of ways inside and outside of the classroom.

 

Jasper Araujo
Consultant

I am a final semester Master's student in the Communication Studies program, where I teach Public Speaking as a GTA. I received my Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Multicultural Literature and Gender Studies here at FAU. I have been publicly speaking professionally, through the employment of various activist organizations, since I was 17 years old. My education and professional experience are uniquely suited to be able to help students grow and hone their skills as public speakers, which I look forward to doing.

 

Madeline Garcia
Consultant

I am currently a Master's student in the Communication Studies program here at FAU. I have an undergraduate background in English literature, as well as a teaching background in the subject. I value creativity and new opportunities to learn, and I hope I can inspire the same in those I work with! Having taught FAU students, and having taken Public Speaking myself as an undergraduate, I am very excited to help students with speeches and presentations they may come across in their coursework or out in their communities.