Speakers Bureau 2014-2015

To secure a speaker from the following list, call Laney Boyd at 318-678-6066, or reach via her email at lboyd@bpcc.edu.

John Agan

  • Louisiana History

Bob Alexander

  • Constructive Argumentation: Becoming a More Effective Advocate Through Reasoned Argument
  • Intercollegiate/High School Speech and Debate
  • Political Communication
  • Thas swattime tokkin ‘bout: Effective Delivery as a Key to Better Communication
  • What Makes for a Competent Communicator?

Jeffery Anderson

  • Surviving Paramedic School and Making EMS a Career

Katie Bickham

  • The Importance of Contemporary Literature in the Classroom
  • The Power of Poetry for At-Risk Students

Bob Boykin

  • Science Fair (Science-related topics)
  • Team Building activities
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Church (youth activities, pulpit supply)

Lauren R. Brown

  • Principles of Design, Animation (history, fundamentals, techniques),
  • Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Lynn C. Brown

  • BPCC’s Testing Center – What It Is and What It Isn’t
  • Credit by Examination – CLEP and DSST Testing
  • Shorten Your Path to a College Degree with CLEP and DSST Testing

Denise Chambers

  • Interview Techniques for TV and Radio
  • Retaining the Gulf Coast Workforce Through IT Pathways -
  • I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training)

Ed Chopin

  • BPCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology

Frances Swayzer Conley

  • Mastering College English: The First Year

Elaine Cox

  • Biotechnology: What is it?
  • DNA Science in Forensics
  • Eugenics in the United States
  • Genetics and Cancer
  • Human Genome Project

Donna Densmore

  • Fun Methods for Figuring Fractions
  • Using Manipulatives to Teach Understanding of Multiplication and Division
  • Using MyMathLab: New Users
  • Using MyMathLab: Intermediate Users (1 year or more)
  • Using My MathLab: Advanced Users (2 years or more)
  • My MathLab Best Practices
  • My MathLab and Course Redesign
  • Teaching with Technology on a Teacher’s Budget

Kathleen Gay

  • College Study Skills/Test Preparation
  • Distance Education: A Multimode Approach
  • Distance Education in the Business/Corporate World
  • Distance Education in the Classroom (K-12 and Higher Ed)
  • Distance Education: How to Manage Distance Education Classes Presentation Skills
  • Job Interviews via Videoconferencing
  • Reading Skills
  • Scheduling Issues in Distance Education
  • Students in a Distance Learning Environment
  • Supervision and Leadership Skills/Training
  • Teaching at a Distance: Training for Faculty and Staff
  • Time Management Skills, Study Skills, Self-Esteem, Test Preparation and Test Anxiety
  • Training Employees via Distance Education

Tim W. Gilmore

  • Hazards of Cigarette Smoking
  • Quitting Smoking
  • A Career in Respiratory Therapy
  • Pulmonary Diseases
  • Asthma Management
  • Mechanical Ventilation

Dr. Michael D. Hart

  • Music: What are my Career Options?

Miles Hitchcock

  • Anyone Can Do Math: It’s Never Too Late!
  • How BPCC Helps Students Beat the Math Barrier
  • How Do Computers Work in Everyday Terms?
  • Introduction to the Internet - Both Good and Bad
  • Engineering at Bossier Parish Community College

Eddie Horton

  • Networking
  • Network Security
  • Linux
  • Networking Certifications
  • Routing and Switching
  • Certified Ethical Hacking
  • SCADA Security and Windows Security

Steven Lott

  • Tips for Better Photographs

Allison Martin

  • Open-sourcing Developmental-level Coursework: BPCC’s Open Campus
  • Video-capturing Lectures to Increase Student Engagement
  • Effective Online Course Design
  • “How’d We Do That? Learn How BPCC’s Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Found Their Way Into 79 Countries Around the Globe”

Kerry McNamara

  • Chemistry
  • Protecting Our Environment
  • Science in Society
  • Climate Change

Guillermo Ortiz-Caceres

  • “Quit Making Excuses – How to Be Successful in Life and Business”

Richard Pool

  • Domestic Violence in America
  • School Resource Officers
  • Workplace Violence
  • “Recruiting Military Members/Dependents for College Life”

Stephanie Rogers

  • Building Collaborative Partnerships: The Secret Weapon to Expanding and Sustaining Your competitive Advantage
  • 21st Century Fundraising: Not Business As Usual
  • Putting the Fun Back into Fundraising
  • Investing in Our Nation’s Community Colleges
  • The First Time, Front Line Supervisor
  • “A Team of Eagles” Team Building
  • Moments of Truth: Circle of Excellence Customer Service

Linda Sonnier

  • Architectural Trends
  • Construction Industry in Shreveport
  • Green and Sustainable Design/Construction
  • Homeowners How-To Clinics

Stella Thompson

  • How to Prepare for an Audition
  • Job Opportunities in Theatre
  • Stage Makeup Demonstration
  • BPCC Theatre Program
  • How to Plan a Theatre Outing Without the Kids
  • BPCC Cavalier Players NYC Theatre Tour (seasonal)

Genevieve Tournebize-Iliev

  • Foreign Language
  • Foreign Language Learning
  • Spanish in the Workforce
  • Translation Interpretations

Dr. Michael Walker

  • Military History
  • Church History

Charlotte Ware

  • BPCC Medical Office Specialist Program (Medical Coding and Transcription as an Allied Health Career)
  • Basic Introduction to Medical Coding
  • My Personal Health Record

Paul Weaver

  • Computer Networking the Small Business
  • How to Be a Successful Student in an Online Class
  • Using Advanced Techniques in Microsoft Office
  • Using PowerPoint to Enhance Your Presentations

Kim Webb

  • Online reputation Management
  • Social Media Marketing

Maurice White, Jr.

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Recruiting for Paramedic Program

Brenda Williams

  • BPCC Accelerated – Online, Accelerated Degree Programs
  • BPCC’s Criminal Justice Program – Do You Have LA POST Certification? (Find out how to earn college credit hours)