Academic Bio: Helen Elizabeth Peters has been teaching Speech Communication for over 6 years. She obtained a BA and MA in Communication with a focus in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. As an undergraduate, Helen took many courses at UA-PTC which helped her on her way to obtaining her future degrees. Therefore, upon moving back to the central Arkansas area, she jumped at the opportunity to join UA-PTC in the Spring of 2019 as a part-time Speech Communication instructor, and then as a full-time instructor the following Fall Semester. Helen Peter's Teaching Philosophy: Helen is passionate about taking a personal approach to teaching by viewing each student as an individual with unique experiences and learning styles. Her desire is for every student to leave her classroom with both the knowledge and skill sets necessary to be an effective communicator, as well as the capacity to portray their unique voice in their professional and personal interactions.