Dr. LeAnn M. Brazeal


Communicaton Media Journalsm and Film

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
Communicaton Media Journalsm and Film
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897


LeAnn M. Brazeal (PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Missouri State University. She is co-author of the books Public Speaking: Essentials for Excellence and The Primary Decision: A Functional Analysis of Debates in Presidential Primaries, and has also published numerous articles and book chapters in outlets such as Social Media + Society, Communication Quarterly, Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Studies, and Basic Communication Course Annual. An award-winning teacher and debate coach, LeAnn writes and speaks on a variety of topics in communication, including political communication, pedagogy, and public relations in times of crisis and scandal. Her work on public speaking and civic engagement has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



  • PhD, Communication, 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MA, Communication, 1999, Missouri State University
  • BSEd, Speech and Theatre Education, 1992, Missouri State University


  • COM 115: Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • COM 315: Advanced Public Speaking
  • COM 397: Crisis Communication