Allison R. Coltharp


Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • MA, 2003, Missouri State University
  • BS, 2001, Missouri State University


  • COM 115 Fundamentals Public Speaking
  • COM 305 Service Learning in Communication
  • COM 315 Public Speaking II
  • COM 360 Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Research and professional interests

My areas of interest include intercultural communication, conflict mediation, public speaking and teaching non-native speakers of English. Qualitative and rhetorical methods of analysis are my favorite approaches to research. I love learning about and experiencing other languages and cultures, and I enjoy combining my Spanish language skills with all of the above pursuits whenever possible. Teaching courses in public speaking and intercultural communication allows me to share my interests with my students and watch them learn and progress. 

Awards and honors

  • Communication Department’s Excellence in Graduate Student Research Award (2003)
  • James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric (2003)
  • Missouri State University’s Outstanding Graduate Student Council Member (2003)