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Michael Wilson

Michael R. Wilson

Michael R. Wilson

Lecturer of Communication Studies

Office: S1022
713-221-8692
wilsonmi@uhd.edu

​Michael Raphael Wilson, lecturer in communication studies (Fall 2014), is a Ph.D. candidate in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester, and has earned his Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of St. Thomas and came to the University of Houston-Downtown in the fall of 2012. Wilson comes from a diverse background, fluent in Spanish, and a life-long-learner with interests in intercultural communication, media and communication, and the role of communication in conflict. Wilson finds teaching to be extraordinarily rewarding. His passion for teaching has led him through several teaching assignments, including teaching as an Adjunct Professor, coaching speech and debate, serving as Chair for the Fine Arts Department in the K-12 system, and serving as Vice President on a private school advisory board. Wilson is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, and has written curriculum for the Houston Teachers Institute at the University of Houston, Art and Mathematics of the Pre-Columbian Maya. Wilson has taught both Introduction and Advanced Communication courses, both face-to-face and online.

​Ph.D. (candidate), Media and Communication, University of Leicester
M.L.A. Communication Studies, University of St. Thomas
B.A. Studio Art (major) Philosophy (minor), University of St. Thomas
Certificate, Art and Media Communications, University of Texas at Austin

  • COMM3319: Communication In Conflict
  • COMM 3315: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 3313: Race And Ethnicity and Communication
  • COMM 3304 Advanced Public Speaking
  • COMM 3302: Debate
  • COMM 2307: Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 2304: Argumentation
  • COMM 1306: Beginning Public Speaking
  • COMM 1304: Introduction to Speech Communication
  • COMM 3311 Advanced studies in Media

​Michael Wilson has a M.L.A. in Communication (specifically Communication in Society). His capstone work centered on history and the philosophy of ideas, and communication in society. Wilson’s career in teaching has led him through several teaching assignments for over eight years, including teaching in the K-12 systems. At the High School level he has taught Art, Sculpture, Photography, and AP Art History classes, and has served as the Chair for the Fine Arts Department.

Wilson is a Parliamentarian, and is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (2010-Present). Wilson has extensive experience as a debate coach both at the High School and College level, 2009-Present. As of the Spring 2015, Wilson is an assistant coach to the UHD Model United Nations (UN) Team.

Graduate Coursework:
 MLCOM 6393 Motion Picture History
 MLMLA 5300 History of Film
 MLCOM 6393 Health Care
 MLENG 6393 Irish Film and Literature
 MLCOM 6393 Propaganda
 MLMLA 6393 Democracy and Principled Entrepreneurism
 MLCOM 6391 Internship
 MLMLA 6393 Media and Society
 MLCOM 6393 Effective Meeting Management
 MLMLA 6393 Houston – The Cause
 MLCOM 6393 Crisis Communication
 MLCOM: Master Liberal Arts Communication course
 MLENG: Master Liberal Arts English course
 MLMLA: Master Liberal Arts course; note that 6393 is the special topic number used by the MLA program at St. Thomas)

Teaching Experience:
2012-present Adjunct then Lecturer Communication, UHD2009-2015 Debate Coach, High School and Collage levels

2012-1014 Department Chair for Fine Arts at the High School level

2006-2014 Classroom teacher at the High School level

Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity:
Publications
Art and Mathematics of the Pre-Colombian Maya, Houston Teachers Institute (HTI) c/o The Honors College at the University of Houston, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 2008.

Awards/Grants:
Fellowship:
Institute Fellow and author of Art and Mathematics of the Pre-Colombian Maya, Houston Teachers Institute (HTI) c/o The Honors College at the University of Houston, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 2008.
 Honors:
Alpha Sigm Lambda, Theta Zeat Chapter; First in Leadership and Scholarship, A National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas 2004.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Vice-President of the Executive Board of Trustees, The Branch School, Houston Texas, 2013-Present. Responsibilities include: the overseeing all duties of the school board president in cases of absence or incapacitation, holding board meetings and faculty agenda meetings in cooperation with the Head of School. During board meetings, discusses policy changes or updates that affect school operations, including classes, student curricula, building projects, safety measures and extracurricular activities, among other pertinent items.

Debate coach at the University of Houston-Downtown. Est. the Debate team at the University of Houston-Downtown in the Fall of 2015.

Pictura Video and Photography Company, Founder and Director, Houston, Texas 2009-Present. Responsibilities include: Developing, managing, directing, and producing photography, video, and other media for a wide range of needs including crafting messages for political campaigns.
 
AWARDS/GRANTS/RECOGNITIONS
Recognitions:
National Society of Leadership and Success; training program committed to further personal development, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas 2016.

Fellowship:
Institute Fellow and author of Art and Mathematics of the Pre-Colombian Maya, Houston Teachers Institute (HTI) c/o The Honors College at the University of Houston, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 2008.
 
Honors:
Alpha Sigm Lambda, Theta Zeat Chapter; First in Leadership and Scholarship, A National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Higher Education, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas 2004.

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