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Biography

Although, DeArtha Chambers is former military brat educated in the Department of Defense school system providing her a sound educational foundation with high academic rigor and expectations, her path to higher education was not straight. In 1993, Chambers received her GED and did not return to school until 1997-1998, again from 2001-2003 and then yet one more hiccup in 2004 before deciding in 2009 to return for completion of her associate degree in 2010.

Returning to Ball State University for her BS, and later a MA, Chambers found herself in communication studies by default only to find understanding, purpose, hope and a desire to teach others the life changing knowledge she had gained. Her experience and desire to teach in higher education led her to the graduate program at BSU with a graduate teaching position and the road to CMU.

Today, she enjoys challenging students to investigate their own communication behaviors using a flipped pedagogical approach with a seminar delivery style, a bit of application activities and a dash of gamification. In her "free" time, she enjoys gaming, reading, gardening, innovatively cooking, crafting and binge watching a variety of media.

View DeArtha Chambers' curriculum vitae

Selected Published Works

Chambers, D. (2016). Argumentation as the basic communication course: What students really need. Presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Chambers, D. (2016). Toulmin’s model of argumentation and Apples to Apples. G.I.F.T. presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Chambers, D. (2019). Adopting but wait there’s more, gamification of Monroe’s motivated sequence. G. I. F. T. presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Omaha, NE.

Chambers, D. (2015). Introduction/Eulogy/Celebratory introductory micro-speech. G.I.F.T presented at the Central States Communication Association Conference, Madison, WI.

Shad, D. (2012). Cycles of Life. Facing Poverty: Bridging the Poverty Divide One Story at a Time (pp. 51-53), Muncie, IN; George and Frances Ball Foundation.

Shad, D. (2012). Dear classmates: Dee Shad. Commentary, 2(8), 3.