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​Communication + Running

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Bill Ventura, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

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EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
2014-CURRENT

Professor of Communication

VIRGINIA PENINSULA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE

I currently work as a full-time communication professor with a 5/5 teaching load. I teach and develop courses online and on campus, serve on various committees, advise students and find creative ways to publicize and serve the college.

2007-2013

Assistant Professor of Communication

REGENT UNIVERSITY

I worked as a full-time communication professor with a 5/5 teaching load. Redesigned the communication, core courses, created a standardized online class template in Blackboard, served on various committees and won a national Blackboard award for online course development.

1999-2006

Communication Analyst / Graphic Designer

CACI

I served in a variety of communication roles as a government contractor. I prepared briefs for senior, flag-level meetings, helped develop training materials for a fleet-wide initiative, designed and distributed marketing materials, coordinated web development and helped design communication plans.

EDUCATION
EDUCATION
2006

Doctorate Degree in Communication

REGENT UNIVERSITY - Virginia Beach, VA

Earned a Ph.D. in Communication with an emphasis on organizational communication. Wrote a case study on the founder of Chick-fil-A and how he disseminated his values throughout the organization.

1998

Master's of Arts Degree in Communication

REGENT UNIVERSITY - Virginia Beach, VA

Earned an M.A. in Communication with an emphasis on interpersonal/cross cultural communication. Wrote a comprehensive final exam response on business communication in the 21st Century.

1995

Bachelor of Arts Degree

UNIVERSITY of THE NATIONS - Kona, Hawaii

Earned a B.A. in Communication Arts. My favorite courses were classes in graphic design and communication studies.

TRAITS
TRAITS

LOYAL

RESOURCEFUL

LISTENER

ORGANIZED

TRUSTWORTHY

SKILLS
SKILLS
Beach Sand

Communication +
Leadership Coaching

Mac + PC Proficient
Microsoft Office + Google Docs

Blackboard, Canvas,
BrightSpace + other LMSs

Adobe CC Suite Expert
[Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat / InDesign]

Basic Audio and Video Production [Camtasia, Audacity, Quicktime, etc.]

CDL License and
First Aid / CPR Certified

VERSATILE

Highly skilled and experienced communication professor with a Ph.D. in organizational communication and over 15 years of teaching and training
experience in the on campus and online environments.

LEADER

Strong background in most areas of communication. Served as a department head supervising more than a dozen subordinates, planned and executed departmental vision and mission while also managing a day-to-day teaching schedule.

INNOVATIVE

Consulted on and developed communication plans, marketing communication materials, employee communication products and training classes/programs.

EXPERTISE
EXPERTISE
VIDEOS-PODCASTS
VIDEOS / PODCASTS
Clock Gears
SAMPLE VIDEO TUTORIAL

Here's a short video on the Communication Process that I developed completely on my own:

HOBBIES
HOBBIES
LAVA

Here are a few podcasts that I call Lava which offer listeners a fresh view of communication. Enjoy!

What is communication? - Dr. Bill Ventura
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Listening vs. Hearing - Dr. Bill Ventura
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Conflict - Dr. Bill Ventura
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Culture - Dr. Bill Ventura
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Nonverbal Communication - Dr. Bill Ventura
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Positive Communication - Dr. Bill Ventura
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ULTRARUNNER

I have competed and finished more than a dozen ultra-marathons, with most of them being 100 miles in length!

Rocky Raccoon 100 miler - 10x (sub-24)

Oil Creek 100 miler - 1x

Cactus Rose 100 miler - 1x

 

Habanero Hundred 100 miler - 1x 
2023 Winner - Men's Masters Division

 

JFK 50 Miler - 1x

TRIATHLETE

Ironman Texas 2018 Finisher

Ironman Maryland 2018 Finisher (sub-12)

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