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Biography - Mr. Alan Shiller

For over thirty years Alan Shiller has been teaching speech communication courses at university level. After completing his graduate program at Purdue University, Alan accepted his first faculty appointment at the University of Georgia in Athens. In 1980 he received a Teaching Recognition Award. That same year he accepted an offer as an Assistant Professor in Speech at Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri. As a tenured professor Alan designed a number of communication courses that become requirements for various departments on campus.

In 1999 Alan joined the faculty at SIUE teaching Oral Argumentation Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Interviewing, Strategies for Teaching Speech, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking. In 2001 he was recognized by the university as Outstanding Professor of the year.

Mr. Shiller has presented many workshops and seminars nation-wide. He is an outstanding keynote speaker. Among his clients are the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis, Accenture, General American Life Insurance, Missouri Baptist Children's Home, and the Atlanta Regional Commission. He also makes presentations at the National Communication Association conventions.

Students agree that Professor Shiller is informative, pragmatic, and entertaining. He has the ability to breath new life into standard courses. Students rarely miss his class because they do not want to miss the exciting activities that are planned for each meeting. For more detailed information on Mr. Shiller's teaching, service, and interests please click on his CV.

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