Kennesaw State University

Stephen Braden

Kennesaw State University
Faculty Fellow for Part-Time Faculty Support
True faculty development requires a multiplicity of methods and as Abraham Maslow said “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”
Stephen W. Braden, Ph.D., a former political consultant and a certified EEOC Conflict Mediator (inactive), has more than 20 years of teaching experience in higher education. Dr. Braden earned his BS in Socio-Political Communication and his MA in Communication from Southwest Missouri State University (now Missouri State University). He earned his doctorate in Rhetoric and Public address from the Department of Speech Communication at Louisiana State University. He has received teaching honors at the institutional, association and international levels. Dr. Braden was the Basic Course Director in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University prior to coming to Kennesaw State University. Dr. Braden began his career at KSU in August 2004; in the summer of 2007, he was appointed Director of First-Year Seminars in the Department of First-Year Programs. His primary duties have been recruiting, training, and supporting adjunct faculty and assessing their effectiveness. He is his department's Faculty Senate representative and is currently on the Senate's Executive Committee. Dr. Braden is a former University System of Georgia Seven Revolutions Scholar and was a co-developer of the topic-specific first-year seminar course KSU 1111, Tomorrow's World Today. He is the co-author of The Speaker: The Tradition and Practice of Public Speaking (2nd ed.), and has co-authored a public speaking handbook targeting community colleges and STEM courses. Dr. Braden is applying his knowledge and expertise in working with, training, and assessing adjunct faculty in performing his CETL duties during his tenure as CETL Faculty fellow.

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