Mr. Stephen C. Decker

Lecturer

Mr. Stephen C. Decker
(615) 579-5653
Room 263, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Monday / Wednesday  10:30-11:45 am

Tuesday / Thursday  12:30-1:45 pm

Degree Information

  • M.T.H., Dallas Theological Seminary (1984)
  • B.S., Tennessee Tech University (1973)

Areas of Expertise

The Art of Persuasive Speaking

Apologetics

Theology

Biography

Stephen C. Decker is an instructor in the Department of speech and Theatre. He earned his B.S. in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and a ThM in communication from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. He teaches Fundamentals of Communication. Mr. Decker redesigned his speech course to a flipped classroom model as a part of an initiative by MTSU to improve teacher and student performance.

Publications

Published

Brinthaupt, Dr. Tom , Decker, Stephen C., and Lawrence, Robert L. “Using a Student-Directed Teaching Philosophy Statement to Assess and Improve One’s Teaching” Journal of Faculty Development, Sept 2014.

Decker, Stephen C., Brinthaupt, Dr. Tom, “The Flipped Classroom” National Business Education Association 2015 Year Book, September 2015.

Jennifer Black , Stephanie Cox , Jeffrey B...

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Published

Brinthaupt, Dr. Tom , Decker, Stephen C., and Lawrence, Robert L. “Using a Student-Directed Teaching Philosophy Statement to Assess and Improve One’s Teaching” Journal of Faculty Development, Sept 2014.

Decker, Stephen C., Brinthaupt, Dr. Tom, “The Flipped Classroom” National Business Education Association 2015 Year Book, September 2015.

Jennifer Black , Stephanie Cox , Jeffrey Browitt , Kevin Gannon , Brenda Ravenscroft , Kristi Shamburger , Virginia Donnell , Stephen C. Decker , and Thomas M. Brinthaupt, “Flipping the Humanities” Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations,  November 2016

Manuscripts in Progress

Decker, Stephen C., Brinthaupt, Dr. Tom, “How to Increase Graduation Rate through Teaching Students to Develop a Learning Philosophy” currently surveying student attitudes toward learning.

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Presentations

Decker, Stephen C., Presentation made “Redesigning Your Course to Follow the Flipped Class Format.” Conference for Teaching Excellence, February, 2014.

Attended the fall 2014 TCA conference in Dixon, Tennessee.

Presentation delivered at the National Business Education Association at the Annual conference March 2016. (By Dr. Ronda Henderson, took my prezi and short videos I made and delivered my presentation in my place due to illness)

New Faculty pr...

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Decker, Stephen C., Presentation made “Redesigning Your Course to Follow the Flipped Class Format.” Conference for Teaching Excellence, February, 2014.

Attended the fall 2014 TCA conference in Dixon, Tennessee.

Presentation delivered at the National Business Education Association at the Annual conference March 2016. (By Dr. Ronda Henderson, took my prezi and short videos I made and delivered my presentation in my place due to illness)

New Faculty presentations

Presentation made to new faculty fall 2015 and spring 2016 on the importance of course redesign. Presentations for the Faculty Learning Center

Presentation discussing how to easily record lectures at the, Faculty Learning Center, September 2015.

Presentation discussing how to easily record lectures at the, Faculty Learning Center, February 2016.

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Courses

Comm 2200 The Art of Public Speaking