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Melissa Looney

Name: Melissa Looney

M.A. Communication- University of South Alabama - Mobile, Al.

B.A. Communication- Public Relations - University of West Florida - Pensacola, Fl.

Melissa was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She completed her B.A. at the University of West Florida where she studied public relations. She really wanted an excuse to travel the world, so she minored in international studies. This allowed her to study abroad in Germany where she discovered her humor did not translate, thus leading to her current area of research in humor translation across cultures. Melissa completed her M.A. at the University of South Alabama.

Melissa has taught online and face-to-face communication classes at Full Sail University, the University of West Florida, and the University of South Alabama. Prior to this, she taught young adults with developmental disabilities job skills and the essential interpersonal skills necessary for acquiring and maintaining employment. Her experience working with and teaching diverse populations has helped shape her teaching technique into one of collaboration and innovation.

Email: mlooney2@valenciacollege.edu

Office: West Campus

By appointment