Program Coordinator & Associate Professor of Communication
B.S. and M.A. in Communication, Liberty University; Ph.D. in Communication, Regent University
Leverett’s academic background is rather diverse. Known as a generalist, Leverett has acquired degrees focusing on speech communication, interpersonal and organizational communication, and communication studies (with a special emphasis on religious organizational public relations). He has also studied several topics in business, including courses in marketing, corporate communication and organizational behavior. In addition to his course work, Leverett has completed several primary steps towards obtaining a certification in professional mediation.
Leverett’s academic experiences are further supported with over fifteen years of professional experience in customer relations, sales, production and ministry. He attributes a bulk of his professional experience to his time spent working at US Airways, where he strengthened his skill sets in customer relations, small group communication, team-building, conflict analysis and resolution, leadership, and sales. Additionally, his time spent in ministry during his high school, college and post-graduate days provide several stories, with practical insight, for students seeking ways to better understand communication theory and praxis.
In addition to Christ’s love, Leverett considers his family his greatest blessing in life. Leverett is married to Heather and they have four young boys: Quaid, Denver, Brayden and Davis.
Ask A Professor
Why do you love teaching at Boyce College?
Boyce College is home. It is a safe environment where students can apply scripture while exploring communication research. Boyce College invites faculty to discuss life, as well as curriculum. We do not simply lecture in the classroom. We walk with students after class. We sit with them in the cafeteria. We pray with them during life’s greatest moments, or life’s darkest hours. In short, we live life together, while studying a topic I love to think about and teach. It’s great!
What are some of your top students doing with their degree?
Several students are currently working as writers, communication consultants, or media managers for non-profits, churches, etc. Several other students already have internships set up for the upcoming year. I’m very proud of them. They’re all doing great!
What makes the Communications degree at Boyce College distinct?
We discuss life together in the classroom. We use scripture, in addition to seminal work in communication research, as we develop important skills in strategic communication. More importantly, we utilize students’ biblical training to evaluate course content in communication studies, so students can identify eternal value from both their present experience in academia as well as their future efforts in the field. We help students consider the “big picture” as we equip them with the skill sets they need to fulfill their call in ministry or the marketplace.