Dr. Randy Hollingsworth

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Dr. Randy Hollingsworth
Chair Humanities Department, Professor of Communication rhollingsworth@tfc.edu


  • 1997- PhD- Florida State University
  • 1985- MDiv/CE- The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 1982- BS- Florida State University


  • 2015- Teacher of the Year (Bryan College)
  • 2001- Daniel E. Goodman Professor of the Year (Palm Beach Atlantic University)
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Research Methods
Publications & Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Speech Communication and Humor
  • Interpersonal and Family Communication
  • Miscommunication
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Spending time with my wife, kids, and grandkids
  • The great outdoors (boating, biking, hiking, etc.)
  • Playing guitar and banjo
  • Creating things my wife finds on Pinterest

People might be interested to know:

  • I served as a youth minister for about ten years before becoming a college professor
Favorite Verse/Quote

1 Corinthians 1:27
“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; he chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” -Unknown


Creating community both in and out of the classroom.