Dr. Randy Hollingsworth


  • 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)

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

Research Interests:

  • Speech Communication and Humor
  • Interpersonal and Family Communication
  • Miscommunication

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Public Relations
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Research Methods

When did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2017

People might be interested to know:

  • I served as a youth minister for about ten years before becoming a college professor

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • Creating community both in and out of the classroom.

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


Dr. Randall Hollingsworth
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