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Jerry Drye

Title: Associate Professor of Communication
Phone: 706.272.2452
Fax: 706.272.2610
Office: Lorberbaum Liberal Arts 112F
M.S.Murray State University
B.S.Murray State University
Engaged in Doctoral study at UGA

Office Hours:
M: 9:15-10:45 am and 3 - 4 pm
T: 9:15-10:45 am
W: 9:15-10:45 am and 2 - 3 pm (Presentation Lab in Library Practice Studio 2-3)
R: 9:15-10:45 am

Other times by appointment - Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding help outside the classroom.



Department of Communication
School of Liberal Arts

Humor Studies Links:
International Society for Humor Studies -
American Humor Studies Association -
The Humor Project -

Public Speaking Links:
The National Speakers Association -
Toastmasters International -
Advanced Public Speaking Institute -

Storytelling Links:
National Storytelling Network -
International Storytelling Center -
Storytelling Organization Institute -


Laughter is not a luxury. It is a necessity.

Celebrating three decades (1979-2010) as a professional communicator...

(Raised by wolves, stolen by gypsies, sold to truckers)


  • Assistant Professor of Communication, Dalton State College: 2009-present (Currently teaching Humor Communication and Public Speaking)
  • Lecturer, Communication Studies Department Clemson University: 2006-2009
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Murray State University: 2005-2006

Public Speaker

  • Motivational Humorist
  • Storyteller
  • Stand Up Comic
  • After Dinner Speaker
  • Conference and Workshop Leader

Broadcaster (Radio and Television)

  • On air talent
  • Creative Director/ Account Executive
  • Program Director/ News Director
  • Station Manager


B.S. and M.S. degrees in Organizational Communication: Murray State University

Currently enrolled in a Doctoral program in Adult Education at the University of Georgia


Dalton State, 650 College Drive, Dalton, GA 30720
706.272.4436 • 1.800.829.4436 •