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Tara Hargrove

Tara Hargrove, M.A. - Chair

Associate Professor of Communication

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Tara Hargrove, M.A. - Chair

Associate Professor of Communication

Tara D. Hargrove joined the faculty at Pacific Union College as Associate Professor in 2018 after teaching for Southern Adventist University for nine years and a year at her alma mater, Campion Academy. Hargrove completed her undergraduate degree in Speech Communication at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and then her master’s degree in Communication Studies and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies.

Hargrove currently teaches Communication and Public Speaking, Advanced Public Speaking, Intercultural Communication and is honored to now serve as department chair. She enjoys research and writing and has presented a number of competitively selected papers throughout her career and has two coauthored journal article publications. In her free time Hargrove enjoys hiking, tide-pooling and just plain adventuring with her husband, Robert, their two adult boys and daughter.


Degrees

M.A. in Communication Studies, Colorado State University

2009

Tammy McGuire

Tammy McGuire, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

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Tammy McGuire, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication

Tammy McGuire, Ph.D., professor, specializes in organizational communication. She taught English for many years at Sunnydale Academy (Missouri) and Upper Columbia Academy (Washington) and has written and presented extensively on communication topics, with several presentations at the National Communication Association Conventions. However, she is particularly proud of her communication research students winning numerous top paper awards themselves at these conventions. She loves mountain climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, bikepacking, and tennis.


Degrees

B.A. in Language Arts Education, Union College

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M.A. in English, Eastern Washington University

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Ph.D. in Communication, University of Missouri - Columbia

2006

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Lynne Thew

Lynne Thew, B.A.

Instructor of Communication

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Lynne Thew, B.A.

Instructor of Communication

Professor Lynne Thew came to Pacific Union College in 2005 as an adjunct professor and joined the faculty in 2007. She teaches the journalism courses within the Pacific Union College Department of Communication.

Professor Thew has ghostwritten eight business and medical books, including the bestselling Six Sigma: The Breakthrough Management Strategy Revolutionizing the World's Top Corporations (Doubleday).

During the course of a twenty-year career in Washington, D.C., and New York, she interviewed a range of notable figures including former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, General Electric CEO Jack Welch, former senator and U.S. ambassador to China James Sasser, futurist Alvin Toffler, and Nobel Prize-nominee Ranjit K. Chandra. In addition to the business of writing and editing books, she has written copious amounts of catalogue copy and more book proposals than she cares to remember.

Her greatest regret in life is that she ever threw away a book. She is passionate about journalism and a well-turned sentence.


Degrees

B.A., Pacific Union College

1978