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Communication Contact


Dr. Cynthia Allan

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Kristi Geier

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Phone: 620-235-4716
Fax: 620-235-4686

Grubbs Hall Room 215
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762



Gil Cooper joined the Communication faculty at Pittsburg State University in 1992. Previously, Mr. Cooper was Director of Speech and Theatre at Moberly Area Community College, Missouri.

Mr. Cooper is the Communication Education Specialist, a speech communication generalist and a member of the theatre faculty. Presentational communication, small group communication and communication education are three of his areas of focus.

"It is rewarding to help students improve their communication because at the heart of it, how we present ourselves intellectually, emotionally, and physically is vital to our success." - Gil Cooper

Outside the department Mr. Cooper is also a communication consultant whose performance clients have included professional athletes, regional politicians, ministers, and pageant contestants.  His small group communication clients have included medical schools, business corporations, hospitals, and churches.

In his free time he enjoys table top games and game design (he has worked for three different game companies), reading and hanging out with his family. Occasionally Gil also manages to squeeze in a Kansas City Chiefs game.

B.A., Speech and the Dramatic Arts, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1986; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in speech communication), University of Missouri-Columbia, 1988.

Teaching Emphasis

Presentational communication
Small group communication
Persuasion theory
Communication education.

Gil Copper

Gil Cooper

Communcation Education, Speech, Small Group


Department of Communication
Grubbs Hall Room 212B
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

620-235-4714 office phone
620-235-4686 fax