Originally from Orlando, Florida, Kevin J. Mallary attended Wake Forest University, where he first earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree. Fascinated by the study of communication, Kevin remained at WFU so he could pursue a Master of Arts degree in the discipline. While serving as a graduate assistant in WFU's Department of Communication, Kevin discovered a passion for teaching, and he had the opportunity to teach sections of Relational Communication and Public Speaking.
Upon graduating with his Master's degree, Kevin taught a variety of communication courses at Forsyth Technical Community College and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, including Introduction to Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Intercultural Communication. During his tenure at RCCC, Kevin also conducted professional development seminars for faculty members and College administrators to understand the significance of accessible technologies in higher education.
In January 2016, Kevin enthusiastically joined the Western Carolina University faculty as Lecturer of Human Communication. He is responsible for teaching sections of the Department of Communication's Foundations of Communication course (COMM 201).
Kevin currently attends the University of Tennessee, where he is earning his Ph.D. in Communication & Information. He studies college students' use of technologies for learning. In their spare time, Kevin and his wife enjoy spending time with family members and friends, volunteering in the community, going to movies and concerts, and playing with their golden tabby cat, "Western."
Department of Communication
Adjunct Lecturer - Human Communication
Office Address: Stillwell 245