School of Communication & Journalism

David Sutton

David Sutton Associate Professor Emeritus, Communication

Office Hours

  • By appointment


I spent my formative years growing up in Bellevue, Nebraska. Upon graduating high school in 1973, I enlisted in the United States Navy. While stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, I met Charlotte Decker, the woman of my dreams (that is what she told me to call her) and we were married in 1976. After my enlistment was up, we moved to Texas where I attended Baylor University, receiving my B.A. in philosophy in 1983. We then moved to Auburn, Alabama, in 1986 after Charlotte earned her Ph.D. in management from Texas A&M. Finding the university life attractive, I earned my M.A. in speech communication from Auburn University in 1989, and then went on to earn my Ph.D. in speech communication from the University of Georgia in 1994.


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Speech Communication
  • M.A., Auburn University, Communication
  • B.A., Baylor University, Philosophy ‚Äč

Classes Taught

  • COMM 2010  Message Preparation and Analysis
  • COMM 3100  Advanced Public Speaking
  • COMM 3450  Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3600  Foundations of Rhetoric and Social Influence
  • COMM 3700  Argumentative Discourse
  • COMM 3970  Special Topics in Communication
  • COMM 4100  Communication Strategies in Social Movements
  • CMJN 4400    Gender Communication
  • COMM 4700  Legal Communication
  • COMM 4970  Special Topics in Communication (Death, Dying & Communication)

Last Updated: November 02, 2018