Kelly O'Neal Lancaster

General education professor


  • A.A., liberal arts, Albany Junior College, 1978
  • B.A., speech and dramatic arts, Mercer University, 1980
  • M.A., speech communication, University of Georgia, 1982
  • Ph.D., communication, University of Oklahoma, 1986


"Academic: being the first person in my family to earn an advanced degree.

"Professional: receiving notes from former students telling me that something they learned in my class has made a difference in their lives.

"Person: being able to provide care at home for my parents (both with Alzheimer's Disease)"

Awards, recognitions and honors

Two-time recipient of special recognition from the President of the Savannah College of Art and Design; twice named to Outstanding Young Men of America; Outstanding College Service Award at Darton College; NISOD Award for Excellence in American Community/Junior; Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant; two-time recipient of the W.G. Lee Scholarship of Academic Excellence in Speech and Dramatic Arts; Outstanding Student in Theatre Award; Albany Junior College Foundation Scholarship for Academic Excellence


National Communication Association (former); Alpha Psi Omega and Delta Psi Omega National Dramatic Honorary Fraternities; Phi Theta Kappa National Academic Honorary Fraternity

Publications and Presentations

  • Conflict Management in Situations of Sexual Harassment: An Exploratory Study (unpublished doctoral dissertation), University of Oklahoma, 1986
  • The Effects of Environmental Aesthetics on Small Group Performance and Member Reaction (unpublished masters thesis), University of Georgia, 1982