Speakers Bureau

Looking for an expert speaker with an interesting presentation for your organization's next meeting?

The South College Speaker's Bureau is your resource for enlightening, informative speakers with a wide variety of expertise. Comprised of South College's distinguished faculty and administration, the bureau is available to provide the program you have in mind for your community, civic, or business group.

The South College Speaker's Bureau is provided as a community service and does not charge a fee. When requesting a speaker, we ask that you give our bureau a four-week notice so that our members can schedule the event around their teaching and work schedules, other community involvement, and personal responsibilities.

To schedule a speaker for your program, contact the Public Relations Coordinator's office at (865) 251-1859 or e-mail

When planning a speaker for your next program or meeting, we encourage you to keep the South College Speaker's Bureau in mind as a valuable community resource of information.

Below is a list of bureau participants and their topics.

Mr. Chip Bailey, M.A. -- Dean, School of Business Administration
Associate Professor of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

  • "Differentiation: Marketing Your Small Business to Stand Out from the Crowd"
  • "Entrepreneurship in Appalachia: Making the Most of Our Region"
  • "Appalachian Music Appreciation: Understanding its Origins and Significance Today"--featuring rhythm and string instruments popularized in the region over the past three centuries.

Dr. Ken Harbert -- Dean, School of Physician Assistant Studies

  • "Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready for Any Type of Disaster?"
  • "Tele-Medicine: Doing More with Less"
  • "Welcome Home: Transitioning from Military Life to Civilian Life"

Dr. Michael E. Miller -- Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

  • "Local Law Enforcement and the Global War on Terror"
  • "Is the War on Drugs Working?"

Dr. Michael O'Neil -- Faculty Member, School of Pharmacy

  • "The Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs"
  • "Education and Addiction Prevention"

Julia Watts -- Professor, General Studies

  • "Writing that Great American Novel"

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