B.A., Advertising, Louisiana State University
M.A., Interpersonal Communication, University of Southern Louisiana
M.Ed., Curriculum Design, University of Southern Louisiana
Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Mestayer joined the Tech Communication Department in 2016 and has taught a variety of classes including COMM 2025 (Fundamentals of Communication), COMM 2090 (Interpersonal Communication), COMM 3080 (Communication & Effective Teamwork), COMM 3200 (Research Methods), COMM 4430 (Advanced Interpersonal Communication), COMM/JOUR 3030 (Principles of Event Planning), COMM 3040 (Risk Management for Events), and JOUR 4030/5030 (Event Management & Promotions)
She has an active research agenda with a particular focus on interpersonal, organizational, and instructional communication. She has published journal articles and book chapters, and regularly presents at regional and state conventions.