Stephanie R. Fondren
Professor of Communication Studies
Stephanie Fondren has been a faculty member at Santa Ana College since 1996. Prior to being hired at Santa Ana College Stephanie taught at a number of local schools: CSULB, Long Beach City College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College. Stephanie also coached competitive speaking (Forensics) at Long Beach City College when the team achieved National success for 2 years in a row.
"I love being at Santa Ana College. Each school has its own feel to it and Santa Ana is truly one of the best. The students want to learn and are not afraid to work hard, the faculty and staff are truly student focused, and we offer some of the most innovative programs around. It is a great environment to work in!"
Stephanie teaches a variety of courses in the Communication Studies Department and loves to teach in unique or challenging situations. Her current teaching participation at SAC includes teaching Communication Studies 097 for Non-native Speakers, Transfer level Communication Studies courses, Honors courses, Freshman Experience and Learning Communities II Programs, and the Summer Scholars Transfer Institute.
"I love to teach in these programs because they are non-traditional. I feel I am a good match for these unique situations because I love a good challenge, am energetic, tend to be nurturing, and I think the teaching/learning environment can be fun."
Ms Fondren strives to incorporate real life experiences in her classroom and learning experiences. Communication touches all aspects of life and the best examples are not in a textbook! Stephanie says that if she is remembered by students as an enthusiastic teacher who really cares about her students and what they learn she would be happy!