Dr. A -- Helping Students To Think With No Box
Luis Camillo Almeida is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators.
In a period of 10 years, Dr. A has taught a number of college courses at the bachelors, master and doctoral levels, which is a disproportional number of classes for any college professor to teach in this time period. He has graciously accepted constant assignment overload to help his departments. He is currently teaching DIGM 365 — Innovation And Social Media, COMM 354 — Intercultural Communication, COMM 250 — Basics of Digital Photography, COMM 270 — Web Design, COMM 331 — Photojournalism, and COMM 300 — Research Methods at Lee University’s Department of Communication Arts. Keeping up with the market and what companies are really looking for drives his classroom experience so that students may have an edge up and stand out for potential employers. Dr. A is the Students’ Professor.
Dr. A is currently advising students with understanding that failure shouldn’t define who anybody is especially in the short term, if one’s goal is to better understand success. He is also emphasizing the importance of being gracious in life to his students. He himself has struggled as a student in Brazil and through patience and a lot of hard work, he turned his life around, making him understand failure, success, and gratitude. Dr. A cares so much for advising that he decided to write an eBook exclusively to help his students to better understand life. Tidbits by Dr. A is a collection of provocative thoughts written by Dr. A throughout his social media accounts along with some of his favorite quotes written by several industry leaders. Some of the content you will find in this book include, “Never underestimate what you don’t know or what you can’t see. Behind every star there is much unseen sweat.”
An Award winning researcher, Dr. A holds a traditional definition of what research in communication education is. To him, research means publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, presenting in peer-reviewed academic conferences, writing research proceedings and scholarly books containing a multitude of academic citations. Dr. A has published articles and presented academic conference presentations relating to health, technology and culture in a number of national and international journals. He has served as a consulting academic journal editor for 10 years and has chaired a number of PhD student’s dissertations and masters thesis. He is trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. He is currently increasing audience knowledge and awareness of the overuse of technology in society through the web, social media, with a though of culture.
The Caring Professor
Dr. Almeida is a college professor who cares and is constantly interacting with students in order to better serve and find the best in them. It isn’t atypical for him to stop in the middle of the hallway and start speaking with students, literally. He takes this approach in order to expose students to his personality outside the classroom, which he believes is one of the most important things students should know in a university — that professors have a life and personality outside the classroom.
The Latino Professor
He has also contributed to the Praeger Handbook of Latino Education in the U.S., was acclaimed by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review as “Newsmaker” for his work with technology, and has served as a quantitative researcher for the multi-million dollar Classrooms For the Future (CFF) and Enhancing Education Through Technology grants. Dr. A isn’t against technology or media development. Much for the contrary. He is an experienced technology producer.
The Citizen Professor
Dr. A is a good department citizen who celebrates his colleague’s victories and is often seen on campus speaking with professors from different departments. He finds enjoyment in collaborating with peers and seeing his institutions succeed. Always smiling and with a positive attitude, Dr. A is truly a unique kind of college professor who celebrates the success of others and is always ready to assist his colleagues in his department even with no notice.