Dr. Rya Butterfield


Assistant Professor


“The ability to apprehend and clarify an unclear or instable situation is, I believe, the best skill I can give to students.”


Ph.D., Louisiana State University (Rhetoric with a minor degree in Political Science)
M.A., Monmouth University (Corporate and Public Communication)
Public Relations Specialist Certification, Monmouth University
Media Studies Specialist Certification, Monmouth University
B.A., Ramapo College of New Jersey (Communication Arts)

Courses Taught:

SPCH 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SPCH 302 – Persuasive Communication
SPCH 391 – Special Topics: Intercultural Communication
GOVT 331 – East Asian Political Theory
GOVT 331 – Contemporary Chinese Politics

Contact Info:

101-C Talbot Hall
Phone: 985.448.4071
Email: rya.butterfield@nicholls.edu
Website: www.ryabutterfield.com