James Steele, Assistant Director, Communications

James Steele brings over a decade of experience as a communicator and educator. Currently, he teaches at Northern Virginia Community College where he educates students in introductory communication courses. Previously, he served as full-time faculty with the Communication Department at George Mason University. Working with the Center for International Student Access, he developed an adapted public speaking curriculum for undergraduate international students seeking to improve their English language proficiency skills. He would serve as the liaison to and primary communication instructor for the INTO Mason program for six years. He holds a Master of Arts in Communication from George Mason University. While pursuing his graduate studies, he completed a thesis which was based on examining the processing of breast cancer messages based on different source perceptions. He has presented papers and professional posters at the conventions for the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research, the DC Health Communication Conference, the Eastern Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. He served as the Social Media Manager for the DC Health Communication Conference for three years. He continues to use his experience and skills in communication as the Assistant Director of Communications for Federal Career Connection, Inc.