Chris Gurrie is an assistant professor and the director of the speech communication program at The University of Tampa. He also teaches first-year experience seminars and advises undergraduate students. In 2011 he finished his dissertation “The Immediacy and Impact of Students’ Nonverbal Cues in the College Classroom” which researched communication habits of Millennial students. He holds a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, and when he is not teaching he speaks about the concept of immediacy and student-instructor connection. He has published other articles about communication and Millennials.