Meet Our Staff:


Carl Brown

Most days you can find Director Carl Brown in the Speech Lab. If he is not doing paperwork, crunching numbers, or digging through research, he is likely chatting it up with the consultants. Carl is finishing his PhD from the University of Southern Mississippi and has been interested in the power of words for most of his life. He has been a competitive speaker, a debate coach, and a professor, but his favorite thing to do is, without question, lead the GV Speech Lab!



 Kelsey Hines

 Lou Holtz said that, “Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it,” which is what Kelsey, our Student Director, focuses on when faced with a challenge. Kelsey is currently in her fourth year at GV and is studying Communications with a minor in Speech-Language Pathology. When she isn’t watching Netflix, Kelsey enjoys rock climbing and partaking in GV’s Loud & Queer group on campus, but no matter where she is going, you can bet she has a cup of coffee in hand.









 Ari Zucker

Ari has been working at the Speech Lab since the fall of 2013. He is an Advertising and Public Relations major with a minor in Sociology. As an addict of excellence, he has one simple goal: to be better when he goes to bed than when he wakes up. 



































Chantal Shaw

Chantal is a junior Advertising and Public Relations major in the School of Communications. She is a lover of both cats and musical theater. She holds a leadership position in her sorority. Chantal is outgoing and can talk to anyone (or herself if necessary). Did we mention she likes cats? 











Alvin Dann, Jr. 

What’s to not like about Alvin?  Alvin originates from the west side of Detroit, and is a senior majoring in Communication Studies.  Constantly reminded of his great voice, he enjoys meeting new people and speaking.  His interests are mainly gaming and sports, and he actually has a radio show with GVSU’s WCKS The Whale Radio organization.  Overall, Alvin aspires for greatness in the future and to give back.








Alec Schlitt

Alec is a junior in pursuit of a Marketing Degree form the Seidman School of Business.  He really has a passion for speaking and the power of words in this world. He is a lover of photography and just being artistic whenever he can. You will most likely see him around campus with his camera in hand looking for pictures wherever he goes. Also, be aware that he will use some kind of bad dad joke whenever he can.








Ashley Rapp

Ashley is a sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Her interest in public speaking began in the third grade when she began to recite poems for family, teachers, and friends. When she's not in the Lab, you can find her volunteering with her sorority, thinking about Chipotle, or listening to Taylor Swift. She would love to work with you on any speech or presentation, so be sure to stop in and say hello! 



Page last modified September 26, 2016