Shelby Jo Long-Hammond

Contact Information

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Director of Forensics
B.A. Carroll College
M.A. University of Montana
Phone: 406.657.1054
Office: Morledge-Kimball Hall 001

Shelby Jo-Long Hammond


Professor Long-Hammond joined the faculty at Rocky Mountain College in 2006 after finishing her degree in communication studies at the University of Montana. Before her master’s study in Missoula, she graduated from Carroll College with a study abroad trip to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Professor Long-Hammond worked as the parliamentary debate coach at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, for three years before returning to Montana to continue her education. Debate has always been a significant part of her education. She was on the forensics team at Carroll College through their national championship year in 1999 and also participated in debate societies at Trinity College in Dublin. She worked at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and University of Montana as a debate coach before settling into the Director of Forensics position at Rocky Mountain College. 

Professor Long-Hammond has a passion for travel and leads a student trip to Ireland to travel for two weeks. Debate has taken her, and the debate team, to Bosnia, Ireland, Slovenia, and all over the United States. She looks forward to creating international opportunities for the RMC debate program. 

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Courses Taught

  • COM 102: Public Speaking
  • COM 240: Rhetoric of Western Thought
  • COM 250: Small Group Communication
  • COM 257/457: Intercollegiate Forensics 
  • COM 260: Debating Contemporary Issues
  • COM 402: Interviewing
  • COM 404: Rhetoric of Irish Protest