Tom Worthen

Biography

Dr. Tom Worthen received his BFA in Theatre Arts from Utah State University and his Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. During 20 years as a professor, Tom received several teaching awards, coached numerous national speech and debate champions, and received the Educator of the Year award from the Northwest Speech and Debate Conference. In 1997 Tom resigned from teaching full time so that he could move closer to his kids and spend his time being “the best divorced dad he can be.” He currently teaches part-time at Utah State University and works as an editor for Creative Communication. Tom and his wife Gaylen reside in Smithfield, Utah with their four children, Jarren and Arianna, Connor and Soren

Relevant experiences:
- Political Respondent for the 1992 presidential debates for News Radio KEX radio in Portland Oregon
- Teaching Excellence awards at both the local and regional level
- Speech Coach for 17 National Collegiate Speech champions
- Keynote Speaker at numerous conferences and associations
- Image and speaking consultant for the Idaho Beef Ambassador
- Editor of over 400 anthologies of poetry
- Consultant to private business in the area of organizational communication
- His workshops and seminars have been reviewed as “Top Picks” by the Educational Service Centers in Illinois, and numerous private corporations

Books

Broken Hearts…Healing: Young Poets Speak Out on Divorce
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Divorce
Broken Hearts…Healing contains poems written by children who remind us that divorce ends a marriage and not the relationship with the children. Divorce creates a series of painful victims with the children suffering the most. Used by school counselors across the United States to help heal the pain of divorce, these poems will help you talk to your children and to understand their emotions.