Shayne McCormick, M.A.

Shayne McCormick

Shayne McCormick, M.A.

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Communication
ACAD 510


Shayne McCormick is a communication instructor who has been teaching in higher education since 2015. He currently teaches a diverse set of courses including Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, and Oral Communication in the Workplace.

Prior to his work in education, he served five years in the United States Army as a cryptologic linguist, studying Arabic at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his time in service, he worked for the United Way, managing the organization’s 2-1-1 human services program. During that time, he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication from UCCS.

While working in the non-profit sector, Shayne was recognized by the Colorado Springs Business Journal as an influential young professional and was presented with the CSBJ Rising Star Award for his role in coordinating health and human service resources during the Waldo Canyon Fire. His graduate studies included extensive work in organizational and business communication, with an emphasis on rhetoric and public speaking in the non-profit sector. As an educator, he has adopted a student-centered approach to exploring communication and is passionate about the profound impact that the discipline can have on a person in their professional and personal lives.

Shayne is married to his wife, Lindsey, who is also a communication instructor at UCCS . They have two daughters and spend their free time exploring Colorado’s wilderness through hiking, cycling, camping, and backpacking.


  • M.A., University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Communication)
  • B.A., University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Communication)