In January of 2000, Stacy Sloan Graham became an adjunct faculty member at Ventura College. At the time, the "speech" department was housed within the English Department and only offered Public Speaking courses and an Argumentation course that was offered once a year. In 2005, she became a full time faculty member. Shortly afterwards, the Communication Studies department was created and now offers a full curriculum that fulfills both general education requirements as well as transfer requirements. Professor Sloan Graham specializes in the area of applied communication and regularly teaches courses in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication and Small Group Communication. She enjoys helping her students get out of their "comfort" zone to face the fears that most students have of speaking in front of others. She teaches both in-person as well as online classes.