Scholar in Residence
The scholar-in-residence will be available throughout the institute to consult with attendees on pedagogical, curricular, disciplinary, and scholarly matters. We try to choose scholars whose talents are wide-ranging; however, we also choose scholars who can refer you to additional assistance. The scholars chosen are veteran seminar leaders at the institute, and therefore they know well the concerns of the faculty who attend.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Frey will be the Scholar in Residence at the 2013 NCA Institute for Faculty Development.
Lawrence (Larry) R. Frey is a Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he teaches quantitative and qualitative methods, communication and human relations, and applied communication. His research seeks (a) to understand how participation in collective communicative practices (especially by those who are marginalized) makes a difference in people’s lives, and (b) to advance a communication activism for social justice approach. He is the author of 16 books and 90 other publications, and has received 20 awards, including the National Communication Association’s Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship and NCA’s Group Communication Division’s Career Achievement Award. He is a past president of the Central States Communication Association and a recipient of the Outstanding Young Teacher Award from that organization, as well as a recipient of the Master Teacher Award from the Communication and Instruction Interest Group of the Western States Communication Association.
As the Scholar in Residence, Dr. Frey will conduct a series of scholar-to-scholar sessions. At these sessions, attendees will present their works-in-progress for discussion by their colleagues and Dr. Frey. The works will be on a wide range of topics and at various stages of completion. The goal of the scholar-to-scholar sessions is to explore specific ways to develop these pieces, whatever their current state, into strong conference presentations and/or publishable articles. The sessions will be listed on the institute schedule, and attendees who are free at those times are invited to join in the discussions.
Dr. Frey is eager to help you, your program, and the discipline--whether the topic is preparing a tenure file, revising a class or curriculum, working with (or as) an administrator, developing a research agenda, or attending conventions. The Scholar in Residence always exhibits a strong intellectual and social presence at the institute. We are delighted to have Dr. Frey in a role that is certain to add strength and value to the experience of faculty attending the NCA Institute for Faculty Development.