Tamara Afifi - Interpersonal Communication
Afifi (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is a professor
in the Dept. of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.
Her research focuses on communication patterns that foster risk and
resiliency in families and other interpersonal relationships. She
received the Young Scholar Award from the International Communication
Association in 2006 and the Brommel Award for a distinguished career
of research in family communication from the National Communication
Association in 2011.
Carole Blair - Rhetoric
Penn State) is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Communication Department. Her interests run the full gamut
of rhetorical theory and criticism, but her research focuses principally
public commemorative places and practices. She is a National
Communication Association Distinguished Scholar. And she will
as NCA president
Barry Brummett - Taking the Rhetoric of Popular Culture Seriously
Barry Brummett (Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978) is the Chair of the department and Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication. He taught at Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee before coming to the University of Texas-Austin. Brummett's research interests turned early to the theories of Kenneth Burke and to epistemology and rhetoric. In those studies Brummett laid the foundation for a research program that investigates the functions and manifestations of new rhetoric. One line of research took him into the study of apocalyptic rhetoric. Brummett's most recent, ongoing interests are in the rhetoric of popular culture. He has developed a general theoretical basis for understanding this rhetoric based largely on symbolic forms. Brummett has published a textbook, Techniques of Close Reading, and a fourth edition of his popular textbook, Rhetoric in Popular Culture is in preparation.
Stanley Deetz - What a Communication Perspective Has Brought to the Study of Organizations
Stanley Deetz (Ph.D., Ohio University) is Professor Emeritus, a President’s Teaching Scholar and a consultant regarding institutional change in the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was the founding Director of the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance and a long term Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at UCB. He is author/co-author of over 150 scholarly essays and several books including Leading Organizations through Transitions, Doing Critical Management Research, Transforming Communication-Transforming Business, and Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization. His work focuses organizational/institutional change and designing interaction processes to facilitate collaborative decision-making especially in relation to power dynamics. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar and is a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar and an International Communication Association Past-President and Fellow. He has given over one hundred visiting scholar and invited public lectures at over sixty universities in twenty-two countries. Currently he serves as a safety culture consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Yahya Kamalipour - Global Media and the Digital Age
Kamalipour (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) is professor
and chair of the
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
State University, Greensboro. His areas of interest and research
media impact, international communication, Middle East media, and
new communication technologies. Having visited over 50 countries,
he has delivered invited speeches in every continent, been interviewed
by numerous global media, and published 12 books, including Global
Communication and most recently, Media, Power, and Politics
in the Digital Age: The 2009 Presidential Election Uprising in
addition to serving on the advisory and editorial boards of a number
of prominent communication journals and professional organizations,
Kamalipour is the founder and managing editor of Global Media Journal,
and founder and president of the Global Communication Association.
to his current position, he was a professor and department administrator
at Purdue University Calumet.
Andrew Wolvin - Listening: Multidimensional Perspectives
(Ph.D., Purdue University) is a Professor and the Executive Director of the Oral Communication Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. An internationally-recognized scholar in the area of listening behavior, he has published the widely-used Listening text, Perspectives on Listening, and Listening and Human Communication in the 21st Century. An active member of NCA, he has been chair of the Instructional Development Division and the Applied Communication. He also has served as President of the International Listening Association and the Eastern Communication Association. In addition to managing the UMD general education oral communication courses, Wolvin teaches a senior seminar in listening behavior each semester. He has extensive experience as a Washington D.C. communication trainer and coach in many government agencies and private organizations