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Education: Ph.D., (speech communication) and A.M. (speech communication), University of Illinois; B.S., Texas Tech University.

Professional Experience: Associate professor, department executive officer, acting department executive officer, assistant professor, Department of Speech Communication, Iowa State University; associate professor, chair, assistant professor, Department of Communication, University of Northern Colorado; visiting assistant professor, Department of Speech Communication, University of Denver; assistant professor, Eastern Illinois University; graduate teaching assistant, Department of Speech Communication, University of Illinois; trained mediator and former member of the Board of Directors for the Athens Area Mediation Service.

Publications: Author or co-author of articles in Communication Monographs; International Journal of Cross Cultural Management; Journal of Language and Social Psychology; Asian Journal of Communication; Journal of Asian Business; Central States Speech Journal; Discourse & Society; Mediation Quarterly; Focus on Law Studies; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education; Health Communication Quarterly; Conflict Resolution Quarterly; various book chapters and numerous conference/convention papers and presentations at the meetings of a variety of professional associations.

Honors: Selected as Ohio University’s “Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member” for 1999-2000.

Research Interests: Interpersonal and organizational communication processes, conflict management, dispute mediation, negotiation, and communication processes involved with building peace.

Teaching Specialization: Interpersonal Communication, conflict management, negotiation and mediation, communication theory.