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I am a Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder. At the undergraduate level, I primarily teach quantitative communication research methods and a senior seminar on communication and human relations. At the graduate level, I primarily teach communication research and theory (introduction to graduate study), applied communication, and qualitative methods.
My research seeks to understand how participation in collective communicative practices (especially by those who are marginalized and oppressed) makes a difference in people's individual and communal lives, and how communication researchers can use their theories, methods, pedagogies, and other practices to promote social justice. I am the author or editor of 17 books and 90 other publications, with that work receiving 19 distinguished awards, including the National Communication Association's (NCA) Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Lifetime Applied Communication Scholarship and NCA's Group Communication Division's Career Achievement Award. I also have served as president of the Central States Communication Association and have been 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.
Links to my curriculum vitae, books, journal articles, book chapters, course offerings, and other materials are available on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of help.