Brenda Allen - Critical Approaches to Teaching Difference and Organizing
Brenda J. Allen is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver, where she also serves as Master Mentor of the campus-wide Tenure Track Faculty Mentoring Program. Professor Allen’s scholarship focuses on organizational communication and social identity (e.g., gender, race, sexuality, age, ability, and social class), and she often illuminates and analyzes issues related to communication and diversity in higher education. Among her numerous publications is a groundbreaking book entitled Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity, 2nd Ed. (2011, Waveland Press).
Allen presents speeches, conducts workshops, and provides
consultation services to campuses throughout the U.S. on numerous
topics related to diversity and inclusion in higher education. She
has received numerous accolades, including: NCA’s Carroll C.
Arnold Distinguished Lectureship; the Francine Merritt Award for
Outstanding Contributions to the Lives of Women in Communication;
the Feminist Teacher-Mentor Award from the Organization for the Study
of Communication, Language, and Gender; the Paul Boase Prize for
Outstanding Scholarship, (Ohio University); and, Master Teacher,
Western States Communication Association.
Harter - Storytelling, Self, and Society
Kamalipour - Education and Media in the Digital Age
Scott Richard Lyons - Native American Rhetoric
Scott Richard Lyons is Associate Professor of English and Director of Native American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The author of X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent and numerous articles on Native American literature, culture, and politics, his most recent project has been editing the forthcoming collection, The World, the Text, and the Indian: Global Dimensions of Native American Literature. Along with Jace Weaver, he co-edits the Native Traces book series at SUNY Press.
Lynn Turner - Family Communication
Lynn H. Turner (PhD, Northwestern University 1989) is Professor of Communication Studies at Marquette University in the Diederich College of Communication. Her articles have appeared in: Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Women and Language, Journal of Family Communication, and Western Journal of Communication. Her books include: From the Margins to the Center: Contemporary Women and Political Communication (with Patricia Sullivan), Gender in Applied Communication Contexts (with Patrice Buzzanell and Helen Sterk), Introducing Communication Theory, 5th Ed., Perspectives on Family Communication, 3rd Ed., The Family Communication Sourcebook, and The Sage Handbook of Family Communication (all with Richard West). Her areas of research and teaching interests include interpersonal, gendered, and family communication.
is a past president of the Organization for the Study of Communication,
Language, and Gender, and has been inducted
into the Wise Women’s
Advisory Council of that organization. She is a past president
of the Central States Communication Association, and has
into the Hall of Fame of that organization. She is a past president
of the National Communication Association (NCA). She is a co-recipient
(with Richard West) of the Brommel Award in Family Communication
from NCA in 2014. She has taught at the Hope Conference
three previous years.