VISITING SCHOLAR LECTURES
Dr. Ann Darling of the University of Utah
Dr. Deanna Dannels of North Carolina State University
"Will the Sirens Sing to You?: Making Learning Matter in the 21st Century"
Dr. Gerry Philipsen of the University of Washington
Gerry Philipsen is interested in the ethnography of communication (descriptive, comparative study of cultural distinctive ways of speaking), small group discussion and decision making, and orality. Currently he is engaged in a study of the consequentiality of talk, that is, the social consequences of using the oral channel of communication as compared to other channels (e.g., graphic). Philipsen has won the distinguished Teaching Award in 1984, the award for Distinguished Faculty Contribution to Lifelong Learning in 2002 and most recently he presented the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture at the National Communication Association's annual meeting in 2008.
"Finding One's Feet in Unfamiliar Terrain: Cracking the Code(s)"
Cultural codes of communication: what they are and how they shape communicative conduct and life in general. Learn how to succeed in unfamiliar situations.
Dr. Bren Murphy of Loyola University, Chicago
Dr. Bren Murphy earned her BA, MA and PhD in Communication Studies all from Northwestern University. She is a published scholar and has won several teaching awards, Chaired the Departments of Communication and Women's Studies and was the Assistant Dean of the College of A&S at Loyola. Her research interests include communication ethics, mass media and gender socialization, popular culture and the mediation of history, rhetorical/critical theory and rhetoric and the arts.
"Veiled Threats: The Image of Women Religious in U.S. Popular Culture"
Dr. Murphy shares some of her new documentary film entitled "A Question of Habit" and explores questions regarding the role of leadership.
Dr. John Pauly of Marquette University
Dr. Pauly is the provost of Marquette University. Reporting to the President, Dr. Pauly is responsible for academic affairs and institutional planning. As Provost he provides intellectual vision for the 10 academic deans and the dean of libraries. Prior to assuming the role of provost, Dr. Pauly was the dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication from 2006 to 2008. Pauly specializes in the history and sociology of the mass media the theory and practice of literary journalism,and cultural approaches to communication research. He has worked previously at multiple universities prior to his experience at Marquette University.
"Organizations as Moral Actors"
Organizations have moral careers as they encounter internal and external challenges. Dr. Pauly will
look at the contemporary Jesuit University as an example of this moral and ethical dynamic.
Dr. Stan Deetz of the University of Colorado
Dr. Deetz is a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Göteborgs Universitët and author of many books including Communication Theory at the Crossroads, Leading Organizations through Transitions, and Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization: Developments in Communication and the Politics of Everyday Life. Deetz has also edited or authored eight other books and published over 100 essays in scholarly journals and books regarding stakeholder representation, organizational decision-making, culture, and communication in organizations.
"The Declaration of Interdependence: The Rise of Stakeholder Governance Models and the Kind of Communication Necessary for Them"
Democracy to be effective must occur where political decisions are made. Stakeholder governance models offer conceptions of how democracy might be rethought in light of these shifts. Deetz has shown how our models of talking and making decisions are linked to liberal democratic institutions and the 18thth century models of communication embedded in them. As Ben Barber has argued, liberal democracy was designed more to keep us safely apart than productively together. This problem is compounded by globalization and increased competition over resources. The conflict caused by this situation further illuminates the weakness of existing models of discussion and decision- making. Deetz builds from his work on community collaborations in local and global contexts to show how more creative and satisfying decisions can be made in especially high conflict situations.
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