Emeritus & Retired Faculty
I have been teaching Oral Communication and the Field Studies Internship class for the last forty years. I use a method, recursion, that I both studied and developed.
I specialize in intercultural communication with an emphasis on the ability to communicate with those who are members of groups different from one’s own.
My academic focus has always been in speech education, and I feel strongly that speech education should be a part of every college curriculum.
I teach oral communication and rhetoric with an emphasis on the language of leadership, applying my experience as a speechwriter and executive communications specialist.
I am an interdisciplinary social scientist who studies violence and conflict, including an emphasis on mass media effects.
I focus on teaching international students how to become accomplished speakers - in any country, under any condition and any circumstance.
I study language acquisition, the neurobiology of language, the neurobiology of learning, the evolution of language, evolutionary psychology, and evolutionary biology.
My research is on how art and culture communicates social and political ideas. My recent work addresses African American art, film, and politics.