PhD Ohio State University 1975

MA University of Minnesota 1973

BS University of Minnesota 1971

Academic interests

Communication in collectives such as organizations and cultures; international higher education; technology and higher education; news in cross-cultural contexts


Recognition Award, Academic Senate, ASU (2000); 

Outstanding Book Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (1992-1993)


Co-author, Foundations of organizational communication: A reader (1995) Author, Understanding Organizations: Interpreting Organizational Communication Cultures (1993) Co-author, Social Conflict and Television News (1990)Articles in journals including: Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Language and Social Psychology


Includes: Indianapolis Downtown Inc. Board of Directors (2003-); Indiana Sports Corporation Board of Directors (2003-); Editor, Communication Monographs; Finance Board member, National Communication Association

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