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Action Research and Community Engagement

The Action Research and Community Engagement group focuses on the conscious effort to marry university intellect with community problems and opportunities. Whether operating in interpersonal, corporate, government, social, non profit or educational venues, those interested in Action Research and Community Engagement believe that, since its inception, the discipline of communication has been concerned with generating action, thus requiring scholars and practitioners to integrate theory, practice and production.

Courses

CMS 390P Contemporary Rhetoric

CMS 390R Rhetoric and Public Sphere

CMS 390P Pragmatism and Rhetoric

CMS 367 Communication and Civic Participation

CMS 390S Consulting in Organizations

Publications by faculty members

Beckman, Gary and Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship as a Platform for Transforming Higher Education." Metropolitan Universities Journal, 19:3 2008, 88-101.

Beckman, Gary and Cherwitz, Richard. "Intellectual Entrepreneurship: An Authentic Foundation for Higher Education Reform" Planning for Higher Education, (Spring, 2009).

Bolkan, S. & Daly, J. A. (2009). Organizational responses to consumer complaints: An examination of effective remediation tactics. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 37 (1), 21-39.

Browning, L. D. Shetler, J. & Boudes, T, (in press), "The movement of knowledge from local to global. In K. Richardson (Ed.), Complexity and Knowledge Management Understanding the Role of Knowledge in the Management of Social Networks.

Browning, L. D. (in press), "Complexity Theory," (in) Encyclopedia of CommunicationTheory, Stephen Littlejohn, Karen Foss (Eds.) Sage Publications. Expected publication date, 2010.

Browning, L. D., & Hawes, L.C. (1991). Style, process, surface, and context: Consulting as post-modern art. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 19, 32-54.

Cherwitz, Richard and Hartelius, Johanna. "Promoting Discovery and Ownership: Graduate Students as Intellectual Entrepreneurs," Getting the Most from Your Graduate Education in Communication: A Student's Handbook Sherry Morreale and Pat Arneson, Eds. (Washington, D.C.: National Communication Association, 2008), pp. 83-95.

Cherwitz, Richard and Hartelius, Johanna. "Making a Great 'Engaged' University Requires Rhetoric." Fixing the Fragmented Public University: Decentralization With Direction Joseph Burke, Ed. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007), pp. 265-288.

Cherwitz, Richard and Darwin, Thomas. "Crisis as Opportunity: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Higher Education Productivity." On Becoming a Productive University: Strategies for Reducing Costs and Increasing Quality in Higher Education Judith E. Miller and James Groccia, Eds (Anker Publishing Company, 2005), pp. 58-68.

Cherwitz, Richard and Daniel Sharan. "Rhetoric as Professional Development and Vice Versa." JAC: A Quarterly Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Rhetoric, Culture, Literacy, and Politics, 22 (2003), 795-814.

Daly, J. A. (2002). After 50: Reflections of the future. Communication Education, 51, 376-382.

Daly, J. A. (2002). After 50: Reflections of the future. Communication Education, 51, 376-382.

Daly, J. A. (1998). Distance education. In Vangelisti, Daly, & Friedrich (Eds.) Teaching Communication (2ndedition) (pp. 481-496). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Daly, J.A. (1998). Consulting. In Vangelisti, Daly, & Friedrich (Eds.) Teaching Communication (2nd edition) (pp. 507 518) Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Daly, J. (1997). If communication matters so much, why don't we get the attention we deserve? In J. Trent (Ed.) Communication: Views from the Helm. (pp. 204-210) Boston Allyn & Bacon.

Hoerl, Kristen E., Sharon Jarvis, and Dana L. Cloud, "Rendering Political Violence as Pathology: Therapeutic Framing in the News Coverage of Presidential Assassination Attempts, 1973-2001," Communication and Cultural Critique (in press).

Jarvis, S. E., Barberena, L. & Davis, A. Civics, Not Government. **Grant supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $215,000.

Jarvis, S. E., Montoya, L.M. & Mulvoy, E. The political participation of working youth and college students. Accessible via the Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) site: http://www.civicyouth.org/PopUps/WorkingPapers/WP36Jarvis.pdf. **Grant supported by CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, $100,000.

Jarvis, S. E., Montoya, L.M., & Mulvoy, E. The political participation of college students, working students and working youth. Accessible via The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) site: http://www.civicyouth.org/PopUps/WorkingPapers/WP37Jarvis.pdf. **Grant supported by CIRCLE (The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement) funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, $100,000.

Rubin, R. & Daly, J. (1998). Communication education. In W. Christ (Ed). Leadership in times of change. (pp. 23-40). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Stroud, Scott R., “What does Pragmatic Meliorism mean for Rhetoric?” Western Journal of Communication, 73(1), 2010, forthcoming.

Stroud, Scott R., “Pragmatism and Orientation,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 20(4), 2006, 287-307.

Weick, K. E., & Browning, L. D. (1991). Fixing with the voice: A research agenda for applied communication. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 19, 1-19.

Ph. D. dissertations and M.A. theses

Tim Steffensmeier (Ph.D, 2006), “Rhetorical Invention and the Project of Becoming Local in Rural Community Rejuvenation”

Johanna Hartelius (Ph.D., 2008), “Expertise as Rhetorical Strategy”

Vidual Bal (Ph.S, 2004), "The Look of Virtues: Discourse and Organizational Change in Three Universities, 1960-2000"

Dan Mangis, JD (Ph.D. 2005), “Distinguishing Between the Law and the Legal: A Rhetorical Analysis of Judicial Argument and Media Coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Deliberations in the University of Michigan Affirmative Action Cases”

Amanda J. Davis (Ph.D., 2008), “Unveiling the Rhetoric of Torture: Abu Ghraib and American National Identity”

Jennifer J. Asenas (Ph.D., 2007), “Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize: Recalling the Black Freedom Struggle in Hurricane Katrina¹s Wake”

Lisa Renee Foster (Ph.D., 2006), “Music, Publics, Protest, and the Cultivation of Democratic Nationalism After 9/11”

Angela Aguayo (Ph.D., 2005), “Documentary Film/Video and Social Change: A Rhetorical Investigation of Dissent”

Kristen Hoerl (Ph.D., 2005), “Activism is Dead and Other Lies: Public Memory of the 1960s in Films of the 1990’s”

Faculty and courses in other departments

ADV 391K Communicating Science

Kahlor, L. & Stout, P. (Eds.). (Forthcoming in 2009). Understanding Science: New Agendas in Science Communication. New York: Rutledge.

Kahlor, L. & Rosenthal, S. (2009). "If We Seek, Do We Learn? Predicting Knowledge of Global Warming," Science Communication, 30, 380-414.

Kahlor, L. (2007). "An Augmented Risk Information Seeking Model: The Case of Global Warming," Media Psychology, 10, 414-435.

Kahlor, L., Dunwoody, S., Griffin, R. & Neuwirth, K. (2006). "Predicting Information Seeking and Processing in the Context of Impersonal Risks," Science Communication, 28, 163-194.