Communication studies professor Eric Aoki has explored the notion of community through ethnographic research in the small town of Biola, California, located in the heart of the Central Valley. He talks with "Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson about the ways in which communication defines community, the forces that reshape our understanding of it and approaches to exploring … [Read more...] about Community, conversation, difference with Eric Aoki
The Department of Communication Studies would like to welcome you to a new podcast that discusses important and pressing items of our times with department faculty.
Dive into communication research topics such as freedom of speech, race and rhetoric, and social support, and learn how these ideas can be applied to our every day lives.
Film and media studies scholar from Colorado State University Kit Hughes connects virtually with host of Speaking Well, Greg Dickinson as they both explore the rise and role of corporate TV and other influencers that shape the way we consume and share information. … [Read more...] about The rise, role of workplace media with Kit Hughes
"Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson talks with Carl Burgchardt, leading expert on American public address, about the role presidential inaugurations have played in U.S. American democracy, the particular concerns President Joe Biden addressed in his inaugural address and lessons we can all learn from the study of historical speeches. … [Read more...] about Exigence, Biden’s inauguration, test of time with Dr. Carl Burgchardt
"Speaking Well" host Greg Dickinson talks with listening and communication expert Elizabeth Parks about what constitutes listening, how we orient to listening, how listening changes brain patterns and how to listen with empathy and intentionality as we approach the year-end and its many celebrations and remembrances. … [Read more...] about The ABCs of listening with Dr. Elizabeth Parks
In Episode 6, "Speaking Well" host and department of communication studies chair Greg Dickinson talks with assistant professor of communication studies Morgan Johnson about her research on the discourses of racial in/justice in the U.S., particularly surrounding police violence, her work supporting graduate and undergraduate students of color at Pennsylvania State University … [Read more...] about Learning and unlearning race, rhetoric, power with Morgan Johnson