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President Rita Rice Morris

Biography

Shawnee State University's president, Rita Rice Morris, Ph.D., brings vision and leadership to SSU, the Tri-State, and the Appalachian region of Ohio, ensuring the institution continues to be a university that serves the citizens of the area, and the State of Ohio.

A native of California, Dr. Morris was appointed as the fifth president of SSU in December 2002, and began her duties in May 2003. Her vast experience in higher education includes serving as faculty member, dean, and provost/vice president for academic affairs at institutions like SSU. Her Ph.D. is in communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1978), M.A. is in speech communication education from Northern Illinois University (1970), and B.A. is in speech communication from California State University at Long Beach (1968). She also studied university management at Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Morris chairs the Board of the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE) and serves as the Honorary Chair of the Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High Risk Drinking. She also serves on the OSU South Centers’ Liaison Committee, WesBanco Community Development Corporation, the Southern Ohio Medical Center Board of Directors, the Shawnee State University Development Foundation, and the Southern Ohio Growth Partnership. Additionally, she serves on the Association of American State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) professional development committee, membership committee, Council of State Representatives, and Board of Directors; the Entrepreneurial Signature Program Advisory Board, the Council of Presidents of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA); the Mid-South Conference of Presidents; Educate the Tri-State; the Higher Education Consortium of Southern Ohio (HECSO); and the Ohio Inter-University Council of Presidents Executive Committee.


Curriculum Vita

Rita Rice Morris, Ph.D.

Professional Address:

  • Shawnee State University
  • 940 Second St.
  • Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
  • (740) 351-3208
  • rmorris@shawnee.edu

Current Position:

President, Shawnee State University Appointed December 2002

Board and Committee Memberships:

  • Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education, Chair
  • WesBanco Community Development Corporation Advisory Board
  • OSU South Centers' Liaison Committee
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center Board of Directors
  • Southern Ohio Growth Partnership
  • Entrepreneurial Signature Program Advisory Board
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities Professional Development Committee
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities Ohio Representative to Council of State Representatives
  • Higher Education Consortium of Southern Ohio
  • Inter-University Council of Ohio Executive Committee
  • Ohio College Initiative to Reduce High-Risk Drinking, Honorary Chair

Professional Affiliations

  • Inter-University Council of Ohio
  • Educate the Tri-State
  • Mid-South Conference Council of Presidents

Education

Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Communication, 1978 Dissertation: A Case Study of the Communication Behavior of the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration Concentrations: Organizational and Mass Communication Minor Emphases: Computer applications, organizational behavior and research methodologies

M.A. Northern Illinois University Speech Communication Education, 1970 Thesis: Student Response to speech Criticism from Three Different Sources

B.A. California State University at Long Beach Speech Communication, 1968 Minor in English; Secondary Certification

Additional Professional Development:

Harvard University, 1994 Management Development Program

Carnegie Mellon University, 1978 Program in College Management

Previous Administrative Experience

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Lewis-Clark State College 1996 - 2003

Chief academic officer for a regional baccalaureate institution with an outreach emphasis. Responsible for programming and budget for all instructional areas, regional and specialized accreditation, programming in both vocational and academic areas, cooperative regional programming, the library, educational technology, grants and research, institutional assessment, extended programs, workforce training, and distance education. Serve on state-wide academic programming, inter-institutional cooperative programming, distance delivery, services for unprepared and underprepared populations and technical education committees. Administrative representative to the Faculty Senate. Represent college in absence of President. In 2000 and 2001 I served as interim president of the college for short periods. I currently serve on the oversight committee of the North Idaho Center for Higher Education Committee and represent higher education on Idaho's MOST Committee.

Dean, College of Graduate and Extended Studies Clarion University of PA 1993-1996

Administrator for graduate admissions and 10 programs, including a joint program administered with another university and chief academic officer for graduate education. Also administrator for extended studies programs including continuing education, contracted professional continuing education, all off-campus offerings, distance education and interactive video, and conferences and workshops.

Dean, College of Communication, Computer Information Science and Library Science Clarion University of PA 1990-1996

Chief academic/administrative officer for college with 1200 major, four undergraduate majors, one undergraduate minor and two graduate programs. The college provided telecommunications and academic computing support for the university. University-wide duties including leadership on the Enrollment Management Coordinating Council and Computing Services Planning Task Force, and membership on the University Meet and Discuss team and University-Wide Strategic Planning Committee.

Assistant to the Dean College of Information Science and Business Administration Slippery Rock University 1988-1990

My responsibilities were in the areas of student academic standing, student problem solving, planning of special events, report writing, budget monitoring, course scheduling, classroom allocation and assisting the dean in general matters pertaining to the College. I served on the Academic Affairs Council, chaired the University's Professional Development Committee and co-chaired the President's Facility Capacity Task Force.

Coordinator Off Campus Programs Slippery Rock University 1987-88

I had interim responsibility for two off-campus sites for the University. My duties included program planning, market analysis, promotion and public relations, staff liaison with University departments, scheduling and budget management. I developed long term plans for programming in nursing and allied health and a Business professional development series.

Division Head Division of Integrated Studies Davis and Elkins College 1977-80

This was a Dean's level position responsible for a division that cut across the entire college. The division planned and offered the integrated core curriculum required of all students and taught by all faculty. I was responsible for supervision of 69 faculty members, integrity of the core courses, duties related to membership on the Dean's Council, preparation and management of an annual budget of approximately $300,000, grant writing, catalog preparation, course scheduling, faculty evaluation for promotion and tenure, and faculty development activities. The programs I supervised included the College Core Curriculum, Extra-Mural Academic Programs, Foreign Study Programs, Wilderness Courses, Women's Studies Program, Appalachian Studies Program, and a Contract Major Program. I directed the communication curriculum and the forensics program. I also coordinated the North Central review of the college.

Experimental College Administrator College I Bowdoin College 1978

This experimental college was developed and run under the aegis of a Kellogg Grant to the Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges. It was held on the Bowdoin campus in Maine. Students and faculty came from small colleges throughout the U.S. I was invited to be director of the Integrated Course by the Council. I worked with the Dean to select faculty and develop a team to teach a required integrated course. The winter before the college I gathered the team in Illinois and used team building techniques to build the course and its faculty. I was also responsible for team building for other integrated courses and professional development of the faculty of the college. As a result of my work, I was named a Kellogg Fellow.

Summer Forensics Workshops

A summer forensics workshop for high school and college students and staff requires year-long planning, advertising, selection of staff and participants, coordination of living components, work with libraries and professional staffs, training of staff and teaching. Budgets usually exist in the form of a little seed money to get the program going and then the workshop must be self-supporting. During the period I worked with forensics, I directed Summer Forensics Workshops for my own programs at Illinois State University, Albion College and Southwest Missouri State University. I also directed workshops for Texas Christian University for three years.

Consortium Board

As a member of the Board of the Northern Rockies Consortium for Higher Education (NORCHE), I participated in the writing, acquisition and administration of grants to improve education in our member universities. Our focus was upon faculty development, the improvement of teaching and curriculum integration. As I was also treasurer of the organization, I was responsible for an endowment of approximately $75,000 and grants that averaged $10,000 annually.

Faculty Development

The Teaching Learning Committee at Montana State is a faculty committee charged with improvement of teaching at the University. Our annual budget was $100,000 from the general fund and an additional $15,000 from grants. As a member of the committee I was responsible for grant writing, program planning and development of grant programs, administration of grants and evaluation of faculty development activities. I did extensive work in writing across the curriculum and critical thinking. At Slippery Rock University I chaired the University's Professional Development Committee. The joint faculty administration committee is responsible for providing leadership for a variety of faculty development activities on the campus and the development and review of proposals for a system-wide grant program.

Teaching Experience

Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock, PA 1986-1990

Associate Professor of Communication with responsibilities to teach and develop offerings in organizational communication and coordinate computer applications. Membership on the university's Women's Studies Committee, the Department of Communication's Curriculum Committee and chair of the Professional Development Committee for the College of Information Science and Business Administration. Courses taught included Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication and Persuasion. Developed and taught new courses in Dyadic and Interpersonal Communication and Basic Computer Concepts (a computer science course) for communication majors. Chair of the University's Professional Development Committee and the President's Commission on the Status of Women.

Montana State University Bozeman, MT 1980-1986

Assistant Professor of Communication, adjunct graduate faculty in Political Science in the Public Administration Program, and an Associate with the Forty Ninth Parallel Institute. Taught courses in the areas of organizational and mass communication. Served on graduate committees and directed one masters thesis. Courses taught included Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication (450 enrollment, mass lecture with discussion sections), Mass Communication, Governmental Communication, Communication Theory, The High School Forensics Program, Argumentation and Debate, Public Speaking, Communication and Technology, Sports Marketing, Rural Canadian Communication Strategies and Issues in Mass Communication Research. I was active in faculty development and served on the university-wide Teaching Learning Committee and the Board of the Northern Rockies Consortium for Higher Education. I also worked with the Project to Integrate Women Into the Curriculum, the Affirmative Action Advisory Board, the Undergraduate Studies Curriculum Committee, the Telecommunications Policy Advisory Committee, an Ad Hoc Committee on Core Curriculum, Extension Service Policies Committee and the steering committee for the LOGON Conference. I served on search committees in all Colleges of the University. At the College level I served on the Scholastic Policies Committee and the Computer Use Policy Committee. At the departmental level I coordinated a basic course with a graduate teaching staff of four, directed the Forensics Program for two years, chaired the curriculum committee, served on the graduate program development committee, coordinated departmental computer applications and chaired several search committees.

Davis and Elkins College Elkins, WV 1977-80

At this small liberal arts college I held an appointment as Head of the Division of Integrated Studies and Assistant Professor of English, Speech and Drama. I taught the majority of the communication offerings and chaired a division (duties described under administrative experience). I was responsible for development of new curriculum in communication and the number of majors increased 200% during my tenure. I also directed a small forensics program. Courses taught included Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, Mass Communication, Oral Decision Making, and Communication Practices and Policies. I also taught two integrated courses in the core curriculum--Human Freedom and the Counterforces and The Future.

Southwest Missouri State University Springfield, MO 1975-77

My appointment was as Assistant Professor of Speech and CoDirector of Forensics. I also served on the graduate faculty and directed three master theses. My primary focus was upon the forensics program. During my tenure the forensics teams at SMSU attained national prominence and participated in the National Debate Tournament. I also co-directed the basic communication course. Courses taught included Oral Communication in Society, Experimental Research Design, Directing the Forensics Program, Communication in the Women's Movement, Organizational Communication, Interviewing and Communication Education.

State University of New York at Buffalo 1973-75

As a graduate teaching and research assistant I was responsible for teaching and doing research in organizational communication. I also directed the forensics program and chaired the department's admissions committee. Courses taught included Interpersonal Communication, Argumentation, Small Group Communication, Interviewing and Computer Applications in Communication.

Albion College Albion, MI 1972-73

As a one-year, temporary appointment at this small liberal arts college, I was an Instructor in Speech and Theatre and Director of Forensics. My primary responsibilities were with the forensics program which gained national recognition. I was also responsible for supervising student teachers in speech. Courses taught included Mass Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Small Group Communication and Urban Communication.

Illinois State University Normal, IL 1969-72

As an Instructor in the Speech Communication Department (it became the Information Science Department), I taught general communication courses and served as Assistant Director of Forensics. I also served on the departmental curriculum committee and advised the university-wide Women Student's Organization. Courses taught included Introduction to Speech Communication, Argumentation and Small Group Communication.

Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 1968-69

As a faculty assistant I was responsible for working with the forensics program and teaching Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication.

Scholarly Activity

Publications and Presentations

Publications Morris, R.R & Lawson, J. Accreditation: Swimming in Alphabet Soup or Institutional Opportunity? Association of State Colleges and Universities, Annual Meeting of Chief Academic Officers, San Diego, CA, February 2000.

Pittendrigh, A. S. & Flaningam, R. R. Toward a writing center model for writing across the curriculum. Issues in Colleqe Learninq Centers, v. 9, May 1989 Flaningam, R. R. & Taylor, S. Part-time faculty: Gender differences in job duties, support and satisfaction. Journal of NAWDAC, Spring, 1984, 8-13.

Flaningam, R. R., Taylor, S., Tucker, N & Pittendrigh, A. A comparison of male and female perceived job satisfaction for part-time, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty. Proceedings of "Women's Place: A Research Conference." University of South Dakota, 1984.

DiBerardinis, J., Barwind, J., Flaningam, R. R. & Jenkins, V. Enhanced interpersonal relations as predictor of athletic performance. International Journal of Sports Psychology. 1984.

Flaningam, R. R. A test for the measurement of high school debaters' abilities. Advanced Debate, David Thomas, editor. National Textbook Company, 1979.

Refereed Convention Presentations

Morris, R. R., Lawson, J. "Accreditation: Swimming in Alphabet Soup or Institutional Opportunity." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of State Colleges and Universities, San Diego, CA, February 1999.

"Administrative Perspectives on the Communication Field As An Agent of Societal Change and the Need to Promote Academic Credibility." Panel member presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1991.

"Communication Strategies for Female Administrators." Presented at the Fourth Annual International Conference for Women in Higher Education, Hilton Head, SC, January 1991.

Flaningam, R. R., Erlwein, B. R. "A Workshop on the Use of Non-Quantitative Databases in Communication Research." Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, May 1988.

Flaningam, R. R. "Communication in the Information Science Curriculum." Presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Boston, MA, November 1987.

Flaningam, R. R. "Women in Canadian Media." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association, Reno, NV, April 1986.

Flaningam, R. R. "Using Theory to Design Instruction for Higher Level Thinking in the Communication Classroom." Presented at the annual meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA, March 1986.

Flaningam, R. R. "The Northern Connection: An Examination of the Development of Communication Media in Canada's North." Presented at the biannual meeting of the Association for The Study of Canada in the United States, Philadelphia, PA, September 1986.

Flaningam, R. R. "Canada's Second Media System: Serving the Canadian North." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association, Ft. Worth, TX, April 1985.

Flaningam, R. R. "Not in Our Town: A Case Study of Media Coverage of the introduction of an Adult Bookstore in a Community." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association, Ft. Worth, TX, April 1985.

Flaningam, R. R., Taylor, S., Tucker, N. & Pittendrigh, A. "A Comparison of Male and Female Perceived Job Satisfaction for Part Time, Tenure Track and Non Tenure Track Faculty." Presented at "A Women's Place: A Research Conference.: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, April 1984.

Flaningam, R. R. & Barwind, J. "Reversing the Effects of an Advertising Campaign: The Rely Tampons Recall." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Sciences Association, San Diego, CA, April 1984.

Flaningam, R. R. & Olson, J. R. "Assessing Communication Apprehension in Kindergarten Children." Presented at the annual meeting of the Western Region of the American Speech and Hearing Association, Honolulu, HI July 1983.

Flaningam, R. R. "Mechopromorphism: Some Implications of Man-To-Machine Communication for the Communication Discipline." Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Dallas, TX, May 1983.

Flaningam, R. R. "The Home Computer as a Mass Medium: Some Theoretical Implications." Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d'Alene, ID, April 1983. Flaningam, R. R. & Jenkins, V. "An Investigation of the Interpersonal Aspects of the Mentor-Protege Relationship." Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Women in Psychology, Seattle, WA, March 1983.

Weisenborn, R. & Flaningam, R. R. "The Perceived Credibility of Televised Presidential Candidates, 1980. " Presented at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association, Louisville, KY, April 1982.

DiBerardinis, J., Barwind, J., Flaningam, R. R. & Jenkins, V. "Enhanced Interpersonal Relations as Predictor of Athletic Performance." Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d'Alene, ID, April 1982.

Flaningam, R. R. "Computers and Communication." Presented at the annual meeting of the Northwest Communication Association, Coeur d'Alene, ID, April 1981.

Barwind, J. & Flaningam, R. R. "A Survey of Native American Utilization of the Mass Media for Political Information." Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 1981.

Flaningam, R. R. "Assessment of Speech Skills--K through 12. " Presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX, November 1979.

Flaningam, R. R. & Harris, M. "Modeling Agency Communication Effectiveness." Presented at the Conference on Health and Communication, Howard University, Washington, DC, January 1979.

Flaningam, R. R. "Forensics Education and Learning Theories." Presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN, November 1978.

Flaningam, R. R. "Integrating Interviewing Courses and Units into Professional School Programs." Presented at the annual meeting of the West Virginia Speech Association, Clarksburg, WV, October 1978.

Flaningam, R. R. "Communication Between Government Agencies and the Public." Presented at the annual meeting of the American Business Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH, April 1978.

Flaningam, R. R. "Methods for Teaching and Using Interview Techniques in the Classroom." Presented at the annual meeting of the Missouri Speech and Theatre Association, St. Louis, MO, October 1976.

Rice, R. J. "The Role of Time in Nonverbal Communication." Presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 1972.

Rice, R. J. "What Should Be the Role of the Forensics Program in Today's Search for Relevant Education?" Presented at the annual meeting of the Illinois Speech and Theatre Association, Chicago, IL, November 1971.

Grants Morris, R.R. "Supporting Student Success." Idaho Technology Incentive Grant, Idaho State Board of Education, Fall 2000; $230,000 and Spring 2001; $167,000.

Morris, R.R. (co-recipient) "Training Faculty in Technology for Teaching." Idaho Technology Incentive Grant, Idaho State Board of Education, July 1997; $380,000.

Morris, R. S. Flaningam, R. R. & Montagne, C. "Development and Presentation of a Workshop on Fostering Creative Teaching." Northern Rockies Consortium for Higher Education, April 1985.

Flaningam, R. R. "Speaker Series on Communication and the Sciences: Montanans on a New Track for Science, January 1985.

Flaningam, R. R. "Rural Canadian Communication Media Strategies." Canadian Faculty Enrichment Programme, 1984.

Flaningam, R. R. "An Interpersonal Communication Course for Non-Traditional Students." Teaching Learning Committee, Montana State University, 1984.

Bourke, J., Flaningam, R. R. & Lassner, M. "Computer Applications in the Development of Thinking Skills." Faculty Vitality Program, Montana State University, 1982.

Flaningam, R. R., Barwind, J. & Spooner, E. "Personality Styles and Communication, Writing and Math Anxiety." Research and Creativity Committee, Montana State University, 1981.

Flaningam, R. R. "Instructional Development: The High School Forensics Program." Unique Summer Offerings Program, Montana State University, 1981.

Selected Consulting Activities

1993-94, Consultant to resolve conflict in the Methodist Diocese of Western Pennsylvania.

1992-94, Consultant in Conflict Resolution, Office of Butler Country District Attorney.

Team Building and Management Communication Consultant, Slippery Rock University Police Department, 1987-1990

Management Communication Consultant, Butler Community Hospital, Butler, PA, 1988

Communication Network Consultant, American Sterilizer Company, Erie, PA 1988

Director of Needs Assessment, Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, Erie, PA 1987-88

Proposal Evaluator, Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, Washington, DC, February 1978.

Selected Workshop Presentations

"Preparing the Library Professional", Presented to the Nebraska Library Association, Omaha NB, October 1990.

"Preparing the Female Professional: Enabling Equity of Access Through the Classroom." Presented at the Conference on Equity in Higher Education, Slippery Rock University, October 5, 1990.

"Conflict Resolution: A Workshop." Presented to participants in the Regional Vision Leadership Development for Rural Northwest Pennsylvania Program, various sites, once a semester, Fall 1992 to present.

"Theoretical Links in the College of Communication, Computer Information Science and Library Science, Presented to the MSLS Colloquium, February 1995.

"Conflict Resolution." 74th Annual Convention of the Association of Township Officials, Clarion PA, September 1994.

"Dealing with Difficult People." Kiwanis, Clarion PA, April 1994.

"Living With Technology in the Workplace." Presented to the MSLS Colloquium, March 1992.

"Staffing Rural and Small Libraries: The Dimensions Keep Changing." Presented at the Conference on the Future of Rural and Small Libraries, Phoenix, AZ, November 1992.

"Budgeting Dilemmas" panel presentation to the annual meeting of the Chief Academic Officers of the State System of Higher Education, Clarion, PA, October 24, 1992.

"Conflict Resolution" Presented at the annual meeting of the Middle Atlantic Health Educators Association, Harper's Ferry, WV, August 1992.

"Preparing the Female Professional: Enabling Equity of Access Through the Classroom." Annual meeting of the State System of Higher Education Women's Consortium, Slippery Rock, PA, October 1990.

"The Relationship Between Supervisors and Staff." Presented to the SSHE Accounting and Budget Group, State College, PA, May, 1989.

"Gender Balance Across the Curriculum: Problems and Prospects." Tri-State Women's Studies Conference. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, April, 1989.

"Integrating Content About Women Into the Curriculum." Annual meeting of the State System of Higher Education Women's Consortium, State College, PA, October 1988.

"Management Communication Skills: A four-part series for directors and administrators at Slippery Rock University," 1988-89.

"Communication Skills for Hospital Administrators." Butler Community Hospital, Butler, PA, Spring 1988.

"Communicating Change in a Hospital Environment." St. Joseph's Hospital, Warren, OH, October 1989.

"Computer Applications in the Communication Curriculum." St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY, March 1987.

"Transportation Planning Process Course for Region One Forest Engineers, U. S. Forest Service." Montana State University, March 1986. Taught communication needs assessment skills, program planning methods and decision-making techniques including USDA's Tradeoff Evaluation Technique.

"Team Building for Lay Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana." Helena, MT, October 1985 and February 1986.

"Communication Skills for Women Returning to the Work Force." Ten different sites and dates in PA, MT, MO and WV.

"Fostering Creative Teaching." Bozeman, MT, October 1985.

"Building Teams for Team Taught Courses." Montana State University Engineering Faculty, September 1985.

"Communication Skills for Dealing with the Public." First Bank System, Minneapolis, MN, October 1984.

"Team Building in Work Groups." U. S. Forest Service, Missoula, MT, January 1986.

"Integrating Group Communication Skills into the Curriculum." Montana State University Department of Chemical Engineering, October 1983.

"Setting Priorities for Toxic Waste Disposal in the State of Montana." June 1985. I facilitated the decision-making process for a team of professional and state representatives.

"Gender Differences in Communication." Montana Leadership Conference, Bozeman, MT, January 1983.

"Cross Cultural Communication in Crisis Situations." United Nations Training Workshop, Toronto, ON, February 1975.

"Teaching organizational Communication." Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL, April 1975.

Selected Conferences and Workshops Attended

"Financial Planning in an Institutional Setting." National Association of College and University Business Officers, Phoenix, AZ, November, 2000.

"Associate Dean's Seminar." American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, December 1988.

"National Center for Community Education Workshop." Flint, MI, April 1987.

"Strategic Planning Techniques. " Albuquerque, NM, April 1983.

"Conference on Computer Applications in Education." Carnegie Mellon University, July 1982. Invited participant.

"Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop." Montana State University, July 1982.

"College Outcomes Measurement Program." American College Testing Program, Washington, DC, January 1980.

"The Impact of Computers on Society." National Science Foundation Chautauqua Series, University of Maryland, November 1980.

"Problem Solving." National Science Foundation Chautauqua Series, University of Hartford, November 1979.

"Program Evaluation." U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC, June 1978.

"Professional Intercultural Communication." U.S. Information Agency (International Communication Agency), Washington, DC April 1978.

"Communication Auditor Certification Workshop." International Communication Association, Kent State University, August 1974. Certification granted.

Selected Professional Service and Committee Activities

American Forensics Association Ethics Committee Chair 1973 Public Relations Committee 1970-72 Educations Policies Committee 1970-72

Central States Speech Association Board of Directors 1976-77

Confluence Press Board of Directors, 1997-current

Idaho State Board of Education Committee on Academic Affairs and Programs, ex-officio member, 1996- current

Idaho State Board of Education Committee on Budget Review, 1998-99.

Idaho State Board of Education Committee on Community Colleges, 1998-2000.

Idaho State Board of Education, Lewis-Clark State College Presidential Search Committee Chair, 2000-current

Idaho State Board of Education Task Force on Targeted Populations, 2000-current Lewis-Clark State College Foundation Board member, 1996-present

National Debate Tournament Tournament Director 1977 District V Committee Member 1972-73 North Idaho Center for Higher Education Oversight Committee, 1998-present

Northern Rockies Consortium for Higher Education Board member 1984-86 Treasurer 1984-86

Organization for Research on Women and Communication President 1986-87 Vice President 1985-86 Secretary-Treasurer 1983-85

Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Advisory Board, 1984-86

Speech Communication Association ERIC document evaluator, 1979-1986

St. Joseph's Regional Hospital Hospice Board of Directors 1997-present

Western Speech Communication Association Speech Communication Education Committee, 1984-86

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