GRANTS

Administered Through Michigan State University

Michigan State University, All University Research Grant ($1,200), 1979-1980: Principal Investigator
All University Research Initiation Grant, Michigan State University, ($7,800), 1983-84: Principal Investigator
Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning, ($150,000), 1986-87: Principal Investigator
All University Research Initiation Grant, Michigan State University ($7,400), 1988: Principal Investigator
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Minority Equity, ($108,000), 1990: Principal Investigator
Michigan Department of Education, Office of Minority Equity, ($17,000), 1991: Principal Investigator
Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning ($20,000), 1995. Literature review and strategic plan for Community-based 1997 Highway Traffic Safety Plan: Principal Investigator

Administered Through Other Organizations

Michigan Civil Service Commission--Intergovernmental Personnel Assistance Grant ($33,000), 1980-82: Principal Investigator
Michigan State Safety Commission, Strategic Plan for the Alcohol Issues Forum, ($20,000), 1993: Principal Investigator
Michigan Department of State, Literature Review and Strategic Plan for Graduated Licensing, ($15,000), 1994: Principal Investigator
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention ($41,000), 1995: Evaluator, Bay County Community Resource Center, Bay City, Michigan
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention ($1.2M), 1995. Co-evaluator, Coalition on Substance Abuse Prevention, Statewide coalition of CSAP Partnerships.
Michigan Public Health Institute ($6,000), 1996. Violence prevention assessment tool development: Principal Investigator
Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning ($10,000), 1996. Literature review and strategic plan for Community-based 1998 Highway Traffic Safety Plan: Principal Investigator
Michigan State Police, Office of Highway Safety Planning ($75,000), 1996. Development of a Community Traffic Safety tool: Principal Investigator
Michigan Department of Transportation ($60,000), 1996. Railway safety program development for the "Operation Lifesavers" program: Principal Investigator

AWARDS

Top Five Paper, Interpersonal Division, Speech Communication Association, New York, 1980.
Top Five Paper, Interpersonal Division, Speech Communication Association, Louisville, 1982.
Top Paper, Interpersonal and Small Group Division, Speech Communication Association, Denver, 1985.
Top Paper, 1989 Outstanding Article Award by the Commission on Communication Apprehension and Avoidance of the Speech Communication Association.
Top Paper, Interpersonal/Organizational Communication Interest Group for the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, 1990.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication, 1984-86.
Director, Human Communication II, and Methods of Inquiry. 1980-84.
Director and Founder, Undergraduate Internship Program, 1977-83.
Director, Communication 100, 1993-
College Undergraduate Affairs Committee, College and Departmental Advisory
Committee, Departmental Search Committee, 1976-1985.
Departmental Undergraduate Affairs Committee, Chairperson, 1978-81.
University Committee on Academic Policy, 1984-1987.
College Committee on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 1991-.1994
Doctoral and Masters Advisees: 36


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Addresses:

  1. Testified before the Federal Trade Commission on the children's advertising rule-making procedure, 1979.
  2. Presented the key-note address on "Policy Research in Bargaining and Negotiation" to the Arizona Education Association Annual Bargaining Conference, Phoenix, 1981.
  3. Presented a key-note address on "Research in Developing Collective Bargaining Policy for Public Employees" to the Midwest Personnel Advisory Council for the Civil Service Commission of Michigan, Lansing, 1982.
  4. Conference Co-director, Language and Discourse Analysis, Kellogg Center, East Lansing, 1982.
  5. Presented an address on "Divorce Mediation" to faculty and graduate students of the Department of Communication, University of Southern California, 1985.
  6. Presented a key-note address on communication strategies in divorce mediation to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Vancouver, B.C., 1985.
  7. Presented several addresses on divorce mediation to the Winter Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Las Vegas, 1987.
    Board of Directors member for the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 1986-1988.
  8. Presented key-note address on conflict to the Michigan Associations of School Psychologists, 1989.
  9. Presented key-note address on traffic safety to the Michigan Traffic Safety Summit, 1996.
  10. Presented address in conflict and peace to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., 1996