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Professor of Communication at Concordia University, St. Paul



July 1988 ‑ Present                             Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota (Tenured 1991)

               Chair of the Department of Communication Studies (2009-Present)

             Chair, Master of Arts in Strategic Communication Management. (2009-2012)

                Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs 2007-2011

                Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences 1999-2007

                Chair of the Faculty Senate 1997-1999

                Professor of Communication Studies since 1997
                Thrivent Fellow 2005-2006

September 2007 – July 2008              Oak Trust Credit Union, Oakbrook, IL

                Board of Directors


January 1994 – August 2007              Minnesota's Credit Union, Eagan, Minnesota

                Chair, Board of Directors April 1996 thru August 2007


June 2005 – July 2008                       Woodlands Foundation, Eagan, Minnesota

                Founding Member, Board of Directors


August 1977 ‑ June 1988                   Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska

                Assistant Professor of Speech (1982). Director of Forensics


August 1985 ‑ August 1986                University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

                Teaching Assistant in Department of Communication


January 1977 ‑ May 1977                  Highland Community Junior College, Highland, Kansas

                Extension Instructor


August 1975 ‑ November 1976          Britone Company, Denver, Colorado

                Assistant Manager of retail camera and photographic store.


September 1973 ‑ June 1975            University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

               Teaching Assistant in Department of Speech Communication



 CSMS                                                2012. Certified Social Media Strategist
                                                                by the National Institute for Social Media

PhD                                                 1989. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

               Communication major, Journalism research, Marketing minor

               Dissertation Title: "A Burkean Analysis of the 1982 and 1986 Tylenol Poisoning                       Tragedies"


Secondary Certification                   1988. Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska                                                                                                                              Completed Nebraska certification requirements for Secondary Speech                                                                                         Communication and Business Education


Graduate Course Work                    1979-81. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.

                Graduate work in Speech Communication, Psychology, Statistics, Marketing, and                     Organizational Behavior.


DCE & LTD                                      1979. Concordia Teachers College, Seward, Nebraska.

            Fifth-year Director of Christian Education Diploma

            Lutheran Teachers Diploma by colloquy


Master of Arts                                 1976. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

            Speech Communication: Rhetoric and Public Address


Bachelor of Arts                              1973. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

            Communication Arts: Communication & Public Address