The Northern Kentucky University Department of Communication will present the second event of the inaugural Spring Communication Speaker Series on Thursday, March 15, at 12:15 p.m. in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium.
Dr. Vincent Waldron’s lecture is titled “Good Work: Communicating the Moral Emotions in Organizational Settings.” This talk will be based on information from his new book, Communicating Emotion at Work (Polity Press, 2011) – see feature article in the Arizona Republic from February 20, 2011. He is professor of communication and associate director of social and behavioral sciences at Arizona State University. His research and teaching focus on communication practices that make relationships satisfying, lasting and good – in the moral sense of the word.
Dr. Waldron is author or co-author of 50 articles/chapters and four recent books, including “Communicating Forgiveness” (Sage, 2008), “Managing Risk in Communication Encounters” (Sage, 2010) and “Communicating Emotion at Work” (Polity, 2011).
He has helped to generate over $3.8 million in support of community-based research, educational outreach and scholarships for nontraditional students.
He has investigated a range of issues from cognition to emotion in a variety of organizational contexts, but with a special focus on the superior-subordinate relationship. He has also explored a variety of other types of relationships including those found in family, educational, and health contexts.
Dr. Waldron has been a leader among his colleagues at both the national and local level. He has served on the editorial board of 12 prominent publications. He has chaired two of the largest divisions of the National Communication Association (Interpersonal Communication Division and Applied Communication Division). He has been instrumental in developing the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Arizona State University serving many retirees, particularly in the expansive Sun City communities.
In 1996, he received the highly prestigious Professor of the Year award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the only national program to recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
“These nationally known speakers highlight the breadth and relevance of informatics, with communication at the core,” said Kevin Kirby, dean of the NKU College of Informatics. “We are excited to have them on campus and in particular in our new informatics center, Griffin Hall.”
Dr. Waldron’s March 15 lecture is free and open to the public