Dr. Allen has kindly allowed us to post her slides, and recommended us to look at Deloitte University Press's The six signature traits of inclusive leadership PDF.


A few schools are or will be hiring, including Villanova and the University of Washington.



Frost, P. J., & Stablein, R. E. (1992). Doing exemplary research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Students should consider attending the 2017 Summer Doctoral Seminar, at Wayne State University. The doctoral seminar is open to all doctoral students, with travel, food, and boarding costs included, and runs over 3 days with a distinguished guest scholar. For 2017, the guest scholar is Patrice Buzzanell (Purdue University), and the seminar theme is "Cultivating Resilience in Career." The dates of the seminar will be June 5-7, 2017. Applicants should submit a CV, a letter of support from academic advisor, and 500-word statement about how the seminar fits with the student's long term research and teaching goals. Application materials should be sent to rahul[dot]mitra[atsymbol]wayne[dot]edu, by March 1, 2017. 




Patrice Buzzanell announced a number of conferences relevant to our conversation.

Deadline for ICA Nordic Regional 2015 is August 1, 2015—Conference is October 11-13, 2015 in Copenhagen!!

Butler Center’s Conference for Pretenure Women just opened registration—Conference is September 24-25, 2015 on Purdue’s West Lafayette Campus! Women and men of all academic ranks, including grad student and postdoc, are welcome. Sometimes Deans and Department Chairs attend to check out conference materials in anticipation of their faculty’s participation the following year.

She also mentioned a conference on women, leadership, and gender being held at Purdue, and promised that details would be forthcoming soon.

Rahul Mitra announced a conference and a special issue of Critical Sociology focused on social Institutions and sustainability.

Hamilton Bean recommend a piece in Rhetoric and Public Affairs: Bean, Hamilton, Lisa Keränen, and Margaret Durfy. " 'This Is London': Cosmopolitan Nationalism and the Discourse of Resilience in the Case of the 7/7 Terrorist Attacks.” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 14, no. 3 (2011): 427-464.

Phil Tompkins presented a short summary of his new book, Managing Risk and Complexity Through Open Communication and Teamwork (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2015).


Keynote presentation, Conundrum Room “Resilience Design: On the Plus Side of Zero,” Patrice Buzzanell, Purdue University

Keynote Panelists: Resilient Organizational Networks, Marya Doerfel, Rutgers University; The Road to Resilience, Lisa Keranen, University of Colorado—Denver; and The intersection of responsibility, resistance, and resilience, Amy O’Connor, University of Minnesota 

Case Presentation #1, Conundrum Room:  “Renewal Discourse and the Detroit Bankruptcy,” Matt Seeger, Wayne State University; Melvin Gupton, Detroit Workforce Development Department; Debbie Sellnow-Richmond, Wayne State University; and Tim Sellnow, University of Kentucky

Case Presentation #2, Conundrum Room:  "From Organizational Resilience to Renewal: The Role of the L'Aquila Earthquake Crisis in Redefining an International Community of Practice." Tim and Deanna Sellnow, University of Kentucky; and Joel Iverson, University of Montana

Pair and Shares: Laura Black, Ohio University, University of Nevada, Reno, Managing Tensions of Time, Transparency, and Collaboration: Challenges to Our Dialogic Efforts to Build a Resilient Farmers Market; Leah Sprain, Bruce Goldstein, and Claire Chase, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, The Communicative Dimensions of Resilience: A Multiscalar Investigation; Hamilton Bean, University of Colorado, Denver, University of Texas at Austin, Deconstituting al-Qa’ida: CCO Theory and the Decline and Dissolution of Hidden Organizations


The program schedule with titles maybe downloaded here.


During the 2014 conference, the participants generated concrete strategies for doing research in sensitive settings. We posted these online.


Catamount Institute

Providing environmental science education and sustainability programs for schools and businesses. Exploring the science of nature and sustainability with the "bookends of our community." From School Rooms to Board Rooms, we create a vibrant community, where each of us takes responsibility for our actions and business leaders engage in practices that respect our natural resources, give back to the community, and positively affect the bottom line. Our children experience the wonders of the outdoors firsthand, while developing life skills that will serve society, as well as themselves.

Click for information about the Catamount Institute.


Information from the 2013 Aspen Conference

Catamount Presentation

Robbie Cox's Presentation

Gregg Walker's Presentation

Engaging Strategic Relationships, Volunteerism & Deliberation Presenation #1 

Engaging Strategic Relationships, Volunteerism & Deliberation Presentation #2

Engaging Strategic Relationships, Volunteerism & Deliberation Presentation #3

Jesse Sostrin's Presentation

Ilene Wasserman's Presentation


Engaging Communication, Transforming Organizations: Scholarship of Engagement in Action
Edited by Jennifer Lyn Simpson and Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

This book takes up many of today's critical organizational questions and explores how the discipline of communication can contribute in meaningful ways to producing more vibrant and responsive workplaces and how, in turn, the engagement of communication scholars and practitioners in organizational contexts can enrich and deepen theory and scholarship.


  • The Widening Gyre, Pamela Shockley-Zalabak.
  • Bridging Theory and Practice in Organizational Communication, David R. Seibold.
  • Engaging Networks of Practice through a Communicative Theory of the Firm, Tim Kuhn.
  • Communication Centered Change (C3): Engaging the Public Organization, Patricia Riley.
  • Engaging Theory and Practice: Researching High-Tech Cultural Change in the Public Sector, Jeanne McPherson and Stanley Deetz.
  • She’s come undone—Engaging Scholarship and Viral Research, Kirsten J. Broadfoot.
  • Creating Clearings for Communication, Eric Eisenberg.
  • A Meaning-Centered Approach to Consulting: Contributing as an Engaged Communication Scholar, Robert Krizek.
  • Engaging Difference Matters in the Classroom, Jennifer Lyn Simpson and Brenda J. Allen. 
  • Issue-Based Learning: Using Practice to Inform and Enrich our Teaching, Paaige Turner.
  • Contributions of Engaged Scholarship to the Academic Community, Sue DeWine.
  • Transforming Engagement, Cynthia Stohl.
  • Revealing the Wizard Behind the Curtain: The Conversation Continues, Deborah L. Flick, Renée Houston, and Diane M. Martin.
  • Engaging Communication: Politically Responsive Theory in Action, Jennifer Lyn Simpson.

Other Books by Authors in this Volume

Brenda J. Allen

Stanley Deetz

Pamela Shockley-Zalabak

Jennifer Lyn Simpson

Cynthia Stohl

Other Books by Past Conference Presenters

Richard Rianoshek (with Mickey Connoley)

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