“Arts and Cultural Engagement” IU Northwest and Community-Based Engagement: Building
Our Future Together.” Paper presentations for Chancellor Lowe’s Installation and Colloquium. 2010.
“Using Performance as an Epistemological Tool: Personal Narratives in the Classroom”. (Co-Authored with Dorothy Ige). Paper presentation for the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Indiana University at Bloomington, Fall 2009.
“From the Songs of the Rhapsodes to Auto-ethnographical Performance: Investigating the Life-long Dialogic Engagement of Self and Other.” Paper Presentation for the COAS Research Conference, Indiana University Northwest, Fall 2008.
“Bynum & Myer: Thematic Rhetorical Analysis of Black and White Female Preacher Evangelists .”
(Co-Authored with Dorothy Ige). Paper Presentation for the COAS Research Conference, Indiana University Northwest, Fall 2008.
“America at War: Homefront Narratives from Women of World War II”, a paper presentation at the Indiana Academy of Social Sciences, October, 2007.
“Effective Business Writing and Communication”, a training seminar for U.S. Steel, Midwest Steel Training Center, June 2007.
“America at War: Home front Narratives on WWII from Women of the Calumet Region,” Paper Presentation for the COAS Research Conference, Indiana University Northwest, November, 2006
“Workplace Communication: Tools for Effectiveness,” Communication Training Program for Woodland Childhood Development Center, Hammond, IN, October 2006.
"Reconstructing and Deconstructing the 'Dark Days': Explicating the usefulness of personal narrative performance and the process of grieving." Paper Presentation for the National Communication Association meeting in Boston in November 2005.
“Performing ‘Enter/cultural’ Narratives and Autoethnographies.” Panel Respondent. National Communication Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois in November 2004.
“Performance as an epistemological tool: Engaging the community and classroom through personal narration.” Paper presentation. The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, October 2004.
“Personal Narrative Beyond the Performance Classroom: Using Personal Narrative in the Basic Communication Course.” Southern Illinois University Returning Artist Program Carbondale, Il. April 2004.
Participant, EMA Conference: Action for Diversity and Equity in Teaching and Learning Meeting at Indiana University Kokomo, November 2003.
“Narrative Research at the Crossroads: the Process of Working with Narrative Script. Panel Planner and presenter/discussant. Central States Communication Association meeting in maha, Nebraska in April 2003.
Respondent, “Consequence Vs. Choice: A Performance of Personal Narratives on Single Motherhood.” Central States Communication Association meeting in Omaha, Nebraska in April 2003.
“Narrative Knowing and the Performance of Everyday Life.’ Presentation for Seminar Day, Indiana University Northwest, April, 2002.
“The Dark Days: Deconstructing Depression and Reconstructing Lives.” Performance/Discussion at the Central States Communication Association meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in April 2002.
“Re-Inventing Community Identification in the Political Arena: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s move from First Lady to Candidate for the New York Senate.” Paper presentation at the Central States Communication Association meeting in Cincinnati, OH in April 2001.
“Gender Conflict in African American Communities & Coping With the Messages of Men: Selected Literature Review.” Paper presentation at the Central States Communication Association meeting in Cincinnati, OH, April 2001.
Panel Planner, “Changing the Community Conversation Through Gender-Targeted Audiences.” Central States Communication Association meeting, Cincinnati, OH, April 2001.
“Implementing with Integrity: Balancing Campaign-Effectiveness Strategies and Ethical Accountability to the Target Audience.” Paper presentation for the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 1999.
“Women as Lovers: Scenes From the Plays of Theresa Carilli.” A performance at the Central States Communication Association Conference in Chicago, Il, April, 1998.
“Self as Subject: Exploring Intentionality, Catharsis and the Collective Story.” Paper presentation, National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois, November, 1997.
Panel Planner, “Teaching Strategies in Interpersonal Communication Courses for the 21st Century.” Central States Communication Association, St. Paul, MN, April, 1996.
“Using Theatricalization to Stimulate an Interactive Classroom Environment.” Central States Communication Association, St. Paul, MN, April, 1996.
“Resisting Museums as Cultural Authority: Theatricality and the Windy City Art Blues.” Paper presentation, co-authored with Christine Broda-Bahm. Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX, November 1995.
“Bruising and Healing All Over Again: Staging Survivor Narratives.” Paper presentation, Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 1994.
“Performance Ethics: Implications of Staging Abuse Survivor Narratives.” Paper presentation, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, IL, July 1994.
“Performing and Knowing: Gender Construction in/as Embodiment.” Paper presentation, Central States Communication Association, Oklahoma City, OK, April, 1994.
“Performing Politics: Media Performance Aesthetics for Women in Political Campaigns.” Paper presentation, Central States Communication Association, Oklahoma City, OK, April, 1994.
“Using Mass Media to Understand the Relationship Between Nonverbal Communication and Human Interaction.” Paper presentation, Central States Communication Association, Chicago, IL, April, 1990.
“Preparing a Case for Excellence” CETL Presentation, March 2007. Communication Week. Coordinated events and activities for I.U.N.’s “Communication Week” which included panel discussions and paper presentations by students, faculty and guest speakers from area universities and organizations, Spring 1998, Spring 1999, Spring and Fall 2000, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004; and Spring 2005; Spring 2006
Co-Organizer for the Redhawk Debate Tournament which invites area high school students to compete through debate on campus. January 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011.
Campus Coordinator, “The Vagina Monologues,” 2003.
Attendee, FACET Retreat, May 2003; May 2008; May 2011
“Narrative Knowing and the Performance of Everyday Life.” Presentation for Seminar Day, Indiana University Northwest, April 2002.
Reading of “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou for the Celebrating Our Students meeting at Indiana University Northwest in celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2001.
“Virtual Reality Replaces Virtually Everything: Searching for the Disappearing Oral Culture of the 21st Century.” A paper presentation for “Communication Week,” Indiana University Northwest, November 2000.
“Narrative Performance On and Off the Stage.” Presentation for “Seminar Day” at I.U.N. in April 2000.
“Improving Interpersonal Communication Effectiveness,” a seminar for the staff of Hammond Housing Authority, Hammond, IN, February, 1999.
“Remembering the 150th Anniversary of Seneca Falls.” A performance which was part of the 10th Anniversary of Women’s Studies at I.U.N. celebration, October, 1998.
“Herstory: Exploring the Diversity of Women’s Voices.” Indiana University at Kokomo, Women’s Conference, April 1997.
“Rhetorical Strategies of Empowerment.” Paper presentation for I.U.N. panel honoring Women’s History Month, entitled, “Empowering Women Against Violence,” March, 1996.
“Breaking the Cycle: Narration as a Source of Empowerment for Victim’s of Abuse.” Visiting Director and Lecturer, Purdue University Calumet, March, 1994
Coordinator, Speech Forum, Department of Communication, 1994.