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Michael Hyde

Michael Hyde

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Expertise
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Communication Ethics
  • Health Communication
  • Semantics and Language
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Perfection
Teaching
  • Communication and the Structure of Reality
  • Communication Ethics
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Ethics of Health Communication
Selected Publications
  • Life’s Openings: A Study in the Ethics of Human Communication, (Baylor University Press, in press, 2012).
  • “The Expertise of Human Being and Depression,” Social Epistemology 25, (2011): 263-274.
  • Bioethics, Public Moral Argument, and Social Responsibility, (New York: Routledge, Annals of Bioethics, 2011-2012, co-edited with Nancy M. P. King)
  • Perfection: Coming to Terms with Being Human, (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2010).
    “Communication Ethics and Bioethics: An Interface” (with Nancy M.P. King). Review of Communication 10 (2010): 156-171.
  • “Ethics, Rhetoric, and Discourse,” in Handbook for Communication Ethics, eds. George Cheney et. Al. (New York: Routledge, 2010), 31-44.
Education
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
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Michael Hyde is an award-winning professor renowned for his research and expertise in bioethics and communication. With nearly 40 years of teaching experience, he is a Fellow of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, a recipient of national, state, and university research grants for his work in “the rhetoric of medicine,” and holds a joint appointment in the Program in Bioethics, Health and Society in the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Continue reading »

Justin Catanoso

Justin Catanoso

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Expertise
  • Journalism
  • Writing, Reporting and Editing
  • 24-Hour News Cycle
  • Evolving Media Landscape
  • Investigative Reporting
  • NC Business and Economic Issues
  • Catholic Saints and Saint-Making
  • Travel Writing
Teaching
  • Editing
  • Investigative reporting
  • Magazine writing
  • Composition
Education
  • BA, Penn State University
  • MA, Wake Forest University

As a career journalist for 30 years, Justin Catanoso combines his professional experience and his personal passion to inspire and prepare the next generation of aspiring writers, reporters, producers and editors in the continually evolving media landscape. Continue reading »

Mary Foskett

Mary Foskett

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Expertise
  • Gospels
  • Christian apocrypha
  • Hermeneutics (interpretation of the New Testament)
  • Humanities
Current research
  • Serving on the editorial board and as a contributor to Feasting on the Gospels, a project following the widely acclaimed, Feasting on the Word.
Teaching
  • The Bible in America
  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Feminist and contemporary interpretations of the Bible
  • Early Christian literature
  • Feminist reconstructions of the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene
Education
  • Ph.D., 1997, in New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University
  • M.Div., 1989 – Union Theological Seminary, New York
  • BA, 1985, New York University
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Foskett’s primary expertise is in New Testament studies, particularly contemporary approaches to New Testament interpretation, especially feminist and culturally contextualized interpretations of biblical texts and traditions. Continue reading »

Mercy Eyadiel

Mercy Eyadiel

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Expertise
  • Talent Recruitment
  • Internships
  • Interview Prep
  • Staff Retention
  • Networking
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Program Design
  • Partnerships and Alliances
  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Community and Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
Education
  • BA, Southern Nazarene University
  • MAEd, Oklahoma City University

Mercy Eyadiel believes that key to helping students secure not just any job, but the right job, is a strong network of people who teach, guide and support them both personally and professionally. With more than 15 years of experience in career development, Eyadiel’s mission and passion are to help students discover their values and provide ways for them to translate their interests into a rewarding career. As such, she has been quoted in national media outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal to Parents magazine. Continue reading »

Bill Wells

Bill Wells

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Expertise
  • Financial Aid
  • Enrollment strategies and management
  • Need-Based Aid
  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • FAFSA
  • Pell Grants
  • Net-Price Calculator
  • Institutional and Federal Methodologies
Education
  • MA Ed, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MAT, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BA, Wake Forest University
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Bill Wells has made it his life’s mission to make higher education affordable for students and their families. With nearly 35 years of experience in financial aid, Wells can help students and parents make informed decisions about college affordability, explain the nuances of need-based assistance and merit-based scholarships, and discuss how legislative changes impact Pell grants and student loans. Continue reading »

Peter Gilbert

Peter Gilbert

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Expertise
  • Documentary film
  • Filmmaking techniques
  • Business of filmmaking
  • Visual storytelling
  • Technology and film
  • Film industry trends
Teaching
  • Graduate and undergraduate courses in film

With the advent of affordable technology, more documentaries are being produced then ever before. “Hoop Dreams” producer Peter Gilbert is an expert on how documentary films are made. From truth-telling accountability to the ethics involved in using live subjects to the ins and outs of getting a film screened, he can comment on the latest trends. He is teaching in the University’s Documentary Film Program while continuing to produce and direct new films.

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John Llewellyn

John Llewellyn

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Expertise
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Public Relations
  • Organizational Legitimacy
  • Political Communication
  • Urban Legends
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Op-Ed Writing
  • Speechwriting
  • Persuasive Writing
Teaching
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Organizational Communication
  • Great American Speeches of the 20th Century
  • Sport Communication and Society
  • Organizational Rhetoric
  • Writing for PR and Advertising
Selected Publications
  • “Reward, Identity and Autonomy: Ethical Issues in College Athletics.” In Cases in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspective and Practices, 2nd ed. (ed. Steven K. May) Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA. (in press).
  • Articles in SAGE Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. “Carolina Hurricanes,” “Carolina Panthers,” “Chicago Bears,” “Conferences,” “Corporate PR, Marketing PR,” “Final Four,” “Murphy’s Law,” “Over Deliver, Under Promise.” (in press).
  • “Paws, Pathos and Presidential Persuasion: Franklin Roosevelt’s ‘Fala Speech’ as Precursor and Model for Richard Nixon’s ‘Checkers Speech.’” Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal, 2010, vol. 37, pp. 64-75.
  • “Regulation: Government, Business and the Self in the United States.” In The Debate Over Corporate Social Responsibility (ed. George Cheney, Juliet Roper & Steven May) Oxford University Press: March, 2007.
  • “Public Attention and Political Reputation.” Society, Nov.-Dec., 2004.
  • “Rudy and Gary Get Makeovers: Public Attention and Political Reputation Post 9/11.” In Language, Symbols, and the Media: Communication in the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attack (ed. Robert E. Denton, Jr.) Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, 2004.
Education
  • BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • MA, University of Arkansas
  • PhD, University of Texas

Actions may speak louder than words, but John Llewellyn knows the right words have the power to prompt people to action. Llewellyn is a scholar of rhetoric whose work includes analyzing persuasive language from the nation’s most prominent politicians, coaches and civil rights leaders. A former speechwriter and public information officer, Llewellyn also specializes in crisis communication, having studied the intersection of politics and public relations for nearly 30 years. Continue reading »

Eric G. Wilson

Eric G. Wilson

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Expertise
  • American Culture and Mental Health
  • Literature and Psychology
  • Film and Religion
  • Western Esoteric Traditions
  • Humanism and Technology
  • Transatlantic Romanticism
  • The Gothic
Teaching
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Literature and Film
  • The Gothic
  • British Romantic Poets
  • American Romanticism
  • Studies in American Romanticism
Selected Publications
  • Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck (New York: Sarah Crichton/ Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012).
  • My Business Is To Create: Blake’s Infinite Writing (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011).
  • The Mercy of Eternity: A Memoir of Depression and Grace (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010).
  • Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy (New York: Sarah Crichton/ Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008).
Education
  • BA, Appalachian State University
  • MA, Wake Forest University
  • PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Media

As a leading expert in the relationships between literature and psychology, Eric G. Wilson embraces what many fear: melancholy, mental illness, and controversy. A distinguished Romantic scholar and best-selling author, Wilson chronicles his struggle and ultimate embrace of bipolar disorder in the wake of his daughter’s birth, challenges America’s obsessions with superficial happiness, and explores William Blake’s vision of creativity and the practices it implies. Continue reading »

Robert Whaples

Robert Whaples

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Expertise
  • Economic history of the U.S.
  • Employment and unemployment
  • Consensus among economists on current policy issues
  • History of labor markets
  • Minimum wage
  • Elimination of the penny
  • Walmart and big box retailers
Current research
  • Entrepreneurship in American history
Teaching
  • Role of Government in the Economy
  • American Economic Development
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • His course, Modern Economic Issues, is available on DVD and CD from The Teaching Company.
Education
  • BA, University of Maryland
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania

With double-digit unemployment rates in many states and the recession still casting a shadow on the nation’s economic outlook, Robert Whaples can analyze issues ranging from employment trends and labor wages to worker productivity and the impact of Walmart on the U.S. economy. Continue reading »

Deborah Best

Deborah Best

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Expertise
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive Development
  • Memory Development
  • Stereotypes and Attitudes
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Gender Roles Development
Current Research
  • Cross-cultural gender stereotypes among young children
  • Cognitive and social development during the preschool and school-age years
Teaching
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Graduate Seminar in Developmental Psychology
  • Honors Seminar
Selected Publications
  • Best, D.L. (2010). The contributions of the Whitings to the study of the socialization of gender. In C.P. Edwards & T.S. Weisner (Eds.), “The contributions of Beatrice and John Whiting to the cross-cultural study of children and adolescents.” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.
  • Best, D.L. (2010). Gender. In Bornstein, M. H. (Ed.). Handbook of cultural developmental science. New York: Taylor & Francis (pp. 209-222).
  • Smith, P.B., & Best, D.L. (Eds.). (2009). Cross-cultural psychology. Four volume set, Sage benchmarks in psychology series. London: Sage Publications, ltd.
  • Howse, R.B., Best, D.L., & Stone, E.R. (2003). Children’s decision making: The effects of training, reinforcement, and memory aids. Cognitive Development, 18, 247-268.
  • Guajardo, N.R., & Best, D.L. (2000). Do preschoolers remember what to do? Incentive and external cues in prospective memory. Cognitive Development.
Education
  • BA, MA, Wake Forest University
  • PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Having studied developmental psychology for more than 40 years, Deborah Best is an expert in human development and early childhood. As an authority in some of the most controversial topics in parenting, psychology and education today, Best can discuss gender roles in childhood and adolescence, cross-cultural views on co-sleeping, age-related changes in memory, the development of sex stereotypes and cognitive and social development. Continue reading »