January 3, 2012

Brenda J. AllenBrenda J. Allen, professor and associate dean, College of Liberal Arts and Science, delivered the 2011 Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture on Nov. 8 during the National Communication Association’s 97th Annual Convention in New Orleans. Her lecture, titled “Voice Lessons for Social Change,” explored how communication scholarship about voice can inform efforts to effect social change and create a more humane discipline.

Since 1994, the National Communication Association has offered the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture and has featured the most accomplished researchers in communication. The topic for the 97th annual convention was “Voice,” and during her speech in front of a packed grand ballroom, Allen invited, “all members of the discipline of communication to work toward social change by examining power dynamics related to how we communicate with one another in academia.”

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