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Product Warnings Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Effectiveness of Consumer Product Warnings, Failure Warn, Warning Labels, Safety, Product Liability, Instructions, Warning Label Effectiveness, Risk Safety Communication,

Expert No. 82

EDUCATION

1991        Ph.D.      Communication Studies, University of Kansas.
           
1988        M.A.      Communication Studies, University of Kansas.

1984        B.S.      Mass Communication, Kansas State University.


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Private  University, Texas

Professor, Human Communication.
February 2013 to present

Associate Professor, Human Communication.
August 1997 (tenured) to February 2013

Director, Program in Communication Management.
August 1998 to August 2003

Assistant Professor, Human Communication.
August 1990 to August 1997

Research Areas: Safety and Health Risk Communication, Effectiveness of Warnings, Persuasion and Human Behavior, Doctor-Patient Communication.

Teaching Areas: Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Small Group Communication, Persuasion, and Public Speaking.

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, Communication Studies.
January 1986 to May 1990

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Master Lease Corporation, Bala Cynwyd, (Philadelphia), PA.
Systems Manager, Marketing Division, June 1984 to June 1985

Legal Consulting, San Antonio, TX.
Consultant and expert witness in litigation involving the adequacy of product, equipment, vehicle or workplace warnings and instructions, May 1992 to present

PUBLICATIONS

Available Upon Request

CONVENTION PAPERS

Available Upon Request

SERVICE

University and Departmental

University Curriculum Council (Chair)
University United Way Committee (Chair)
Faculty Development Committee (Chair)
Health and Safety Committee   
University Court
Library Committee
Teaching Effectiveness Seminars for new faculty
Communication Seminars for Alumni Board
Interviewing Workshops for Fulbright scholarship applicants
Classroom presentations for Parents’ Orientation Weekend
Teambuilding Workshops for the Student Government Association
Group Facilitation Seminars for Peer Tutors

Professional

Chair of the Applied Division of the Southern States Communication Association
Paper Reviewer for the Southern States Communication Association
Local Arrangements Chair for the Southern States Communication Association
Nominating Committee for the Southern States Communication Association
Nominating Committee for the Academy of Management
Paper Reviewer for the Academy of Management
Paper Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Communication Research
Paper Reviewer for Management Communication Quarterly
Paper Reviewer for Patient Education and Counseling
Paper Reviewer for Journal of Injury Control and Workplace Safety Promotion
Paper Reviewer for Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Respondent for the Academy of Management
Respondent for the National Communication Association
Expert Witness in product liability litigation

Community

Volunteer for the Youth Literacy organization
Volunteer for the YMCA
Presentations on communication topics to:
    – Texas Association of Government Councils
    – City of San Antonio employees
    – Northside School District’s gifted and talented program
    – First-year medical students at UT Health Science Center
    – The United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

AWARDS

Summer Research Grant, University of Texas Health Science Center, 2011
Academic Leave, Trinity University, 1997, 2004
Summer Research Stipend, Trinity University, 1992, 1994
Teaching Excellence Award, University of Kansas, 1989
Teaching Excellence Award, University of Kansas, 1988
E.C. Buehler Teaching Fellowship Award, University of Kansas, 1988
Outstanding Research Project Award, University of Kansas, 1988

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

International Communication Association
National Communication Association
Southern States Communication Association

Groups