Tag Archives: research

Learnshop on Tensions Model to Negotiate with Environmental Stakeholders at GLBD 2018 Conference

I was privileged to facilitate a “Learn shop” at the 14th annual conference of the Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit, targeted primarily at regional leaders working toward environmental sustainability. My own contribution centered on helping learnshop participants use communication theory to engage multiple stakeholders amid the “wicked problems” of environmental sustainability. Drawing from my research, I […]

Presented paper on actual vs. communicative work of sustainability at Brown Bag Lecture

Last week, I talked about my ongoing research into the communicative meaning-making processes of sustainability work, from the perspective of practitioners who implement it, at the Brown Bag Lecture Series organized by Wayne State University’s Humanities Center. The Humanities Center is, of course, the principal sponsor and supporter of the Sustainability Scholars Forum that I helped […]

Back from CSCA: Orgcomm Top Paper, Steelcase tour, & Other Awesomeness

It has been a wonderfully informative and stimulating time spent at the Central States Communication Association, in Grand Rapids, MI. Several vignettes stand out… First there was the amazing pre-conference tour of Steelcase corporate headquarters, organized by the Organizational and Professional Communication division. The tour enabled us to examine how contemporary workplaces may be designed […]

Whirlwind successfully completed: Sustainability symposium, Journal Special Issue 1st reviews, Alaska research trip

It has been an eventful time since my last post, mostly dominated by organizing the “Social Institutions and Sustainability” symposium on campus at Wayne State University, first level of reviewing submissions for a special issue of Critical Sociology journal, and my recently concluded research trip to Fairbanks, Alaska.

Upcoming deadline for “Social Institutions & Sustainability” research symposium at Wayne State University: June 15, 2015

Last fall, some colleagues and I decided to set up a research working group, called the Sustainability Scholars’ Forum (SSF), and I’m excited that the centerpiece of our efforts is set to bear fruit soon — an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of “Social Institutions and Sustainability.” The deadline for abstract submissions is coming within a […]