Prof. Thomas G. Endres
Topic: ““From Sturgis to Bangkok: A Storied Journey.”“
Storytelling is an important part of the human experience. Dr. Endres shares with us stories of his growth as a person, as an educator, and as a media and communication scholar. In particular, he will share interviews and photographs of his photo-ethnographic book “Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the People of the World’s Largest Motorcycle Rally.” In sharing these stories, Endres will encourage the audience – journalists and educators alike – to collect and listen to the stories of those around them, and to value and share those images and narratives in our personal and professional endeavors.
A communication generalist, Endres’ research and teaching focus mainly in the areas of leadership, pedagogy, and popular culture. He is author and photographer of the book Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the People of the World’s Largest Motorcycle Rally (Kirk House, 2002). He has published over 30referred articles in journals and proceedings such as the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, and Popular Music and Society, and is author of several book chapters on popular culture topics ranging froman analysis of The Rocky Horror Picture Show to tattoos as family identifiers. Most recently, he authored the definitive essay on Ernest Bormann’s Symbolic Convergence Theory for the International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy.
A former intercollegiate national speech champion, Endres has delivered over 200 presentations, workshops and keynote addresses throughout the United States – including Alaska, Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico – and internationally in countries including Spain, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. In 2012, he delivered the keynote address for the MediAsia and FilmAsia conference in Osaka, Japan.
Among his honors, Endres was named the 2001 Outstanding Professor from the National Speakers Association, the United States’ premier organization for professional speakers. In 2005, he received the University of Northern Colorado’s Academic Leadership Excellence award and, in 2008, he received service awards from both the Rocky Mountain Communication Association and the National Communication Association’s States Advisory Council. In 2013, that latter group also recognized him asAdministrator of the Year.
Currently Endres serves as an officer or web manager for both corporate and disciplinary professional boards. An active member of his community, Tom and his wife Kate have five adult daughters between them, and live with their Pomeranian named Topper outside of Greeley, Colorado.
Assoc. Prof. Dale Edwards
Topic: “Techno-regulation: The Never-ending Government Regulatory Battle to Keep Up With Technology“
The keynote address will examine how technological advances have both enhanced the ability to communicate internationally and altered the politics of international communication as governments wrangle with that enhanced capability. The address will briefly discuss the history of technological development and how it affected political reality and examine some current trends and how they do and yet will affect attempts to govern effectively.
Dale Edwards is Associate Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He has taught there for the past 10 years, teaching broadcast, media law, and ethics courses. Prior to coming to UNC he taught and directed the library at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon. He worked for nearly 20 years as a journalist and air personality in both radio and television, as well as working in print journalism. He holds a Ph.D. in Media Law and Media History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as Masters degrees from Brigham Young University and Utah State University. He holds a bachelors degree from Brigham Young University. His research interests include examination of the presence of myth-indicative language in television news coverage.
Edwards’ research has been published in a variety of communication journals and conference proceedings. He has presented and guest lectured at national and regional conferences throughout the United States. He has been a national officer in both the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association, and currently serves in the leadership of the AEJMC Electronic News Division.
Edwards and his wife Julie have five adult children and seven grandchildren. They live in Greeley, Colorado where they are active in the community, particularly in arts-related activities.
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