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Carl Everett Larson

Carl Everett Larson, American speech communications educator. Member Speech Communication Association, International Communication Association (board directors 1967-1969).


  • Larson, Carl Everett was born on February 5, 1939 in Verdun, Nebraska, United States. Son of Carl Frederick and Grace Bernadette (Rowe) Larson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Idaho State University, 1961. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kansas, 1965.


    • Instructor Bowling Green (Ohio) University, 1964-1966. Assistant professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1966-1969. Professor speech communications University Denver, 1969-1978, 81-84, 86—, chairman speech communications department, 1978-1980.

      Visiting scholar University Nevada, Reno, 1980-1981. Dean of social science University Denver, 1984-1986. Consultant Baxter healthcare corporation, Chicago, since 1984.

      Research consultant Denver Regional Council Government, 1980-1985. Consultant National Commission on Diabetes United States Congress, Washington, 1974-1975.


    • Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong (SAGE Series in Interpersonal Communication)
    • What are the secrets of successful teams? Why do some teams achieve remarkable success while others fail or are consigned to mediocrity? To find the answers, Larson and LaFasto interviewed a wide range of teams, including the space shuttle Challenger investigation team and executive management teams, and discovered a surprising consistency in the characteristics of effective teams.
    • Author: (with others) Introduction to Interpersonal Communication, 1971, Speech Communication, 1972, Group Communication, 1975, The Functions of Human Communication, 1976, Teamwork, 1989.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member Speech Communication Association, International Communication Association (board directors 1967-1969).



    Billiards, chess, fishing.


    • Married Georgiana Westrich, January 28, 1960. Children: Mike, Lauretta, Darlene.
    • father: Carl Frederick Larson
    • mother: Grace Bernadette (Rowe) Larson
    • spouse: Georgiana Westrich
    • children: Mike Larson
    • Lauretta Larson
    • Darlene Larson
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    Born February 5, 1939