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Communications educator

Kenneth Norman Cissna, American communications educator. Recipient 1st Annual Alumni Professor award, University South Florida, 1981; Dean's scholarship, University Denver, 1973. Member of Speech Communications Association, Florida Communications Association, Southern Communications Association (life), International Communications Association (life).

Background

Cissna, Kenneth Norman was born on July 10, 1948 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Norman Clark and Jeanne Katherine (Miller) Cissna.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Humboldt State College, 1970. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University Denver, 1975.

Career

Research assistant International Services Division and department speech, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale, 1970-1971. Adjunct instructor speech, College of Redwoods, Eureka, California, 1972. Graduate teaching assistant department speech communication U. Denver, 1973-1975.

Assistant professor communication, director graduate programs department communication, St. Saint Louis University, 1975-1979, associate professor, 1979. Assistant professor.communication U. South Florida, Tampa, 1979-1982, associate professor, since 1982, director graduate studies department communication, since 1985, grievance representative United Faculty Florida, since 1981, grievance chairman, 1983-1984. Director, instructor workshops, conferences, colleges, universities, church business and civic groups.

Invited participant seminars, United States, Japan. Board Governors Speech and Theatre Association Missouri, 1977-1979.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The REAch of Dialogue, 1994, Aplied Communication in the 21st Century, 1995, The Martin Buber-Carl Rogers Dialogue, 1997, Moments of Meeting: Buber, Robers and the Potential for Public Dialogue, 2002, The Rhetoric of Public Dialogue, 2003, Dialogue: Theorizing Difference in Communication Studies, 2004. Editor: Journal Applied Communication Research, 1981-1986. Contributor chapters to books.

Membership

Member of Speech Communications Association, Florida Communications Association, Southern Communications Association (life), International Communications Association (life).

Connections

Married Linda Ann Surbaugh, June 6, 1971 (divorced 1975). Children: Carolyn Jeanne, Jennifer Susan. Married Donna Roberta Leone, June 20, 1977 (divorced 1982).

Married Susan Farl Shackelton, November 13, 1982.

father:
Norman Clark Cissna

mother:
Jeanne Katherine (Miller) Cissna

spouse:
Susan Farl Shackelton

spouse:
Donna Roberta Leone

spouse:
Linda Ann Surbaugh

child:
Jennifer Susan Cissna

child:
Carolyn Jeanne Cissna