Faculty | Carolyn Calloway-Thomas
Professor, Department of Communication and Culture
- Ph.D., Indiana University
Carolyn Calloway-Thomas studies intercultural communication, African American communication, intersections between empathy and conflict, and pedagogy and civic engagement. She is currently president of the World Communication Association and president of the Bloomington Faculty Council at Indiana University. She is author of Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective (2010), coauthor of Intercultural Communication: a Text/Reader (2007) and Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes (1999) and coeditor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse (1993). She has served in many leadership positions, including associate dean of the faculties, member of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Praxis Speech Communication National Advisory Board, director of the Interracial Communications Project (funded by the C. S. Mott Foundation), and past president of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA). In 2012, she was inducted into the CSCA’s Hall of Fame. In 2007, she was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table conference on diversity and public policy at Oxford University in England. Her national awards include a Ford Postdoctoral fellowship; a Fulbright scholarship to Nigeria, West Africa; a Carnegie scholarship; the National Communication Association’s Robert J. Kibler award; and the Distinguished Alumni award from Grambling State University. She currently serves as Book Review Editor of the Howard Journal of Communications and as a member of the editorial board of Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, a publication of the World Communication Association.
- Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective. SAGE, 2010.
- Intercultural Communication: A Text/Reader. With Pamela J. Cooper & Cheri J. Simonds. Pearson, 2007.
- Intercultural Communication: Roots and Routes. With Pamela J. Cooper and Cecil Blake. Allyn & Bacon, 1999.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Sermonic Power of Public Discourse. Edited with John Lucaites. University of Alabama Press, 1993.
- “Barbed Wire Enclosed Spaces and Places: Elites, Ethnic Tensions and Public Policy.” Forum on Public Policy Online: A Journal of the Oxford Round Table. (2007): 1-19.
- “Disgrace and Identity Construction in South Africa.” With Jack E. Thomas. In Intercultural Communication: A Text/Reader. (2007): pp. 89-97.
- “W. E. B. Dubois and the Souls of Black Folk: Generating an Expressive Repertoire for African American Communication.” With Thurmon Garner. In Dolan Hubbard (Ed.). The Souls of Black Folks: One Hundred Years Later. University of Missouri Press. (2003): 251-268.
- “African American Orality: Expanding Rhetoric. With Thurmon Garner. In Ronald L. Jackson & Elaine Richardson (eds.). Understanding African American Rhetoric: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovation. (2003): 43-56.
Selected Honors and Awards
- 2012 Inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s Hall of Fame
- 2011 Lambda Pi Eta Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award
- 2011 Teaching Honor, National Communication Association
- 2007 Participant, Oxford University Round Table on Diversity in Society, Oxford in England
- 2004 Commission on Multicultural Understanding Faculty Award
- 2003 Distinguished Service Award, Interracial Communication Project Group
- 2000 Carnegie Scholarship
- 1999 Robert J. Kibler Award, National Communication Association
- 1990 Fulbright Scholarship