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Faculty | Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

Carolyn Calloway-Thomas

Professor, Department of Communication and Culture




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.

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