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CURRICULUM VITAE

Richard T. Curry, Ph.D.

Wisconsin School of Business The University of Wisconsin - Madison Phone: (931) 625-6663 Email: richardcurryt@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2014, May:

Ph.D., Communication & Information

Concentrations:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Communication Studies

Cognate:

Speech Communication & Online Pedagogy

2010, May:

M.A., Organizational & Strategic Communication

Concentration:

Queens University of Charlotte Organizational & Strategic Communication

Cognate:

Social Media & Communication Technology

2003, May:

B.S., Communication Studies Wingate University

EMPLOYMENT & EXPERIENCE

Aug. 2015 --

Aug. 2014 -- May 2015

Jan. 2014 -- Aug. 2014

Aug. 2011 -- May 2014

Aug. 2010 -- Aug. 2011

Sept. 2007 -- Dec. 2010

Feb. 2005 -- Sept. 2007

May 2003 -- Feb. 2005

MBA Communication Coach / General Business Instructor University of Wisconsin- Madison, Wisconsin

Visiting Assistant Professor, St. John Fisher College - Rochester, New York

Liberal Arts Faculty, Pellissippi State Community College Knoxville, Tennessee

Graduate Teaching Associate, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Tennessee

Adjunct Instructor/Student Media Advisor, Queens University of Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina

Licensed Investment Banker, Wells Fargo- Charlotte, North Carolina

Sales Manager/Loan Officer, Bank of America Home Loans - Charlotte, North Carolina

Account Executive, Citigroup – Charlotte, North Carolina

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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Public Speaking, Speech Anxiety, Presentation Skills, Nonverbal Communication, Organizational Communication, Social Media and Technology, Interpersonal Communication, Diversity & Inclusion Research, & Pedagogy Research.

WORLD TRAVELS AND INTERNATIONAL STUDY

Includes: Austria: Vienna., France: Paris, Tours & Toulouse., Spain: Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, Seville, & Malaga. Africa: Tangier, Morocco., Germany: Berlin, Wittenberg, Dresden, & Leipzig., Netherlands: Amsterdam., Czech Republic: Prague., Italy: Rome, & Messina, Sicily., Greece: Athens, Chania & Souda, Turkey: Ephesus & Kusadasi., Slovakia: Bratislava., Hungary:

Budapest., United Kingdom: London, England & Bath., Canada: Quebec & Toronto., Puerto Rico, Caymans, Mexico, Malta, Crete, & Gibraltar.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

GENERAL BUSINESS 300: PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course develops students' abilities to improve the effectiveness of their business writing and business presentation skills. Students learn a systematic writing and editing process and apply that process to business documents, including memos, email, letters, and reports. Students also learn to prepare and deliver effective business presentations, with topics including organization, audience analysis, improving delivery skills, and the use of presentation software. (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

COMMUNICATIONS 253: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

This course develops students' abilities to improve the effectiveness of their business writing and business presentation skills. Students learn a systematic writing and editing process and apply that process to business documents, including memos, email, letters, and reports. Students also learn to prepare and deliver effective business presentations, with topics including organization, audience analysis, improving delivery skills, and the use of presentation software. (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

COMMUNICATIONS 250: SPEECH COMMUNICATION

An introduction to the field of human communication. Topics include interpersonal communication, small group communication, and public speaking. Equal emphasis is placed on acquiring a theoretical body of knowledge related to each topic and on practicing skills in the form of presentations, speeches, and group discussions. (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)

SPEECH 2100: PUBLIC SPEAKING

Principles and practices of the oral communication process, with a primary emphasis on extemporaneous public speaking. Course incorporates research and planning, audience demographics, topic selection, small and large group communication, listening, reasoning, and evaluation skills. (Spring 2014, 5 sections; Summer 2014)

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SPEECH 2100WW2: ONLINE PUBLIC SPEAKING

Online Learning Environment: Tennessee Distance Learning. Principles and practices of the oral communication process, with a primary emphasis on extemporaneous public speaking. Course incorporates research and planning, audience demographics, topic selection, small and large group communication, listening, reasoning, and evaluation skills. (Summer, 2014)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 312: SURVEY IN INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

This course involves a critical look at interpersonal communication. The class includes analysis, synthesis, and testing of theories relevant to various contexts and issues of interpersonal communication. Students will be expected to recognize and manage their own patterns of communication as well as understand major issues involved in studying communication as an interpersonal dynamic. (Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012)

COMMUNICATIONS 240: BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course covers the theory and practice of speaking and writing within professional contexts. (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)

COMMUNICATIONS 250 UT/PSCC BRIDGE PROGRAM: ADVANCED PUBLIC SPEAKING

This course focuses on theory and practice of informative and persuasive speaking at the advanced level. (Summer 2013)

COMMUNICATIONS 213: PRACTICUM: THE QUEENS CHRONICLE

This course offers students the chance to gain hands-on experience in interviewing, brainstorming, staff meetings, layout and design, photography, and learning journalistic integrity while producing for the student led university newspaper publication. (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES 342: SURVEY IN ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION

This course offers an overview of how people in for-profit and non-profit contexts interact both internally and externally. (Fall, 2011)

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

2014

Nominated St. John Fisher College’s Freshman Faculty Teaching Award

2014

Nominated Western States Communication Association’s (WSCA) Distinguished Teacher Award

2013

Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Member Award - University of Tennessee Athletics Faculty Appreciation Banquet

2013

Nominated UTK Chancellor’s Awards -LGBT Faculty Advocate Award – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2013

Nominated UTK Chancellor’s Awards – Student Leadership Award – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

2012

Graduate Teacher of the Year – College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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2010

Distinguished Master’s Student Award – Queens University of Charlotte

2009

Recipient Wells Fargo Diversity Champion Award for promoting and supporting diversity via local initiatives

2008

Recipient Wells Fargo Volunteerism Award for local community volunteering

2006

Bank of America Local Executive of the Month Award for 11/12 months in 2006

2006

Bank of America Regional Executive of the Month Award 6/12 months in 2006

2005

Bank of America Sales Summit Winner

2005

#8/32,000 Ranked in Bank of America’s global sales organization

2005

Established Bank of America Sales record for regional units for a month at 22

2005

Established Bank of America Sales record for regional volume in a month at $2.5 million

2004

Appointed President of the Voice of the Employee Organization, Citigroup

2004

Collector of the Month 9/12 months in 2004

2004

Established Citigroup regional record for clearing house payments taken in a single day

2004

Established Citigroup regional record for volume collected in a single month

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

North Carolina Life Insurance License

North Carolina Health Insurance License

NASD Federal Series 6 Investment Company Products/Variable Life Contracts Representative License

NASD Federal Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination License

NASD Federal Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination License

North Carolina Mortgage Origination License

RESEARCH AGENDA

My research agenda brings together diverse perspectives to explore how communication technologies, specifically online social networking sites (SNS), impact representations of sexuality and issues related to emerging adult’s understanding of their own identities. It also examines larger cultural identity markers like gender, race, sexuality, religiosity, etc. New communication technologies like online SNS are conceptualized as tools for uniting people and ideas across distance. The impact of social media and SNS continues to reach outside the boundaries of the virtual, shaping our material reality with yet unmeasured effects. As a result, the need to understand the role of emerging social technologies on identity creation and management has never been more immediate.

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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

PUBLICATION IN EDITED VOLUMES

Curry. R., & Reno, K. (2013) Nonverbal Communication. In Violanti, M. (Ed.)., Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. Knoxville: Hayden-McNeil.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Curry, R. (2016) What’s Next? Teaching Business Communication Students Kindness as a Pillar of Everyday Philanthropy in Future New Workplaces. Academy of Management: Learning & Education (accepted with revisions).

Curry, R. (2016). Understanding the Gift of Time – Measuring Impact In Business Communication Classrooms through Empowering Students at a critical stage of their lives. Journal of Business Communication (accepted with revisions).

Curry, R. (2016). When to Lead, Follow, and Let Go: Becoming a Strong Leader in the Classroom. Journal of Pedagogy (accepted with revisions).

Westerman, C.K., Heuett, K., Reno, K.M., & Curry, R. (2014). What makes performance feedback seem fair? Synchronicity, channel, and valence effects on perceptions of organizational justice in feedback delivery. Management Communication Quarterly.

Curry, Richard Tazz. (2014). Online Social Networking Sites: Meaning of SNS's to gay men from non-accepting families. PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2014.

http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2758

Curry, R. (2016). Online social networking applications: Diminished anxiety and increased awareness of self among gay and bi-sexual men. Journal of LBGT Youth (accepted with revisions).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS UNDER REVIEW

Curry, R. (2016). The Limits and Possibilities of Emerging Technology Usage in the Classroom: How a deeper, and more engaged understanding of Millennial’ usage of technology can foster innovative thinking and cohesion in the classroom. Unpublished paper submitted for presentation at the 103 rd annual National Communication Association Conference in Dallas, TX.

Curry, R. (2016) The Influence of Relational Maintenance Strategies Among Graduate MBA Students. Unpublished paper submitted for presentation at the 2017 International Association for Business Communication Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

Curry, R. (2016). Show and Tell: Reimagining ways to foster inclusiveness and cohesion

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in a Business and Professional Communication Classroom. Unpublished paper submitted for presentation at the 2017 Association of Business Communication Regional Conference in Provo, UT.

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Curry, R. (2016). The Influence of Relational Maintenance Strategies Among Graduate MBA Students.

Curry, R. (2016). Linking Classroom Practices to Community Engagement: The Case for Encouraging Student Voice.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Curry, R. (2016). Defining Distinctiveness: The Connection Between Classroom Identity, Competitiveness, and Strategy In Undergraduate Business Students. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 102 nd annual National Communication Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Curry, R. (2016) The Insight of Outsiders: Classroom Disruptions and Triggers for Divergent Sensemaking. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 102 nd annual National Communication Association Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Curry, R. (2015). Where two rivers meet, the water is never calm: Early Lessons in Building a Safe Classroom Learning Environment. Unpublished paper submitted for presentation at the 101 st annual National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Curry, R. (2014). “The presence of our past(s)”: Moving ‘Queer Theory’ forward for the next generation of NCA scholars. Paper accepted for presentation at the 101st annual National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Curry, R. (2014). Intergroup relations and critiquing queer theory: Self-categorization theory as a lens for examining LGBTQ rejection of ‘queer’ group membership and association. Paper accepted for presentation at the 65 th annual International Communication Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Curry, R. (2014). Rethinking LGBTQ scholarship: How ‘Queer Theory’ can benefit from examination in traditionally, non-critical social scientific approaches. Paper submitted for presentation at the 101st annual National Communication Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Curry, R. (2014). Transcending the virtual: Online social networking site’s ability to shape the material reality of ‘Queer’ life. Paper submitted for presentation at the 84 th annual Western States Association Annual Conference in Spokane, WA.

Curry, R. (2014). Defining “gayness”: A hetero-normative perspective of what it means to be gay. Paper submitted for presentation at the 84 th annual Western States Association Annual Conference in Spokane, WA.

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Curry, R. (2014). “I’d rather have a dead son than a gay one:” An examination of Tennessee’s controversial ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 100 th annual National Communication Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Curry, R. (2014). Reshaping fear: Effectively negotiating the “coming out” process through online social networking applications. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 84 th annual Southern States Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Curry, R. (2014). A communicative ontology of “gay”: A description, history, critique, and expansion of queer theory.” Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 84 th annual Southern States Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.

Curry, R. (2014). Online social networking sites: Communicative patterns impacting interpersonal relationships of LGBTQ individuals during emerging adulthood. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 83 th annual Western States Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Curry, R. (2014). Online social networking sites: Meaning of SNS to Gay and Bi- sexual men from unaccepting families. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 83 th annual Western States Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Curry, R. (2014). Bringing it out of the bedroom: Understanding sexual communication across contexts. Panel accepted for presentation at the 83 th annual Western States Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Curry, R. (2013). Coming out: The use of social media as a facilitator in disclosing one’s sexual orientation and identity. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 99 th annual National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

Curry, R. (2013). Changing a campus culture of intolerance: Creating social connections on a historically LGBTQ unfriendly university campus. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 99 th annual National Communication Association Conference in Washington, D.C.

Curry, R. (2013). Intersection of faith and sexuality: Religiosity in LGBTQ communities. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the OUTstanding LGBTIQ Conference, Oct. 26, 2013, Knoxville, TN.

Curry, R., Davis, R., Garland, M., & Graham, M. (2013, April). Glee saved my life: Exploring an episode as a catalyst for change. Unpublished paper accepted for presentation at the 83 rd annual Southern States Communication Association Conference in Louisville, KY.

Curry, R, (Chair), Davis, R., Garland, M., & Graham, M. (2013, April). “Don’t say gay:” An examination of anti-gay practices towards bullying and classroom discussion of

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homosexuality. Panel accepted for presentation at the 83 rd annual Southern States Communication Association Conference in Louisville, KY.

Curry, R. (2013, April). Online social networking applications: Diminished anxiety and increased awareness of self among gay and bi-sexual men. Paper accepted for presentation at the 83 rd annual Southern States Communication Association Conference in Louisville, KY.

Curry, R. (2012, February). Relationship between usage and age: How LGBT individuals use online social networking applications for personal relationships. Paper presented at the

34 th annual research symposium at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

Curry, R. (2012, March). Communication technologies: How the Internet allows LGBT individuals to re-negotiate social identities. Paper presented at the 19 th annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Knoxville, TN.

Nexus

Curry, R. (2012, October). Social media: Exploring the role of social media in the coming out process. Paper presented at the OUTstanding LGBTIQ conference, Knoxville, TN.

Westerman, C.K., Heuett, K., Reno, K.M., & Curry, R. (2012, November). What makes performance feedback seem fair? Synchronicity, channel, and valence effects on perceptions of organizational justice in feedback delivery. Paper presented at the 98 th annual National Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Curry, R., Davis, R., Garland, M., & Graham, M. (2012, October). Glee: An examination of underlying emotional connections to self and episode as demonstrated through public personal narratives. Paper presented at the 75 th annual Tennessee Communication Association Conference in Knoxville, TN.

GUEST LECTURES & PANEL INVITATIONS

Curry, R. (2017, Jan). Living an Authentic Self: Balancing Passion with Necessity as You Enter the Workforce. Lecture conducted from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, for Business, Badgers, and Beyond Student Organization.

Curry, R. (2016, April). Practice Makes Perfect: Tips on Becoming Confortable, Confident Speakers. Lecture conducted from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, for Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity.

Curry, R. (2016, March). Audience Analysis: Understanding Cultural Diversity When Giving Presentations. Lecture conducted from The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, for Student Faculty Board.

Curry, R. (2014, March). Understanding Power and Politics within Organizations: The Workings of Corporate America. Lecture conducted from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, for Comm 540: Organizational Behavior.

Curry, R. (2014, February). Diversity, Why It Matters: Understanding Diversity within

Richard T. Curry Organizational Settings in a Global World. Lecture conducted from Rollins College, Orlando, FL.

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Curry, R. (2013, November). Keynote speaker for Diversity Student Leaders Society. Conducted from University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN.

Curry, R. (2013, November). Invited speaker for LGBTQ campus advocacy documentary. Conducted for Journalism and Electronic Media 466: University of Tennessee.

Curry, R. (2013, April). Hidden Signs and Symbols in Advertising: Marketing to Hidden & Hard to Reach Populations. Lecture conducted from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, for Public Relations 420: Consumer Branding Course.

Curry, R. (2012, October). Coming out: Disclosing one’s sexuality. Guest Panelist at College of Communication and Information Diversity & Inclusion Week: Expanding and understanding our diverse world. Panel conducted from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Curry, R. (2012, November). Understanding sexuality and diversity through open discourse. Lecture conducted from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, for Information Sciences 351: Race/Gender/Info Technology Course.

GRANTS AND FUNDING AWARDED

“Changing a campus culture of intolerance: Creating social connections on a historically LGBTQ unfriendly university campus” Received from The University of Tennessee; September 2013 ($1025).

Advisory Committee for James L. Knight School of Communication at Queens University of Charlotte, Received from The Knight Foundation; October 2010

($5,750,000).

OTHER, MEDIA REPORTS, PRESS RELEASES

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2012). [Article] Campaign Highlights Bullying. Printed in The Daily Beacon (04/18/12 issue), editorially independent student newspaper of the University of Tennessee.

Queens University of Charlotte. (2010). [Press Release] Continuing Education in Communication. Retrieved from http://www.queens.edu/Academics-and-Schools/Schools-and-

Colleges/Knight-School-of-Communication/Spotlight-Stories/Continuing-education-in-

communication.html

Queens University of Charlotte. (2010). Alumni Testimonial [Press Release]. Retrieved from http://www.queens.edu/Academics-and-Schools/Schools-and- Colleges/Knight-School-of- Communication/Graduate-Programs/Student-Testimonials.html

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GRANT WRITING & PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

Certificate in Grant Writing & Proposal Development: University of Tennessee, 2013. 25 credit hour program designed to develop a thorough understanding of the grant-writing process, from locating appropriate funding opportunities and solicitations to evaluating the requirements of funding agencies and preparing a responsive proposal document. Successful completion of the following courses:

Writing Successful Grants, Parts I and II (2 hrs)

Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research (2 hrs)

Finding Funding (2 hrs)

Success with Proposal Development—The Proposal Development Team (PDT) (1 hr)

Responsible Conduct of Research – (4 hrs)

Building the NSF Grant Proposal (3 hrs)

Building the NIH Grant Proposal (3 hrs)

Career Development for Pre- and Post-Docs (2 hrs)

NSF Career and Bridge Grants (2 hrs)

Human Subjects/IRB (2 hrs)

Export Control (2 hrs)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Blend @ UW

Best Practices In Teaching Program: University of Tennessee, 2012. A Semester long, 10.5- hour intensive certification program designed to enhance the teaching skills of instructors through seminars and faculty-coaching, while increasing research productivity, support networks accountability and mentoring relationships. Successful completion of the following courses:

What You need to Know About Students (1.5 hrs)

Preparing a Good Syllabus and Constructing a Teaching Portfolio (1.5 hrs)

Addressing Classroom Expectations and Civility (1.5 hrs)

Incorporating Writing Assignments and Oral Presentations in Your Classes (1.5 hrs)

Library Resources for Teaching & Technology in the Classroom (1.5 hrs)

Diversity in the Classroom: Teaching in the 21 st Century (1.5 hrs)

Making Mentoring Work for You (1.5 hrs)

Export Control (2 hrs)

Master Teacher Certificate Training Program (MTCT): Department of Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, 2012. Level one, 15-hour program aimed at enhancing skills as a Communication Researcher through exposure and training. (In progress).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

International Communication Association (ICA) National Communication Association (NCA) Southern States Communication (SSCA)

Richard T. Curry Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Tennessee Communication Association (TCA)

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SERVICE ACTIVITIES

2015-2017

Member

Master’s Curriculum Committee – University of Wisconsin School of Business.

2015-2017

Member

MBA Orientation Planning Committee- University of Wisconsin School of Business.

2016

Reviewer

National Communication Association (NCA) Caucus for LGBT Issues.

2014

Reviewer

Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Media Studies Interest Group.

2014

Respondent

Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Media Studies Interest Group.

2014

Member

Advisory & Planning Committee - Oral Communication Lab, Department of Communication Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2013

Vice-

Graduate Student Association, University of Tennessee.

President

2013

Member

Teaching and Learning Council – University of Tennessee Faculty Senate.

2013

Member

University of Tennessee Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

2013

Reviewer

National Communication Association (NCA) Caucus for LGBT Issues.

2013

Panelist

Diversity and Inclusion Week – Sexuality Panel, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2011-2013

Member

Association of Ph.D. Graduate Students in Communication, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2011-2013

Member

Diversity Student Leaders Society – involved with The University of Tennessee College of Communication and Information Diversity Student Leaders Society, which aims to foster a climate that affirms and endorses diversity within the College of Communication.

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2011-2013

Member

Outreach LGBT & Ally Resource Center – Involved with the University of Tennessee Outreach LGBT & Ally Resource Center, which provides support, resources, and a community space for UT’s LGBT, ally students, and faculty. Outreach mission aims to increase visibility, and engage in advocacy regarding LGBT issues.

2011-2013

Member

The UT Commission for LGBT People – Involved with the UT Commission for LGBT People which is a body appointed by the Chancellor to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people on the Knoxville Campus. The Commission, in its role as an advocacy group, is committed to the protection and advancement of LGBT students, faculty and staff at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2011-2013

Member

Safe Zone, The University of Tennessee - Safe Zone training explores LGBT issues in an honest and open way, and provides participants with an opportunity to explore the concept of an LGBT ally and the commitments an LGBT ally makes. Placing a UT Safe Zone sticker in an office or work area denotes the participant's willingness to serve as an LGBT Ally and to create a safe space in his or her office or work area. Anyone is welcome to enter a Safe Zone.

2009-2010

Member

Master’s Recruitment Events, M.A. Organizational & Strategic Communication Graduate Program, Queens University of Charlotte.

2009-2010

Member

Association of Graduate Students in M.A. Organizational & Strategic Communication Graduate Program, Queens University of Charlotte.