Wednesday, February 6
Christopher Gurrie
Location: 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Student Union Theatre

Faculty Development Workshop

Topic:  Communicating for Connection

Dr. Chris Gurrie is an assistant professor of speech communication, and coordinator of the speech program at The University of Tampa. His major area of research is communication immediacy which is the concept of shared human communication and perceived likeness. Studying students and presentations, Gurrie has organized his work into themes that may benefit students, scholars, and professors; and possibly help people of all places better connect. Most recently he has been blogging for Huffington Post on topics related to students, their generation, and connection. Growing up in Illinois, Gurrie slowly made his way south through school at Purdue, Florida State, South Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. When not teaching or writing, he travels and spends time with friends and family.  

Huffington Post Links

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-gurrie/leave-millennials-alone_b_1952581.html 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-gurrie/texting-during-class_b_1988279.html 

Scholarly Journal (free and available online)

PowerPoint Research

http://www.cstand.org/UserFiles/File/Journal/2010JCSTAND_23.pdf 

Facebook Page to connect and/or communicate before the summit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Gurrie/146817458697815 

Suggested Trade Books (referenced in presentation/workshop)

Real Leaders Don’t Do PowerPoint, Christopher Witt

The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor

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