Professor and Head

Dept. of Communication arts and Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University

Contact

Principal Projects

Cultural Cognition Project

Citizens Initiative Review logoclick on images to access sites
 
You can also see my research through these links:

Interactive summary
of my scholarly research to date

Curriculum Vitae

Video lecture on the Oregon Citizens' Initiative Review. This talk shows how my research relates to a bold election reform used in Oregon in 2010.

Narrative essay
on my deliberation research

Italian language essay on my deliberation research

Teaching

I teach small group decision making, political deliberation, inter-cultural communication, theory development, and public scholarship in the Penn State University Department of Communication Arts and Sciences.

Click here to learn more about my teaching...

Books

Jury and DemocracyThe Jury and Democracy: How Jury Deliberation Promotes Civic Engagement and Political Participation (Oxford, 2010). Order directly from Oxford or at Amazon.com for as little as $17 new. Such a deal!


The Group in Society (Sage, 1010), a review and synthesis of research on small group behavior across a wide variety of academic disciplines.

Political Communication and Deliberation (Sage, 2008), an integration of research on deliberation and political comm.


The Deliberative Democracy Handbook (Jossey-Bass, 2005), co-edited with Peter Levine


By Popular Demand: Revitalizing Representative Democracy through Deliberative Elections (U. California, 2000)


Democracy in Small Groups: Participation, Decision Making, and Communication
(New Society Publishers, 1993)
 

Audio/Visual

Samplings from interviews, public lectures, and more. Click here.

Games

I have developed a few games--serious and otherwise.  Click here to learn more.

Etc...

My travel pages  provide bits of info about a few of the places I've lived or visited. Other miscellany on this site concerns: Pets, Recipes, and Links to other websites.