Dr. Shawn Wahl is the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters (COAL) and Professor of Communication at Missouri State University (MSU). He served as the Interim Dean of COAL from 2017 to 2019 and as the Department Head of Communication at MSU from 2012 to 2017. Prior to MSU, he served as the Department Head of Communication, Mass Media, & Theatre at Angelo State University and as the director of graduate studies at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi. Shawn was the 2016 President of the Central States Communication Association. He has authored numerous books including Public Speaking: Essentials for Excellence, Nonverbal Communication for a Lifetime, The Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging, Business and Professional Communication: KEYS for Workplace Excellence, Persuasion in Your Life, Intercultural Communication In Your Life and Public Relations Principles: Strategies for Professional Success. Shawn has published articles in Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Communication Studies, CommunicationTeacher, Journal of Family Communication, and the Basic Communication Course Annual. In addition, Shawn has worked across the globe as a corporate trainer, communication consultant, and leadership coach in a variety of industries.
Juliann C. Scholl, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. She teaches and researches health communication, crisis management, health campaigns, and organizational communication. Juliann has published in such journals as Health Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, Public Relations Review, International Electronic Journal of Health Education, Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Crisis Management, and American Journal of Distance Education. Juliann is regularly sought for her expertise in health and safety communication, corporate training, and organizational communication. She has spoken to various associations in the United States and Canada and has been invited to give seminars to such organizations as MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC) in Cincinnati, OH.