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During his career at UD, Steve taught courses in the Communication Management Concentration including: Small Group Communication; Communication in Organizations; Interviewing for Business and Communication; Communication and Conflict Management; Interpersonal Communication; Political Campaign Communication; Propaganda Analysis; and Training and Development in Communication.
He facilitated five different training workshops for the Center for Leadership and Executive Development, including: Managing Difficult People; Presentation Skills; Gender and Communication; Conflict and Communication; and Improving Interpersonal Communication.
As Emeritus Professor, Steve has expanded his interest in applied communications through work with Team Building/Communication Competencies Development with intact teams. With several partners from UD, he has provided training-coaching interventions to a local credit union and several dental offices. Over an eighteen-month period, his group recently completed Team Building/Competencies intervention to five surgical teams at a local hospital.
What I like most about UD is the Marianist philosophy of service that shows itself in many ways, not the least of which is how faculty treat each other as colleagues. Also, the freedom I was given to expand my academic classroom work and the support I received for my applied communication interest.
- Ph.D. Ohio University, 1970
- M.A. Ohio University, 1967
Notable service and accomplishments
Steve served as trustee and president of the Dayton View Triangle (DVT) Association, and currently serves as chairperson for the Community Development Corporation (CDC), within the DVT that is sponsored by the City of Dayton. He has also served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Northwest Dayton Neighbors Association and the Dayton Half-Way House.