Joseph J. Cardot, Ed.D.

PERSONAL DATA

Office Address:                                                                                   Home Address:

ACU Box 28156                                                                                 1709 Smith Drive

Sherrod Building, Rm 128                                                                   Abilene, Texas  79601

Abilene Christian University                                                              325.673.0500

Abilene, Texas  79699

325.674.2136   FAX: 325.674.6966

E-Mail: cardotj@acu.edu

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1991-pres.       Chair, Department of Communication, Abilene Christian University. Coordinator of all administrative responsibilities of the department of Communication, involving eight full time faculty, six part time faculty, and ten graduate teaching assistants. The department advises more than one hundred undergraduate majors and one hundred-twenty-five graduate students in BA, BS, MA, and MS programs.

 

1993-2000       Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Abilene Christian University.  Coordinator of program assessment.  Duties include help and evaluation of academic and non-academic departments, colleges, divisions, etc. in compliance with Accrediting Agencies' expectations and Continuous Quality Improvement.

 

1991-1993       Director of Institutional Research, Abilene Christian University.

Coordinator and evaluator of information related to the state-of-the-institution used for long range strategic planning.

 

1988-1990       Division Head, Human Communication, Department of Communication, Abilene Christian University.

Coordinated the teaching loads, schedules, and research teaching reductions for eight faculty and nine graduate teaching assistants.  Also coordinated the advising for one hundred and eighty undergraduate majors.

 

1991-pres.       Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, Abilene Christian University.

Teaching specialties include: Organizational; Nonverbal; Business and Professional Communication; Persuasion; Argumentation and Debate; and Statistics.

 

1980-1991       Director of Forensics, Department of Communication, Abilene Christian University.

Coordinated the Debate and Individual Events team including coaching, scheduling, travel, and fund raising. Efforts led to National Rankings in the top eight or better nine of the eleven years, including National Champion Junior Varsity in 1986.

 

1978-1980       Graduate Assistant, Assistant Director of Forensics, Western Kentucky University.

Taught Fundamentals of Speech Communication and Business and Professional Speaking as well as coached and traveled with the Debate Team.

 

1979-1980       Assistant Manager, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

 

1976-1978       Manager, Arby's Roast Beef Restaurant, SYARB, INC., Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

1974-1975       Roofer, Subcontracted for H.D. Baucom and self, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

 

1973-summer  Yard Hostler, Colorado & Southern Railroad, Denver, Colorado.

Serviced, moved, and connected engines in the rail yard.

 

EDUCATION

1984-1990       Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

                        Ed.D. in Instructional Communication (3.97 GPA)

                        Adviser:  Dr. Clyde Kelsey

Dissertation Title:  A Comparison of Communicator Social Style and World View Between Administrators and Faculty Members of Higher Education

 

1978-1980       Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

M.A., Communication Theory (4.0 GPA)

Graduated with Honors

Advisor:  Dr. Carley H. Dodd

Thesis Title:  Communication Apprehension as a Predictor of Proxemics, Self Esteem, and Dogmatism

 

1972-1976       Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas

B.A., Social Science (History, Political Science, & Economics)

 

1969-1972       Fort Collins High School, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 

            COMS 111 - Fundamentals of Communication

            COMS 331 - Small Group Communication

            COMS 222 - Argumentation and Debate

            COMS 136 - Forensics Workshop

            COMS 228 - Oral Interpretation

            COMS 226 - Speech Activities for Elem. Teachers (Communication in the Classroom)

            COMS 345 - Intercultural Communication

            COMS 341 - Interpersonal Communication

            COMS 343/543 - Business and Professional Communication

            COMS 386 - Advanced Oral Interpretation

            COMS 375/575 - Persuasion and Attitude Change

            COMS 436/536 - Nonverbal Communication

            COMS 483 - Advanced Public Speaking

            COMS 485/585 - Organizational Communication

            COMS 499 - Communication Practicum (Internship)

            COMS 685 - Organizational Communication Research

            COMS 620 - Communication Research Methods

            COMS 642 - Managerial Communication

            COMS 642 - Seminar in Nonverbal Communication

            COMS 642 - Seminar in Forensics

            COMS 642 - Seminar in Communication (Topics Course)

            COMS 675 - Persuasion and Social Change

            COMS 530 - Conflict Management

            COMS 605 - Communication Theory & Conflict

            COMS 630 - Advanced Conflict Management

            COMS 607 - Conflict in the Workplace

            COMS 621 - Leadership and Communication

 

STUDY ABROAD

Faculty-In-Residence Oxford, England, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012

Faculty-In-Residence Puerto Cortez, Honduras, 2008

 

FUNDRAISING

Coordinated ACU Forensic Program fund-raising from 1980 to 1993. Annual monies averaged approximately $25,000.00. Total exceeded $300,000.00.

Co-coordinated the formation of the Ed & Edna Brown Forensic Endowment with Dr. George Foster-Takamoto and Dr. Carley H. Dodd.  Endowment goal of $1 million is 100% complete.

 

PUBLICATIONS

The Joy of Statistics. College Faith:  150 Christian Leaders and Educators Share Faith Stories

from Their Student Days. Andrews University Press. (in press).

Dynamics of Intercultural Communication:  Instructor’s Manual. Co-authored with Carley H. Dodd. 5th Edition. (Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers). 1997.

 

Dynamics of Intercultural Communication:  Instructor's Manual.

Co-authored with Carley H. Dodd. 4th Edition. (Wm. C. Brown  Co., Publishers). 1995.

 

Are Higher Education's Administrators and Faculty Really Different?. Administrator's Update.

Co-authored with Clyde E. Kelsey, Jr, and Michael Mezack III. (ERIC). Vol 9, No. 1. December, 1992. class=WordSection2>

Dynamics of Intercultural Communication:  Instructor's Manual. Co-authored with Carley H.

Dodd. 3rd Edition. (Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers). 1991.

A Comparison of Communicator Social Style and World View Between Administrators and

 Faculty Members of Higher Education. Dissertation. (Texas Tech University). 1990.

"Coaching and Directing Forensics:  The Battle Between Curricular and Co-Curricular

Activities" Commitment to Forensics Education:  The Challenge to the Twenty-First Century. (Pi Kappa Delta). 1991.

"The Role of Continuing Education in Faculty Salary, Promotion, and Tenure Decisions"

Co-authored with Michael Mezack Continuing Higher Education Review. Spring, 1988.

Dynamics of Intercultural Communication:  Instructor's Manual. Co-authored with Carley H.

Dodd. 2nd Edition. (Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers). 1988.

Cross Examination Debate Association Journal, Associate Editor. (CEDA, Publishers). 1985

-1988.

Dynamics of Intercultural Communication:  Instructor's Manual. Co-authored with Carley H.

Dodd. (Wm. C. Brown Co., Publishers). 1982.

 

CONVENTION PAPERS

“Aristotle to Zarefsky:  Training Delivery—Is it Public Speaking or Something More?”, National

Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November, 2012.

“Building Strong Master’s Programs in a Tight Economy:  Reflection on Various Approaches to

Using Master’s Students as Graduate Instructional Assistants (GIA’s)”, National Communication Association, San Francisco, California, November, 2010.

"A Social Scientific analysis of the Role of Women in Churches of Christ through the lens of

Social Change Theory", Christian Scholars’ Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.

“Better Technological Presentation Strategies:  An evaluation”, National Communication

Association, Chicago, November 2009.

“A Systems Analysis of the Role of Women in Churches of Christ”, Christian Scholars’

Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2009.

“Journaling as a Method for Student Processing of Service Learning in Honduras”, National

Communication Association, San Diego, November, 2008.

Connecting Student Academic Preparation with Community Needs: Training in

Communication Audits through Internships”, National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX. November, 2006.

“Assessing Oral Competency:  Lessons in the Use of the NCA Communication Competence

Assessment Instrument (CCAI)”, National Communication Association, Boston, MA. November, 2005.

“Internships and Practicums:  Capstone Experiences that Help Students Understand the   Application of Communication Theories to the Work Environment”, National          Communication Association, Chicago, November, 2004.

“Diversity Training in Not-For-Profit Businesses”, National Communication Association,

Miami, November, 2003.

“Cirque De Communique:  Juggling the Three Balls of Teaching, Research, and Service as a Department Chair”, National Communication Association, Miami, November, 2003.

“Training & Development: Communication in Action for Making a Difference”, National Communication Association, New Orleans, November, 2002.

“Using Communication in Action: Learning Strategies for Successful Transitions from the Classroom to the Work Environment”, National Communication Association, New Orleans, November, 2002.

“The Digital Divide: Actions and Reactions to Technology”, National Communication Association, New Orleans, November, 2002.

“Communication as a Field of Study: Dialogue with University & College Administrators”, Texas State Communication Association, San Antonio, October, 2002.

“Linking the Classroom to the Real World: Using Active Learning Strategies in Radicalizing Your Classroom”, National Communication Association, Atlanta, 2001.

“Out of the Book and into the World: Transforming Group into Teams Through Training Transplanting Roots”, National Communication Association, Atlanta, 2001.

“The State of Training & Development courses in U.S. Colleges and Universities”, National Communication Association, Seattle, 2000.

“University Administrative Use and Abuse of Training & Development”, National Communication Association, Chicago, November 1999.

“Academic Departmental Assessment: Academic Accountability or Just Another Attempt to Herd Squirrel?”, National Communication Association, Chicago, 1999.

“Current Strategies for Teaching the College course in Business & Professional Communication”, Texas Speech Communication Association, Dallas, October, 1999.

“Training Approaches to Interpersonal Communication: A Response”, Texas Speech Communication Association, Dallas, October, 1999.

“A Social Change Perspective on the Promise Keepers Phenomenon”, National Communication Association, New York City, November, 1998.

“Academicians Ply Their Trade: Application of T&D to the Campus Environment”, Co-Authored with Dr. Paul Lakey, National Communication Association, New York City, November, 1998.

“Promise Keepers through the Lens of a Diffusion of Innovations Perspective”, Texas Speech Communication Association, South Padre Island, Texas, October, 1998.

“Undergraduate Communication Curriculum: What we Should be Doing”, Texas Speech Communication Association, South Padre Island, Texas, October, 1998.

“The Role of Christian Schools in the Spiritual Foundation of Students”, Texas Christian Schools Association, August, 1997.

“The State of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs of Communication at Small Private Colleges and Universities”, Texas Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, Texas, October, 1997.

"The Dehydrated Turnip:  Doing More With Less". Texas Speech Communication Association,

Houston, Texas, October, 1995. class=WordSection3>

"Speech Communication Assessment as a University Core Requirement:  Abilene Christian

University Case Study", Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, Texas, November, 1995.

"Curriculum Development in the Non-Doctoral Graduate Program". Speech Communication

Association, Miami, Florida. November, 1993.

"Selection Interviews:  Use of the Multi-stage Interview Process". Speech Communication

Association, Miami, Florida. November, 1993.

"Use of Student Surveys at Texas A&M University to Support Outcomes Assessment". Panel

Moderator. Texas Association of Institutional Researchers. College Station, Texas.

February, 1993.

"A Comparison of Communicator Social Style and World View Between Administrators and

Faculty Members of Higher Education". Speech Communication Association, Chicago.

November, 1992.

"Systems Theory and the University Institutional Research Office". Texas Association of

Institutional Researchers. Galveston, Texas. February, 1992.

"Coaching and Directing Forensics:  The Battle Between Curricular and Co-Curricular

Activities". Pi Kappa Delta Professional Development Conference. Eatontown, NJ. March, 1991.

"The State of the First Affirmative:  Strategies Employed by Debaters". Speech Communication

Association. San Francisco. November, 1989.

"History of Debate:  Impact on Higher Education". Speech Communication Association. Boston,

Massachusetts. November, 1986.

"Leadership Emergence:  A Product of Communication Apprehension or The Pygmalion

Effect?". Speech Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois. November, 1984.

"Culture and Management:  Coping with Host Cultures". Speech Communication Association.

Louisville, Kentucky. November, 1982.

"Communication Apprehension and Intercultural Nonverbal Coding". Southern Speech

Communication Association. Hot Springs, Arkansas. April, 1982.

"Communication Apprehension as a Predictor of Proxemic Establishment". Co-authored with

Carley H. Dodd. Speech Communication Association. San Antonio, Texas. November, 1979.

 

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS

Building Dynamic Teams

Conflict Management, Part I

Conflict Management, Part II

How To Handle People With Tact and Skill, Part I

How To Handle People With Tact and Skill, Part II

How To Improve Communication Between Departments

Integrating Faith and Living

Non Verbal Communication and Customer Service

Non Verbal Communication and Allied Health

Team Wisdom, Part I

Team Wisdom, Part II

Stewardship, Part I

Vision: Integrating Faith & Living

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

National Communication Association 1979-pres.

Society For Human Resource Management 1997-2000

Southern Speech Communication Association 1980-2004.

Texas Speech Communication Association 1982-pres.

Pi Kappa Delta (National Debate Fraternity) 1972-pres.

Association of Institutional Researchers 1991-1998

Texas Association of Institutional Researchers 1991-1998

American Forensic Association 1980-1992

National Forensic Association 1978-1991

Cross-Examination Debate Association 1979-1991class=WordSection4>

National Debate Tournament Association 1972-1991

Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association 1981-1991

 

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES

Chair, Training & Development Division, National Communication Association, 2011-2012

Vice-Chair, Training & Development Division, National Communication Association, 2010 2011.

Secretary (Newsletter Editor), Training & Development Division, National Communication

Association, 2009-2010.

Member, Legislative Council, National Communication Association, 2009-2012.

Chair, Training & Development Division, National Communication Association, 2000-2001.

Member, Legislative Council, National Communication Association, 1999-2003.

Vice Chair, Training & Development Division, National Communication Association, 1999-2000.

Secretary (Newsletter Editor), Training & Development Commission, National Communication Association, 1998-99.

Editorial Board, Training and Development Commission, National Communication

Association, 1997-98.

Executive Committee, Texas Association of Institutional Researchers, 1992-1993.

Governor, Province of the Lower Mississippi, Pi Kappa Delta, 1988-1990.

Associate Editor, Cross Examination Debate Association Yearbook, 1985-1989.

Executive Council, American Forensic Association, 1987-1989.

Secretary-Treasurer, Pi Kappa Delta, Province of the Lower Mississippi, 1984-1988.

National Executive Council of the Cross-Examination Debate Association for the South Central

Region, 1985-1987

Chair, Forensic Division, Southern Speech Communication Association (SSCA), 1987-1988.

Vice-Chair, Forensic Division, SSCA, 1985-1986.

President, Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association, 1985-1986.

Vice-President, Texas Intercollegiate Forensic Association,  1984-1985.

Chair, Intercultural Communication Division, SSCA, 1983-1984. class=WordSection5>

Vice-Chair, Intercultural Communication Division, SSCA, 1982-1983.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

Communication Department Chair -- 1991-Present

Disciplinary Action Committee – 2011-2013

Faculty Renewal Leave Review Committee, Chair – 2011-2012

Faculty Renewal Leave Review Committee – 2009-2012

University Disciplinary Committee – 2009-2012

Social Club Task Force -- 2006-2007

Strategic Solutions Team – 2004, Chair, General Administration Team

Past-Chair, Faculty Senate – 2004-2005

Chair, Faculty Senate -- 2003-2004

University Budget Committee – 2002-2005

University Planning Committee – 2002-2005

Chair-Elect, Faculty Senate -- 2002-2003

University Undergraduate Academic Council - 2002-2005

Faculty Senate - 2000-2003

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Steering Committee for ACU re-accreditation Self Study 1999-2001

University Academic Council - 1992-1995

University Long Range Planning Committee - 1994-1997

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Compliance and Response Committee –1990-1998.

Coordinating Committee for the Organizational and Human Resource Development graduate program - 1985-Present

ACU Image and Communication Committee - 1994-1997

Staley Lecture Series Coordinating Committee - 1994-Present

 

HONORS & AWARDS

Vaughn Luster Award, Texas Christian Schools Association, 2005.

University Educator of the Year Finalist, Texas State Communication Association, 2003.

Colleague Service Award, College of Arts & Sciences, ACU, 1999-2000.

Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Professional Studies, ACU, 1992-1993

Exemplary Service Award, Pi Kappa Delta, 1989.

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Elder, South 11th & Willis Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas, 2002-pres.

Board of Directors, Abilene Christian University Credit Union, 1989-pres. Secretary-Treasurer 1992.

Chair, Board of Directors, Abilene Christian University Credit Union, 1993-1995, 2000-present

Deacon, South 11th & Willis Church of Christ, Abilene, Texas, 1984-2002. Coordinator of Congregational Ministries.

Textbook Selection Committee, Abilene Independent School District, High School Speech-Communications, 1994.

Seminar, Time Management, Abilene Texas Employment Commission, Dyess Air Force Base,November 20, 1992.

Co-President (with Vickie Cardot), Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Abilene Christian Elementary School. 1992-1993.

Co-Vice President (with Vickie Cardot), Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), Abilene Christian Elementary School, 1991-1992.

Seminar, Effective Use of Meetings, Abilene Buyers' Group May 15, 1991.

Seminar, Effective Use of Meetings, 11th Annual McMurry University Career Enrichment Series, April, 1991.

Seminar, Business Nonverbals, 10th Annual McMurry University Career Enrichment Series, September, 1990.

Judge, Future Business Leaders of America, Oratorical Contest, 1979, 1980, 1990, 1991.

Organizer and Judge, Lions Club, Zone Level Oratorical Contest, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

 

DEBATE FORENSIC TOURNAMENTS

Director, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), Regionals,

 March,            2003

                                    March,            2002

                                    March,            2001

                                   February, 2000

         February, 1999

         February, 1998

         February, 1997

                                   March, 1993

 

Director, Speech Events, University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 2 A,

                                    April, 2011

                                    April, 2010

                                    April, 2009

 

Director, Speech Events, University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 8 AA,

            April 21, 2006

            April 22, 2005

            April 24, 2004

            April 12, 2003

            April 20, 2002

            April 21, 2001

            April 24, 2000

            April 24, 1999

            April 25, 1998

            April 24, 1997

            April 20, 1996

            April 22, 1995

            April 23, 1994

            April 24, 1993

            April 25, 1992

            April 20, 1991

            April 19, 1990

            April 21, 1989

 

Director, Debate, UIL Region 8 A, 1988

 

Director, Pi Kappa Delta, Province Tournament:

            Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1990

            St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, 1988

            Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1986

 

Director of Debate, Pi Kappa Delta National Convention, La Cross,

            Wisconsin, March, 1987

 

Director, Texas Christian Schools Interscholastic Tournament, ACU campus:

       Entries typically exceed 1,600 involving 800+ students and 300+ adults

            April, 2011

            April, 2010

            March, 2009

            April, 2008

            April, 2007

            April, 2006

            April, 2005

            April, 2004

            March, 2003

            April, 2002

            April, 2001

            April, 2000

            April, 1999

            April, 1998

            April, 1997

            April, 1996

            April, 1995

            April, 1994

            April, 1993

            April, 1992

            April, 1991

            March, 1990

            April, 1989

            April, 1988

            April, 1987

            March & April, 1986

 

Director, UIL Region 14 District AA, ACU campus, March 28, 1987

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