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Lisa Millhous, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Millhous

Anderson 402
610-436-3167 (during office hours)

Office hours:
Spring 2014 Tu 12:30-1:45; W 12:30-3, Th 12:30-1:45; other times by appt. Note: If you have an APSCUF concern contact Marie Cavacini at the APSCUF office (811 Roslyn Ave) for my schedule at that location (610-436-1064).

Dr. Lisa Millhous is a scholar of organizational communication with specialties in cross-cultural relations and small group dynamics. She regularly teaches courses that focus on communication challenges in the professional world, such as intercultural communication training, communication dynamics of event planning, communication in organizations, and business and professional speaking. She has conducted original research on Russian-American collaboration, student motivation, event evaluation.

Most recently, I completed a ground-breaking book chapter that considers the challenges of negative workplace relationships when cultural difference is a factor. I am presently working on a review of the listening literature that explores how leaders listen during an environment I call a "black hole" with high strategic importance but insufficient resources.

During Spring 2014 I am teaching Com 490 Communication Theory Capstone Seminar and Com 304 Organizational Communication. In Summer I I will be teaching a seminar on Advanced Team-building Strategies.

Dr. Millhous holds a BA in International Studies from Macalester College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Speech-Communication from the University of Minnesota. She has extensive international experience in Asia, including India, Russia, and most recently in China and Japan. At WCU she teaches and advises for both Communication Studies and Women's Studies. She joined the faculty of West Chester University in 1999.