Wendy Leeds-HurwitzProfessor emerita
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz earned her B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She joined UW-Parkside as Assistant Professor in 1982, becoming Associate Professor in 1988, Professor in 1995, and Professor Emerita in 2010. She won the Stella C. Gray Excellence in Teaching Award in 1995, the Club Advisor of the Year award in 2002, and the Excellence in Research and Creative Activity award in 2003, all from UW-Parkside, and the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award [for “dedication to excellence and commitment to the profession”] from the National Communication Association in 2009. She served as advisor for both the UWP chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honorary, and the Parkside Communication Alumni Association at different times. She was a UW-System Teaching Fellow in 1986-87 and a fellow at the Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1990-91. She has been Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division of the International Communication Association, and Chair of the Semiotics and Communication Division of the National Communication Association, and Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. In 2009 she was a research fellow at the Collegium de Lyon, an Institute for advanced tudy in France. In 2010 she was named Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue for the Council of Communication Associations. She has edited or authored ten books, most recently The social history of language and social interaction research (Hampton, 2010). Her research specializations include intercultural communication, language and social interaction, social construction, semiotic theory, ethnography of communication, history of the discipline, interdisciplinarity, and childhood socialization.