Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Scholar in Residence, Communication Department
University of New Hampshire20 Academic WayDurham, New Hampshire 03824
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Dr. Heath, a former development director and nonprofit stakeholder in education, is a scholar, writer, and teacher of shared decision-making in organizations, especially those collaborating across sectors to accomplish community-oriented goals. She has been nominated for the highest teaching honor in the United States--the Carnegie Professor of the Year (2012), and won the most prestigious teaching award at the University of Portland (2011). Dr. Heath is also known for her work on generational conflict around work-life balance issues in the work place, and has been honored for her mentorship of women in academics with the She Flies with Her Own Wings Award, bestowed by the organization for Oregon Women in Higher Education (2011). She presently resides in the greater Boston area and continues to facilitate, consult, and write on issues of public dialogue, collaboration, and work life balance. Her first book, an edited volume compiling studies of communication of the Occupy movement, Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland: Applied Studies in Communication Theory, provides a close examination of the democratic processes and philosophies of the movement and won the Book of the Year Award in 2014 from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association. She presently teaches at the University of New Hampshire, Department of Communication.
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