By William K. Rawlins, Stocker Professor of Communication Studies, Ohio University
This presentation will discuss vital creative practices in cooperative research and in everyday life from a humanistic perspective. I will show and give examples of how every moment of our lives holds potential for learning - for noticing and becoming something new. This is so in our daily activities as ordinary persons as well as in our activities with data, other scientists, and the community. Awareness of this outlook will strongly facilitate the pursuit of scientific discoveries and students' learning.
William K. Rawlins (Ph.D., Temple University) is Stocker Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. He has published extensively about the unique challenges of communicating in friendships across the life course, as well as ethnographic research practices. His ongoing research addresses the role of friendships in accomplishing the well-lived life for individuals and communities.
Bill teaches undergraduate and doctoral courses in communication theory; interpretive and ethnographic inquiry; communication, dialogue and narrative; Gregory Bateson and communication theory; and communication in friendships across the life course.
From 1996-2003, Bill taught field research interviewing, group research practices, and public presentations in the summer course on Sustainable Uses of Natural Resources jointly sponsored by the Departments of Forestry and Natural Resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Purdue University, and North Carolina State University.