Mike Allen (PhD, Michigan State University) is a professor and the director of forensics in the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His publications address issues of social influence in the context of interpersonal, organizational, and mass mediated communication. He has published three books and more than 80 articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Law and Human Behavior, Communication Theory, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Evaluation & the Health Professions, and Argumentation and Advocacy.
Kathryn B. Campbell (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon, where she teaches in the newseditorial sequence, coordinates an endowed internship program, and directs a summer journalism workshop for minority high school students. For nearly a decade, she has been actively involved in the research and practice of civic journalism with a special interest in cross-disciplinary community studies.
Clifford Christians (PhD, University of Illinois) is a research professor of communications in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois-Urbana. He is the author or co-author of six books, among them Media Ethics: Cases and Moral Reasoning(with Mark Fackler, Kim Rotzoll, and Kathy McKee, 6th ed. 2001), Good News: Social Ethics and the Press(with John Ferre and Mark Fackler, 1993), Communication Ethics and Universal Values(with Michael Traber, 1997), and Moral Engagement in Public Life: Theorists for Contemporary Ethics(with Sharon Bracci, 2002). His teaching and research interests include the philosophy of technology, dialogic communication theory, and professional ethics.