Richard L. Conville is Professor of speech communication at the University of Southern Mississippi where he teaches interpersonal communication and qualitative methods. His work has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships and Communication Monographs. Books include Relational Transitions and Uses of "Structure" in Communication Studies.
Jo Liska holds a research appointment in the department of anthropology at the University of Colorado, Denver. Her research interests include primate communication systems and media representations of wildlife and their effects on public opinion. Her research has appeared in such journals as Animal Behavior and Human Evolution. She recently coauthored An Ecological Perspective on Human Communication Theory.
Robert D. McPhee is Associate Professor and Chair of the department of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His focal interests include organizational communication, and communication and social theory.
Sandra Metts is Professor of communication at Illinois State University where she teaches interpersonal communication and language. Her research focuses on the management of problematic communication