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Stephanie J. Coopman (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Professor and Chair of Communication Studies at San Jose State University and Chair of the SJSU University Council of Chairs and Directors. In addition to teaching public speaking since the start of her career, she has conducted numerous workshops on public speaking and communication pedagogy. Professor Coopman has published her research in a variety of scholarly outlets, including First Monday, Communication Education, Western Journal of Communication, Communication Yearbook, American Communication Journal, Journal of Business Communication, and Management Communication Quarterly.
James Lull is Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Winner of the National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, he has taught public speaking for more than twenty-five years. An internationally recognized leader in media studies and cultural analysis, Professor Lull is author or editor of twelve books with translations into many languages. Dr. Lull holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki, Finland, and an Honorary Professorship at Aalborg University, Denmark. He regularly gives plenary addresses and seminars at universities in Europe and Latin America.