1 CURRICULUM VITAE CECILE W. GARMON Center for Leadership Excellence Communication Department Ground Floor Cravens Graduate Library 104 Fine Arts Center Western Kentucky University Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Kentucky Bowling Green, Kentucky (270) (270) (270) (F) (270) (F) Primary Areas of Expertise and Experience: Leadership development, intercultural communication, multi-national business communication, conflict management across cultures, strategic planning, higher education planning and financial management. Education and Training: HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Institute of Educational Management, Certificate of Graduation, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Leadership with focus on Educational Philosophy and Intercultural Educational Policy WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, Master of Arts, Communication with focus on Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Master of Arts, Spanish Language and Literature UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish Language and Literature WELLESLEY COLLEGE Current Assignments: Professor, Department of Communication, Western Kentucky University Director, Leadership Studies Program, Western Kentucky University Faculty Representative to Fulbright Program. University Research Council University International Education Council Recent International Experience: Fulbright Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010 ILA conference in Prague, Czech Republic, November Selected for participation in NCA summer institute in Istanbul for intercultural communication scholars and practitioners, July 2009 Travel to Ghana to explore possible sites for study abroad and to conduct research on culture and leadership communication, March Presentation at International Communication Association, Mexico City, Mexico on global leadership communication and women s roles, October 2008.
2 Presentation at Women in Global Leadership Conference, Zayad University, Dubai, March 2008: topic: Culture, Communication, and Women s Leadership. Presentation at International Communication Association, Lima, Peru, on global leadership communication, August Fulbright Scholar, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Senior Scholar for Research and Teaching in Intercultural and Multinational Business Communication. Spring, Administrative Experience: DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP STUDIES PROGRAM, Western Kentucky University, 2001-present. Primary responsibilities: Development and growth of new academic department to provide courses, certificates, degrees in interdisciplinary leadership studies program. DIRECTOR OF GRADUTE STUDIES, Department of Communication, Western Kentucky University, Primary Responsibilites: Admit and advise all graduate students, plan curriculum, supervise course selection, chair graduate committee. ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, Western Kentucky University, 1992 to Primary Responsibilities: Preparation and management of annual University budget; member and primary staff responsibility for University Budget Committee; preparation of biennial budget request to state; coordination of central university planning activities; line responsibility for departments of Purchasing, Human Resources, Accounts and Fiscal Services, and Institutional Research; represent university in statewide planning and financial meetings. DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND PLANNING, Western Kentucky University, 1986 to Primary Responsibilities: Technical responsibility for development of operating budget; monitor spending and allocation of resources; develop plans for major budget reductions due to reductions in state appropriation; central responsibility for developing strategic planning process; represent university in statewide meetings. STAFF ASSISTANT FOR PLANNING, Office of the President, Western Kentucky University, (Half-time) , Primary Responsibilities: Worked with President to develop initial planning activities; read President's correspondence and drafted responses; prepared agenda for meetings in president's office; participated in statewide development of formula funding system. DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM and DIRECTOR SPECIAL SERVICES, Western Kentucky University (half-time), Primary Responsibilities: Planning, coordinating, and conducting leadership training workshops for participants for eighteen states; selecting and hiring
3 consultants and training instructors; supervision of project budget; identification and provision of remedial tutoring and course work for academically under prepared students; and preparation of all reports to funding agency. DIRECTOR, LEARNING ASSISTANCE CENTER, Western Kentucky University, Primary Responsibilities: Establishment of a center to identify and provide academic support services to remedial students; supervision of extensive peer tutoring program; coordination of faculty committee to evaluate all developmental courses on campus; supervision of personnel and budget for developmental activities; recommendation of purchase of computer hardware and software for remedial programs. Teaching Experience: PROFESSOR, Department of Communication, Western Kentucky University, 2001 to present. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Communication, 1990 to 2001 Courses taught: Intercultural Communication, Multinational Business Communication, Conflict and Communication, Global Leadership Communication, Cultural Impacts on Terrorism Communication, Foundations of Intercultural Communication, Special Topics in Intercultural Communication, Gender Differences in Communication, I developed and managed the curricular approval of seven of these courses. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Communication and Broadcasting, Western Kentucky University, HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER of Spanish, French, Latin, English, and drama, Lafayette High School, Lexington, Kentucky and Caverna High School, Cave City, Kentucky, and Research/Creative Activity: 2010 The Effects of Culture, Ethics, and communication on Women s Change Leadership paper accepted for presenatation at CWIL Conference, Notre Dame Interculturalization at Bentlett University, case study presented at NCA Summer Institute for Intercultural Communicati 2008 Global Leadership Communication and Women s Roles, American Communication Association, Mexico City, November Culture, Communication, and Women s Leadership Women as Global Leaders Conference, Zayad University, Dubai Global Leadership Communication International Communication Association, Lima, Peru (November) Overview of University-Sponsored International Study for Leadership Programs. International Leadership Association Conference, Washington, DC. July 2001 Messages from Mexico: Images and Identities in a Changing World. Paper presented to World Communication Association, Santander, Spain. Organizational Discourse: Culture s Effects on Pretexts, Subtexts, and Contexts, (2001) Comunicacion y Sociedad, 36.
4 Intellectual Property and International Trade: Crossing Cultural Boundaries. (2001) American Behavioral Scientist. July 2000 World View in the Organizational Workplace: Definitions, Applications, and its Future for Enhancing Understanding. Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Kent College of Business, University of London. September 1999 Employee Communication Study in a Multinational Business. Research conducted in Juarez, Mexico, regarding the impact of cultural factors on communication behaviors. June 20-28, 1999 Economic Reform, Free Trade and Democratization in Chile. Seminar in Santiago, Chile. April 1999 Mexican Political Communication through External Eyes: the Effects of NAFTA and other Economic Developments Paper presented at the joint Southern and Central States Communication Conference. July 1998 Organizational Discourse: Culture s Effects on Pretexts, Subtexts, and Contexts, Paper presented at Third International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Kent College of Business, University of London, Mexico: the Societal, Political, and Economic Impacts of NAFTA : seminar at the University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico,. March 1998 The Concept of World View in Intercultural Communication Research: Contextualization versus Universality, Paper presented at Interdisciplinary Theory and Research on Intercultural Relations, California State University, Fullerton "Expatriate-Repatriate Training: Corporate Advocacy of Interculturalism." Chapter in Corporate Advocacy: Rhetoric in the Information Age, J. Hoover, (Ed.),, Greenwood "Scarlett and Alexandra: Communication World Views in Southern and Western Women." Book Chapter,, (Under revision for University of Alabama Press) World View as Communication Component in the Post Modern Society. Paper presented at World Communication Association, San Jose, Costa Rica "Intellectual Property and International Trade: Crossing Cultural Boundaries," Paper presented at World Communication Association, Vancouver "Reaching Out: Communicating across the Values Gap," Speech Communication Association, Atlanta "World View and Communication Strategy," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Education, Banff, Canada "Multinational Corporate Apologia: The Complication of Cultural Values Differences," (with Judith Hoover) Speech Communication Association, Chicago "Scarlett and Alexandra: Communication World Views in Southern and Western Women," Distant Cultures Regionalism Conference, Bowling Green, Kentucky "Intercultural Communication as a Resource for Organizational Development," Organizational Policy and Development Conference, Louisville, Kentucky "Women as an Intercultural Group," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Vancouver "World View and Intercultural Communication," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Mexico City.
5 Public Service/Training: Continuing training for diverse business, industrial, civic groups on topics of leadership, strategic planning, gender communication, change agents, intercultural communication, conflict. Civic and Professional Activities: Mary Wood Weldon Memorial Library, Board of Trustees, BB&T, Kentucky Advisory Board, BB&T, Glasgow Advisory Board, AREA BANKSHARES, Owensboro, Kentucky. Elected to Board of Directors, July NEW FARMERS NATIONAL BANK, Glasgow, Kentucky. Board of Directors, April KENTUCKY WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP NETWORK (A statewide leadership network for women; organized 1993) President, , Board of Directors Chair of various committees. Member, inaugural class, LEADERSHIP KENTUCKY Member, Class of BARREN COUNTY FAMILY YMCA-Glasgow, Kentucky. Board of Directors, January BLACK ACHIEVERS PROGRAM- Glasgow, Kentucky. Board of Directors, LEADERSHIP GLASGOW-BARREN COUNTY Co-Chair, Steering Committee and Day Chair, 1991, 1992, 1993, and GLASGOW BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN'S CLUB Various offices, Recognitions: Recipient of Glasgow High School Distinguished Alumni award Recipient of Athena Award, 2001, Glasgow-Barren County Chamber of Commerce Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi 1996 Western Kentucky University Chapter Named "Woman of Achievement 1988 Glasgow Business and Professional Women's Club Recipient of first "Ernie" Award 1987 GLASGOW-BARREN COUNTY Chamber of Commerce Glasgow, Kentucky Academic and Professional Memberships: National Communication Association World Communication Association, Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research International Experiences: Personal and business travel in Europe, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Dubai, Ghana, Turkey, Czech Republic, Argentina, and Canada. Organizer and tour leader for many student tours of Mexico and Europe, especially Spanish-speaking countries.