Dr. Debbie Chasteen to deliver Willard Lecture


Dr. Debbie Chasteen, professor and A. Major Hull Chair of Communication, will deliver the 28th annual Carl. F. Willard Lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Yates-Gill College Union 221. Her lecture is titled "How Organizations Effectively Manage Public Relations Crises Using Balance Theory." A reception will follow the lecture in Yates-Gill 222.

Chasteen's discussion will examine recent public relations crises, exploring the options for managing these situations and illustrating how Heider's balance theory provides a good model for possible responses. 

Named after former Jewell Trustee Carl F. Willard, the Willard Distinguished Teacher Award is granted each year to one outstanding Jewell educator. Faculty members are nominated for the award by a committee of peers, and the President and Provost then select the winner, who is invited to give a lecture in the fall as part of the award.