Vincent Waldron

S110g
West Campus
PHOENIX
Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
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WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Lincoln Professor of Relationship Ethics
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Academic Professional
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051

Biography

Vincent Waldron is Professor of Communication Studies and Lincoln Professor of Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. His research interests include the communication of forgiveness in personal relationships, resilience in relationships and communities, relationship changes across the lifespan, and the communication of the “moral emotions” in work settings. In weaving together these strands of research, Professor Waldron’s research agenda is increasingly focused on communication practices that make relationships good, in the moral sense of that word.

He is author or coauthor of seven books and coeditor of another volume. These include Communicating Forgiveness (Sage, 2008),  Marriage at Midlife: Analytical Tools and Counseling Strategies (Springer, 2009), Managing Risk in Communication Encounters: Strategies for the Workplace (Sage, 2010), Communicating Emotion at Work (Polity, 2012), Moral Talk Across the Lifespan: Creating Good Relationships (Peter Lang, 2015), Marriages at Midlife: Challenge, Change and Opportunity (2017, Peter Lang),  Navigating Work Relationships (Cognella, 2017);  Reimagining Relationships: Conflict, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation (Routledge, 2018).  His articles appear in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research and Management Communication Quarterly, among other outlets.

Professor Waldron’s research considers both face-to-face and technology-mediated forms of communication and he frequently partners with colleagues in allied disciplines such as social work, aging studies and psychology. He has played central roles in projects attracting external funding of roughly $3 million to support community outreach, scholarships, instruction, and research. A recent expression of his community-based research is work with ASU’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, which allows him to help communities explore forgiveness as an alternative to bitterness, grudge-holding and violence. 

A committed classroom teacher, Professor Waldron has been recognized with a Carnegie/CASE Professor of the Year award. He is faculty coordinator for a scholarship program serving nontraditional students and co-founded ASU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Academy, a program offering college-level learning experiences for retired citizens. 

Publications

See CV

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 493 Honors Thesis
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 451 Comm and Work Relationships
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 417 Communication and Aging
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 494 Special Topics
CMN 515 Ethical Issues/Commun Advocacy
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 451 Comm and Work Relationships
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 494 Special Topics
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 498 Pro-Seminar
CMN 505 Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 598 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 494 Special Topics
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 451 Comm and Work Relationships
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
COM 494 Special Topics
CMN 505 Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 451 Comm and Work Relationships
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 598 Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 417 Communication and Aging
COM 493 Honors Thesis
COM 499 Individualized Instruction
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 592 Research
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 451 Comm and Work Relationships
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
CMN 505 Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 580 Practicum
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
CMN 593 Applied Project
CMN 598 Special Topics
CMN 599 Thesis
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 417 Communication and Aging
CMN 584 Internship
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 312 Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
CMN 502 Theory/Pract/Commun/Persuasion
CMN 595 Continuing Registration
CMN 599 Thesis

Service

  • northlight gallery, facilitator (2014 - Present)
  • multiple journals:, manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • conflict management management degree exploration committee, co-chair (2013 - Present)
  • P & T committee for New College, chair (2013 - Present)
  • P & T committee for New College, member (2013 - Present)
  • SBS, New College, ASU, organized high profile visit/lecture by Arlie Hochschild (2013 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic, Expert Source (2013 - Present)
  • teaching excellence committee, organizer, member (2013 - Present)
  • transfer evaluation committee, member, COM representative (2013 - Present)
  • transfer evaluation committee, member (2013 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2012 - Present)
  • various churches,community groups, chamber of commerce, speaker (2012 - Present)
  • West Valley Unitarian Church, speaker (2011 - Present)
  • KAET, organizer, phone counselor (2011 - Present)
  • Arizona Conflict Summit, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2011 - Present)
  • Brophy High School, Speaker. organizer (2011 - Present)
  • Mark Knapp Awards Panel --NCA, organizer (2010 - Present)
  • "Point Person" committee, point person (2010 - Present)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2010 - Present)
  • peer reivew committee, chair (2010 - Present)
  • annula Review audit committee, member (2010 - Present)
  • Consortium for Family Communication Conference, conference organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Unitarian church of Phoenix, speaker/organizer (2010 - Present)
  • lifelon glearning lectyres, speaker (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • undergraduate issues in Com studies, informal (unpaid!) coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • National Communication Association, preconference seminar organizer (2009 - Present)
  • business communication degree task force, chair (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, Faculty coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, Faculty coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication consortium, organizer (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication consortium, organizer (2009 - Present)
  • Standards committtee, member (2009 - Present)
  • communication doctoral faculty, member (2009 - Present)
  • Faculty Senate committee on grievance process revision, member (2008 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, director of community intitiatives (2008 - Present)
  • aging society of america, grant application reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • graduate committee, chair (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Instructor, curriculum designer (2005 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Instructor, curriculum designer (2005 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Faculty research Director (2005 - Present)
  • president's faculty advisory council, member (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Assessment Laboratory, Faculty advisor (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - Present)
  • President's Advisory Council, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Member/Director (2001 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Programs, Faculty Director (1999 - Present)
  • National communication association, Selection Committee Member; Diamond Anniversary Book Award (2014 - 2017)
  • Nat. Com.Assoc., legilative assembly member (elected) (2014 - 2016)
  • search committee for possible spousal hire, Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • osher lifelong learning institute, instructor (2014 - 2014)
  • graduate admissions committee, chair (2014 - 2014)
  • Associate Director, SBS, Associate (2014 - 2014)
  • search committee for associate dean, member (2013 - 2014)
  • osher lifelong learning institute, teacher (2014 - 2014)
  • Recruitment /orientation events, speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • National Communication Association, member, nominating committee (2012 - 2013)
  • Associate Director, Associate (2011 - 2013)
  • Sociology Search Committee, chiar (2012 - 2013)
  • composition program, writing mentor (2012 - 2013)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2013)
  • Recruitment /orientation events, speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Legislative council representative --Nat. Com. Association, chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, member, past chair (2008 - 2012)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2012)
  • peer review committee, chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2012)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2012)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2012)
  • NCA, panel chair (2011 - 2011)
  • Department of Naval Research, project reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, chair (2008 - 2011)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, chiar (2008 - 2011)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2011)
  • area Agency on Aging, Age Works Supervisor (2010 - 2011)
  • academic standards committee, member (2009 - 2011)
  • family communication consortium, director (2009 - 2011)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2011)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2011)
  • development director search committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2010)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2010)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2008 - 2010)
  • search committee political science, chiar (2009 - 2010)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2010)
  • masters of communication studies, director (2007 - 2010)
  • masters of communication studies, director/admissions committee chiar (2007 - 2010)
  • Aging Society of America, lifelong learning leadership council, Board Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2010)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2010)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair-elect (2008 - 2009)
  • award selection committee -national communication association, chair (2008 - 2009)
  • peer reivew committee, chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Marsden fund, grant reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • national communication association, paper reviewer-- IP Communication Division (2009 - 2009)
  • Management Communication Quarterly, reviewer (two manuscripts) (2008 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association, preconference seminar organizer (2008 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association, national nominating committee member (2008 - 2008)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Aging and Lifespan Development Program, search committee member (2008 - 2008)
  • faculty search committee, chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Bernard Osher Foundation, conference planning committtee member; workshop organizer (2008 - 2008)
  • national communication association, paper reviewer-- Applied Communication Division (2008 - 2008)
  • Applied Comm. Division, National Communication Association, Chair-elect (2005 - 2006)
  • Interpersonal Communication Division, Chair-elect (2004 - 2006)
  • Western States Communication Journal, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU West Lifelong Learning Programs, Project Director (1999 - 2005)
  • Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Committee on Learner Centered Education, Arizona Board of Regents (2001 - 2004)
  • Committee on the Evolution of ASU West, Faculty Representative (2002 - 2003)
  • Division of Collaborative Programs, Interim Dean (2001 - 2002)
  • Search Committee, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Faculty Senate, President (2000 - 2001)
  • Lower Division Implementation Committee, Faculty Representative (2000 - 2001)
  • Poster Session, National Communication Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Conference Planner (2000 - 2001)
  • Search committee, Vice Provost for Research & Faculty Development, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Gerontology Program, Acting Director (2000 - 2000)
  • nominating committee-- NCA, member (2012 - 11-2013)