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Carrell, Lori


Doctor of Philosophy - Speech Communication, 1991

Phone: (920) 424-4423

Office:  A/C 409

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Classroom Communication

  • Intercultural Communication


Brief Bio:

Dr. Carrell's commitment to inspire positive transformation through communication has fueled more than twenty years of teaching, speaking, and consulting. Her listeners have included business professionals, students in kindergarten through college, prisoners, educators, military personnel, preachers, parishioners and Eskimos. (She taught secondary speech/theatre in Mooresville, IN, was counselor and English teacher for the Yupiit School District in Alaska and elementary counselor in Elizabeth, CO).

Her formal education in Speech Education (Ph.D., University of Denver), Counseling Psychology/Education (M.A., University of Alaska-Anchorage), and Communication Education Theatre, and Psychology (B.A., Anderson University) is balanced by diverse life experiences. That rich foundation of living includes culture shock as a teacher in an Eskimo village, artistic performances on camera and on stage, research of public speaking in churches across the country, and he daily intensity of parenthood. She is the author of The Great American Sermon Survey (2000) and numerous research articles in her discipline.

As a former Endowment for Excellence Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Professor Carrell currently teaches in the Department of Communication and also serves as coordinator of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative on that campus. A well published author in her discipline, Dr. Carrell is also the recipient of several teaching awards.


Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh:  1991

Years of P-12 Experience: 5 years


Classes Typically Taught:

  • Methods of Speech Communication 

  • Theatre in Secondary Schools

  • Methods of Teaching Speech in the Elementary Classroom

  • Oral Interpretation

  • Intercultural Communication

  • Conflict and Communication

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