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Lori J. Carrell, Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Director of the University Studies Program



Office Location and Hours (by appointment)

Pollock Alumni House (upstairs)



University of Denver, Ph.D., 1991

University of Alaska-Anchorage, M.A., 1989

Anderson University, B.A., 1984


Communication Field Emphases

General Research Expertise: Communication Education/Instructional Development

Current Research Agenda: Sermon Communication



Intercultural Communication

Oral Interpretation

Methods of Teaching Speech in the Secondary Classroom

Speech in the Elementary Classroom

Student Teaching Seminar

Conflict and Communication

Communication Research Methods

Study Abroad Communication Internship

Interpersonal Communication

Advanced Public Speaking

Fundamentals of Speech Communication


More About Lori…

Dr. Carrell has a vision to “educate, inspire, and equip others to maximize the transformative power of the spoken word.”  She has had experience teaching in a high school in Mooresville, Indiana and an Alaskan Eskimo village before attending graduate school in Colorado.  She has always been intrigued by questions about human communication and has had a lot of experience within the communication field, including hosting a TV talk show (check “Dr.Lori” on YouTube), and numerous publications.  Her most recent scholarly work is "Preaching that Matters" Reflective Practice for Transforming Sermons" (2013).


Lori is currently serving as the Interim Director of the University Studies Program (2012-2014) and Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (with Coordinator Eric Brunsell, COEHS). 



Click here to view Lori's Vita PDF

Meet the Prof: Lori Carrell

Favorite Quote

Like most all gifts given to humans, the spoken word has the potential to be used for good or for evil, or even to be wasted on mediocrity.  -  Great American Sermon Survey (2000)


Current COLS Carrell Interview: Transformative Teaching

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