Lori Carrell, Communication
Dr. Lori Carrell’s vision is “to educate, inspire, and equip others to maximize the transformative power of the spoken word.” At UW Oshkosh, she has given shape to that vision in a myriad of ways. Students with a reputation for being reserved or silent always seem to “come out of their shell” in Dr. Carrell’s classes. I believe this is because of Dr. Carrell’s enthusiasm, ability to empathize with all students and role modeling of excellence in communication.
Dr. Carrell’s rigorous scholarship also brings much positive attention to the UW Oshkosh Department of Communication. Dr. Carrell presents her scholarship to audiences in a manner that is engaging and, like her teaching, transformative. When I see her name in the program of a professional association, I know that UW Oshkosh and my department will be well represented!