Storr conducts HRDC workshop for University faculty, staff

Juliette Storr, assistant professor of communications at Penn State Beaver, recently conducted a one-day training and professional development workshop on behalf of Penn State’s University Office of Global Programs and the Human Resource Development Center.

“Communicating Across Cultures: Building Partnerships” was designed to identify the importance of valuing differences, empathize with minority perspectives, recognize personal biases about cultural differences, identify techniques to manage cultural differences, and recognize personal levels of readiness to embrace differences. Storr, the lead presenter, was assisted by Patricia Coleman, international student advisor in the Office of Global Programs.

Storr, a former member of the Executive Committee of the Penn State Commission for Women, conducts extensive research in communications. A recent topic was “Caribbean Journalism in the 21st Century: Globalization, Regional Integration and National Identity” in which she described this century’s transformation of Caribbean journalism with globalization of news organizations and convergent digital technologies.

Storr holds a doctorate in mass communication and a certification in contemporary history from Ohio University, a master’s degree in radio-television-film production from Wayne State University, and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Windsor, Canada. She can be contacted at jms1015@psu.edu or 724-773-3575.

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Last Updated February 28, 2011