Jill E Rudd, PhD
 Title: Professor & Univ Ombudsperson
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 245
 Phone: 216-687-3993
 Email: J.RUDD@csuohio.edu
 Web: http://www.csuohio.edu/class/com/jruddBio.html
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 245, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Conflict Resolution Negotiation Mediation Parenting Communication
Ph.D., Kent State University
Brief Bio:
Jill Rudd, is a Professor in the School of Communication.  
Dr. Rudd helped form and advises a communication graduate student organization that participates in regional communication conventions. She was also part of the faculty development program in International Business Negotiations at Duke University in 2003.
Dr. Rudd has developed several courses in mediation, negotiation and intercultural negotiation that are currently offered at CSU.
Her area of focus is dispute resolution and is currently working on a study called Incarerated Parenting Communication which researches effective communication training for incarcerated mothers who are re-entering the family upon release. Dr. Rudd research interests include: communication skill deficiencies and the role of aggression, negotiation in intercultural settings, and managing conflict in organizational communication.
Her recent book "Communicating in Global Business Negotiations" was published (2007) with co-author Diana Lawson.

She is from Shelby, Ohio, and enjoys reading, skiing and cooking.
Honors and Awards:
Top Paper awarded by the Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Division of the Eastern Communication Association-1998
Top Paper awarded by the Commission on Communication Apprehension and Avoidance of the National Communication Association-1997
Top Paper awarded by Instructional Practices at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference-1997
Top Paper awarded at the Ohio University Graduate Student Midwestern Spring Conference-1991.
Top Three Papers in the Organizational/Interpersonal Interest Group.  Awarded at the Eastern Speech Communication Annual Meeting-1991.
Recipient of the Daniel Rohrer Research in Argumentation Award awarded by the American Forensic Association.
Outstanding Young Women of America.
Outstanding Advisor, awarded at Kent State University Student Life Division
Rho Lambda, National Pan-Hellenic Recognition Society
Research Interests:
Negotiation and Mediation
Teaching Areas:
Graduate Courses

International Negotiation Strategy and Practices
Collaborative Research Seminar
Interpersonal Theory
Mediation and Collaboration Decision-Making
Negotiation Seminar
Group Communication and Conflict

Undergraduate Courses

Public Relations
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Internships
Communication and Marketing
Interpersonal Communication
Speech Communication
Group Communication
Business and Public Speaking
Conflict and Communication
Advanced Interpersonal Theory
Family Communication
Human Communication Theory
Professional Affiliations:

Editorial Board,  Journal of Family Communication2005-current
            Invited Reviewer, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships2005
Invited Reviewer, Western Journal of Communication2004-2005
Invited Reviewer, Human Communication Research--2002
Associate Editor, Communication Monographs--1998-2001
Editorial Board, Communication Research Reports--1998-2000
Editorial Board, The Communication Teacher--1998-2000

Professional Organizations

Reviewer, National Communication Association Meeting (2004)
Reviewer, Educational Division, National Association Meeting (November, 2002)
Panel Chair, National Communication Association Meeting (20040
Panel Chair, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association                    Meeting (July, 2002)
Panel Chair, Family Communication Division, National Communication Association Meeting,                    (November, 1998)
Research Committee Member, Family Communication Division,
National Communication Association Meeting (November, 1998)
Respondent, Family Communication Division, Speech Communication Association Meeting, (November, 1995)
Research Committee Member, Family Communication Division, Speech Communication Association Meeting, (November, 1995)--Reader
Respondent, Family Communication Division, Speech Communication Association Meeting, (November, 1994)
Research Committee Member, Family Communication Division, Speech Communication Association Meeting, (November, 1994)--Reader
Chair, Panel for the Peace Studies Division, Speech Communication Association Meeting, (November, 1992)
Member of Host Committee, Central State Conference (1993)
Moderator, "Peacemaking through dialogical communication", presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication, (November, 1992)
Editorial Board, Ohio Speech Journal (1991-1992)
Professional Experience:
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Cleveland, OH 1991 - present
School of Communication
* Associate Professor
* Graduate Director
* Assistant Professor

ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY, Yellow Springs, OH 1991-2001
McGregor School of Conflict Resolution (Graduate School)
* Guest Lecturer
* On-line Instructor
University Service:
College/University Service

University Graduate Council (2006-2008)
University Research Council (2006-2008)
College of Urban Affairs Program Evaluation Committee (2005-2006)
Assistant Grievance Officer (2006)
Presenter, "Issues Confronting Associate Professors in A&S at CSU" (April, 2002)
Arts and Sciences Faculty Enrichment Advisory Committee (2000-2003)
Arts and Sciences Associate Professors Focus Group Facilitator (2000-2001)
Academic Standards Committee (1995)
Commencement Marshal (1996, 1998)
Athletic Academic Honors (1996)
Orientation Committee Member (1993)
Department Representative for United Way Campaign (1992 and 1993)
Member, Interdisciplinary of Dispute Resolution Task Force (1989-1990)
Chairperson, Orientation Advisory Committees (curriculum, training, freshman week programming), 1985 Kent State University
Chairperson, Publications and New Student Information, University Opening of School Committee, 1985 Kent State University
Consultant member, Associate and Assistant Deans Committee, 1981 to 1986 Kent State U.
Professional Service:
Focus Group Research, Facilitation and Negotiation Experience

Visitors Bureau of Cleveland
Cleveland State University Public Relations
LaFarge Corp., Paulding, Ohio
East Cleveland Schools, Cleveland, Ohio
Technicomp, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio
Ohio Department of Human Services-Youth Clusters, Lorain County Juvenile Probation Department, YWCA, Lorain, OH  
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Upper Sandusky School System, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Education 2000, Oberlin, Ohio
Lorain City Schools, Lorain, Ohio
City of Stow, Stow, Ohio
Dayton Performing Arts, Dayton, Ohio
Community Service:
Community Service

U.S. Federal Department of Homeland Security, Grant Reviewer-2006
National Institute of Justice, Research and Evaluation Consultant (2001-current)
State of Ohio Commission of Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, Trainer for the Basic Mediation Training for Higher Education Faculty and Students (2006)
Board of Director Member, Cleveland Mediation Center (1991--Current)
Association for Families of Adoption Services--Educational Teacher--taught once a month Adoption Classes for perspective parents
Elementary School Writing Workshop
Member of the Fund Raising Committee for Family Adoption Consultants (a nonprofit agency)
Commissioner, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Commission (September 1992-1995) **Appointed by the Governor of Ohio
Vice-Chair, Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Commission (1994-1995)
Conflict Resolution Advisory Faculty for the Graduate Conflict Resolution Program at Antioch University
Member, Supreme Court Research Advisory Board for the Akron
University Research Project
Volunteer, Cleveland Council on World Affairs
Judge, Ohio Public Image Award
Facilitator, Legislative Office of Education Oversight
                    Arts Council
                    Health Careers Opportunity Program
               NARAL Northern Ohio Conference
                    Education 2000, Oberlin, Ohio  
                    Center for Educational Leadership
                    City of Stow
                    Lorain County Head Start
                    Public Service Institute      
                    Choices Program-Cleveland School Children's Self-Esteem Project
Research Grants:
Recently Funded Projects
Focus Group Studies for St. Edwards High School (2006). Reviewer for focus group questions and trained focus group facilitators.  Assisted K. Neuendorf, primary investigator.


Office of Criminal Justice Services-Ohio Violence Prevention Grant (awarded $10,000) 1997.

Research and Creative Activities Grant Award awarded by Graduate Studies and Research, Cleveland State University 1995.

Focus Group Studies for Cleveland Visitors Bureau (2004) CRC-CSU Contract Project.  Co-investigator (with K. Neuendorf).  MelamedRiley Advertising

Focus Group Investigation of Potential Students Orientations toward Higher Education. (2004). CRC/CSU Contract Project.  Co-investigator (with K. Neuendorf) Peter Toomey and Friends Advertising and CSU Office of Marketing and Public Affairs

Focus Group Investigation of Distance Learning Faculty and Students. (2002).  CSU subcontract for Grant. Co-investigator (with K.Neuendorf).  Subcontract for College of Education, Cleveland State University.

Focus Group Investigation of Associate Professors, College of Arts and Sciences.  (2000).  
Co-investigator (with Smith).  College of Arts and Sciences-CSU.