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Title: Mentor; Professor Emeritus
Last Known Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota - USA
Skills: Symbolic Identity, group decision making, qualitative
and quantitative research, humor.
BA, Northern Illinois University;
MA, University of Missouri - Kansas City;
PhD, University of Minnesota
Bio: One of the developers of Symbolic Convergence Theory;
Dr. Cragan is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University
of St. Thomas and professor Emeritus at Illinois State University,
Normal, IL. He has co-authored seven books, the most recent
being: Communication in Small Groups: Theory,
Process, Skills, 6th edition. He has published
over forty professional articles and has presented over eighty
scholarly papers at international and national communication
conventions. He received the Outstanding Research Award in the
Arts and Sciences College at Illinois State University; and
the top Applied Communication Research Book for Symbolic
Theories in Applied Communication Research: Bormann,
Burke, and Fisher, from the National Communication Association.
presently teaches several small group communication and management
decision-making classes for the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association.
Dr. Cragan has conducted scores of marketing communication studies
for Fortune 500 companies, such as Pfizer, 3M, Upjohn, Monsanto,
State Farm, Caterpillar, Pioneer, and Growmark.