CID People

About CIDCID Director:
Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz (Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, USA; Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University, Canada), 2010-present

CID Associate Director:
Casey Man Kong Lum (Professor, William Paterson University, NJ, USA), 2019-present

The following Advisory Board members of the Center were approved by the Council of Communication Associations in October 2020 for a 3-year term:

Melita Garza (Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana, USA)
Maria Christina Gatti (Associate Professor, University of Bolzano, Italy)
Summer Harlow (Associate Professor, University of Houston, USA)
Nazan Haydari (Associate Professor, İstanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Todd Sandel (Associate Professor, University of Macau, China)
Mary Schaffer (Associate Professor, California State University, Northridge, CA USA)
Federico Subervi-Vélez (University of Wisconsin-Madison—honorary, WI, USA)

Graphic Design Consultant:
Linda de Wit (The Netherlands), 2018-present

Past Advisory Board members:
Donal Carbaugh (Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA) 2010-17
Sherri Hope Culver (Associate Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA) 2017-20
Giovanna Dell’Orto (Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, USA), 2014-20
William Evans (Professor, University of Alabama, USA) 2010-14
Barbara Hines (Professor, Howard University, USA) 2010-17
Janice Hume (Associate Professor, University of Georgia, USA) 2010-14
Anne Kankaanranta (Senior Lecturer, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland) 2017-20
Leena Louhiala-Salminen (Senior Fellow, Aalto University School of Business, Helsinki, Finland) 2010-17
Charles Self (Professor Emeritus, University of Oklahoma, USA), 2010-2022
Michael D. Slater (Professor, Ohio State University, USA) 2010-14
Katérina Stenou (Coordinator, Intersectoral Platform for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence, UNESCO, Paris, France) 2010-17
Valerie White
 (Associate Professor, Florida A & M University, USA) 2010-14

Former Associates:
Robyn Penman, Graphic Design Consultant, 2010-16
Brenda Berkelaar, Technical Consultant, 2012-13
Sean Rintel, Social Media Consultant, 2012-13
Minh Cao, Assistant to the Director (Master’s student, Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA, USA), 2013
Min He, Assistant to the Director (Master’s student, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada), 2016-17

Past Interns:
Rehana Paul (Bachelor’s student, American University, USA), 2020
Linda de Wit (Master’s student, Freiburg University, Germany), 2017
Tracy Wang (Master’s student, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada), 2014
Pallas Zhang (Master’s student, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada), 2014
Crystal Guo (Master’s student, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada), 2014
Jana Simonis (Doctoral candidate, Southern Illinois University, IL, USA), 2014


In addition to those recognized above, a lot of people have furthered the mission of CID by giving of their time and expertise in a wide variety of ways. All authors of guest postsKey Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue, Constructing Intercultural Dialogues, translators, or reviewers, as well as a few who have helped with random questions about various languages, as well as graphic designers who have created CID Posters, are recognized on the acknowledgments page.

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