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Elvinet S. Piard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Public Speaking Program Coordinator
Tom Raper 252
Department of Communication Studies
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
(765) 973-8425


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2008
  • M.A., Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, 2002
  • B.A., Mass Communication, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL, 1999

Current Research Interests

Intergroup relations, online instruction, transformative mediation training.

Selected Publications

  • Piard, E. S. (in press). Intercultural communication in the Caribbean. In J. Bennett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Wilson, E. S. (2011). Chapter 13: Reconceptualizing the story of U.S. cultural adaptation. In Paul Kriese and Randall Osborne, (Eds.), Social Justice, Poverty & Race: Normative and Empirical Points of View (pp. 147-158). New York, New York: Rodopi.
  • Wilson, E. S. (2011). Strangers in the ivory tower: Framing international female faculty identity negotiations in a 'majority' academic institution. In M. N. Niles & N. Gordon (Eds.), Still Searching for our Mother's Gardens: Experiences of New Tenure Track Women of Color at 'Majority' Institutions (pp. 155-174). Lanham, MD: University of America Press.
  • Wilson, E. S. (2009). What it means to become United States American: Afro-Caribbean immigrants' constructions of American citizenship and experience of cultural transition. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 3, 196-204.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Faculty Associate, Communication, Arizona State University Polytechnic, 2007-2008
  • Adjunct Instructor, Communication, Mesa Community College, 2006-2008
  • Graduate Research Associate, North American Center for Transborder Studies, Arizona State University, 2005-2006

Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations

  • Board Member, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, 2013-present

Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions

  • Inductee, Indiana University Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching, 2013
  • Top Paper Award, Women’s Caucus, Central States Communication Association, 2011
  • Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Wellesley Institute Scholarship Award, 2010

Certificates/Professional Training

  • Certificate in Gender & Development, Institute of Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, 2009.
  • Transformative Mediator, Dayton Mediation Center, 2009.