Stanley Deetz is a professor in the Graduate School, a Presidential Teaching Scholar, and Director of the Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He is author/co-author of over 140 scholarly articles and author/co-editor of twelve books including the award winning Democracy in an Age of Corporate Colonization. His research focuses on alternative conceptions and practices of communication and democracy and the micro-practices of power focusing primarily in the organizational context. In his professional practice professor Deetz has worked with institutional change and the design of interaction processes for cross-functional and multi-party decision making both within organizations and between organizations and external communities. He has lectured and worked on projects in nineteen countries. He has served as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and is a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar and an International Communication Association Past-President and Fellow.