Jay Leighter, Ph.D.


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Jay Leighter, Ph.D., joined the Department of Communication Studies at Creighton University in 2006 where he teaches courses in cross-cultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication and public speaking. As an ethnographer of communication, he studies local public and political discourse and tries to understand how culture and communication intersect and influence the settings and scenes in which such communication takes place. A consultant with the Joslyn Institute for Sustainable Communities since 2008, Leighter moderated the Omaha CCNES event and will do so again in Scottsbluff, Neb., for the August 2011 program.


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