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Averett College 1966-1969 AS
San Diego State 1972-74 BS Communication 4.0 Major
San Diego State 1974-77 MA Communication Dean’s List all semesters
University of Colorado, Boulder 1977-80 PhD Communication Highest Distinction 3.9 GPA
Warnborough College Oxford, UK 1982 Post Doctorate- Gender Communication
San Diego State 1974-77 Public Speaking
Southwestern College 1975-77 Nonverbal Communication
University of Colorado, Boulder 1977-1982 Communication and Social Change, Persuasion, Communication 101,Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication
- Western Speech Communication Association: 1975 Debut Award
The Relationship of Cognitive Style to Language Acquisition and Selected Aspects of Nonverbal Communication (co-author: Patrick Mills).
- Teaching and Learning Council: State of California Grant for highest teaching evaluations, Communication Dept 1975.
- Teaching Excellence Award: University of Colorado, Boulder 1980.
- Distinguished Instructor Award: University of Colorado, Boulder, Division of Continuing Education 1982.
You Don’t Say: Navigating Nonverbal Communication Between the Sexes (Prentice Hall 2004)
Code Switching: How to talk so Men will listen (Alpha Books, Penguin 2009)
The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women (Pfeiffer 2012).
Women’s Nonverbal Behavior: The Paradox of Skill and Acquiescence. Women Studies in Communication (Fall 1981).
Inductive Acuity and the Acquisition of Language. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research (Vol. 12, 1983).
1984-Current Audrey Nelson PhD Inc. Key-note speaker, corporate trainer and consultant for Fortune 50 companies and government agencies in 49 states and 6 countries.
2011 Represented US Embassy in South Korea as a consultant on gender equity in the workplace.
1980 Co-Founded/served as President for the Organization for Research on Women and Communication (ORWAC)