González brings intercultural aspect to communication
It is fitting that the work of Dr. Alberto González, chair of the communication department, is so well known around the world since the crux of his scholarship is in intercultural communication. In addition to his work in his home discipline, his writing and research appears in publications that focus on poverty, disability studies, youth theatre and Latino/a education.
His seminal collection of essays, co-edited (with Dr. Wea-Wen Chen) “Our Voices: Essays in Culture, Ethnicity and Communication,” published by Oxford University Press, is now in its sixth edition and is used internationally.
González was named a Distinguished University Professor by the BGSU Board of Trustees at the Feb. 17 meeting. The titled of Distinguished University Professor is conferred upon members of the faculty already holding the rank of professor, whose creative professional achievements are such as to have won them national distinction or recognition beyond the limitations of a narrow field of interest.