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Bonnie Farley-Lucas is the director for Faculty Development and professor of communication at Southern, where she currently teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication, Gender and Communication, Family Communication, and Conflict Resolution. Dr. Farley-Lucas has published research on management communication, organizational consulting, communication education, children and conflict, gender in the workplace, and work-family processes. She has presented over 40 competitive papers at regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Farley-Lucas has over 20 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer, primarily in the areas of team-building, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills. E-mail Dr. Farley-Lucas at

Jennifer Hudson is Faculty Development Associate at Southern. She has also taught part-time in Women's Studies and English. Her essays, fiction and poetry have appeared in several international and national journals and literary magazines.  Ms. Hudson's research interests include women writers and women's writing, feminist theories, utopian fiction, sexualities and genders, women and spirituality, popular culture, composition, and eLearning and multiliteracies. She has presented her research in these areas at several regional, national, and international conferences. E-mail Ms. Hudson at

Michele Salamone is the secretary for Faculty Development and the Curriculum Innovation Program at Southern. She has over 15 years' experience in various administrative positions within the field of education. She is an active volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Her passion is the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, where she serves as a committee chairperson and co-captain of team "Ry's Guys." E-mail Ms. Salamone at