My teaching and speaking all stem from my daily work as a writer. As a researcher, I have published in leading national and international journals in the field of communication, including its most prestigious journal, Communication Monographs. In 2016, I earned the Faculty Excellence Award in Research and Creative Endeavors from the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
In 2014, in an attempt to summarize my thinking about how to communicate well, I wrote “The Art of Positive Communication: Theory and Practice,” which is published by Peter Lang Publishers. In the book, I introduce a model of positive communication that serves as an invitation to inspire and influence the people around us. The model features small and concrete behaviors that anyone can practice to make a difference at home and at work.
In 2016, I wrote “How Communication Scholars Think and Act," published by Peter Lang in 2017. The book features the stories of some of the best communication professors in the US. The book reveals the nature of human development, the curvature of disciplinary thinking, and the values that drive communication professionals. It will inspire people to communicate more wisely over the lifespan and draw on the knowledge and wisdom of key scholars to make a difference in their own interpersonal relationships.
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UALR's Public Radio features Dr. Mirivel on an episode of Arts & Letters. He talks about "The Art of Positive Communication" by exploring how greetings, small talk, asking questions and disclosing personal information can deepen our relationships and strengthen our bonds with each other by listening. Also, learn ways to act upon what you've learned in the episode by following the six supplemental exercise. Click on the icon to listen.