Presented by Classified and Unclassified Staff Councils
Creating Community Through Campus Conversations
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
J. Alex Alexander
J. Alex Alexander believes effective communication is the core of any successful interaction. She is an award-winning educator and has taught in the Communication Department at Wright State University since 1997, with teaching specialties in Small Group and Team Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Communication for Educators and Business Communication.
Alex partners with non-profit and corporate clients to deliver outstanding training and consultative outcomes on leadership, management and diversity initiatives. Current and recent clients include Toyota, Catholic Social Services, U.S. Department of Veteranís Affairs, and many more. She also partners with educational clients to teach professional development classes on topics such as diversity, stress management, nonverbal communication, difficult conversations, and the like.
Participants love her knowledgeable and enthusiastic presentation style and canít wait to hear her informative sessions time and time again.
Leslie Clem Edmunds
Leslie is founder and owner of Healthy Hearts Nutrition, LLC. She received her B.S. in Medical Dietetics from The Oho State University in 2008. Before opening Healthy Hearts Nutrition, Leslie worked as a dietician at two skilled nursing facilities. She earned her M.P.H. from Wright State University in 2010 and is currently working on her M.B.A. Leslie is certified in Adult Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is an active member of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, Weight Management DPG and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs DPG. Leslie enjoys helping others improve their quality of life through good nutrition. She is credentialed through Anthem and is available to meet with Wright State employees and students for Nutrition Counseling on campus or at her Springfield office.
Jennifer Turpin is the Assistant Director for Fitness and Wellness at Wright State University. She has more than 12 years of experience in Fitness and Health Promotion. Her areas of expertise include worksite health promotion, fitness assessment, exercise prescription and exercise program design. Jennifer received both her Bachelorís (Strategic Communication) and Masterís (Exercise Science & Health Promotion) degrees from The Ohio State University. She holds professional fitness certifications from the American Council on Exercise, Physical Mind Institute and Yoga Fit International. Jennifer is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and is an American Council on Exercise Faculty member. She serves as chair for the Wright State University Faculty & Staff Wellness and Recreation Committee. Jennifer enjoys running and teaching yoga and feels passionately about helping others enhance their quality of life through exercise and positive health behaviors.
J. Michael Bernstein
Michael Bernstein is the assistant dean at the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, he teaches business law, conflict management and ethics courses for the college.
He retired as the magistrate for the Mercer County Courts of Common Pleas and also previously served as the referee for Auglaize County Courts of Common Pleas and Shelby County Court of Common Pleas and as a visiting magistrate in the Greene County Domestic Relations Court. He had also served as a magistrate-judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division.
Todd Dewett, Ph.D., is a tenured Professor of Management in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. At Wright State University he has been honored with the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Teaching Award numerous times as well as the Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence. Before entering academics, Todd was a management consultant with Andersen Consulting as well as Ernst & Young focusing on process reengineering and change management. He continues to work with many organizations around the country.
Joseph E. Keferl, Rh.D., CRC
Dr. Keferl is a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research in the College of Education and Human Services at Wright State University. Dr. Keferl has experience working with persons with chronic and persistent mental illness, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities, and persons with co-existing substance abuse and disability. Dr. Keferl serves in leadership roles on numerous local, state, and national professional boards. He is past Chair of a three county mental health and recovery board, Past President of the Ohio Rehabilitation Counseling Association, Past President and Board member of the Ohio Rehabilitation Association, President and National Rehabilitation Association (NRA) Board Representative of the Great Lakes Region, President of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association and Past Chair of the ARCA Research and Knowledge Council, Past Region V Representative to the National Council on Rehabilitation Education, National Rehabilitation Counseling Association Past President, current Board member, and NRCA Delegate to the American Counseling Association 20/20 Workgroup. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in professional journals/sources and presents regularly at professional conferences across the country.
Albert Bondurant has more than 25 years of experience in Education/OD/Training - including running his own consulting business, working as an adjunct faculty member, and leading corporate training divisions in the IT and auto industry. He has been at Wright State since 2007 as the Executive Director of Organizational Development and Learning and has been the Staff Liaison since its inception in 2008.