Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Communications presents, Dr. Arvind Singhal – Focusing on What Works! Positive Deviance and Healthy Communities, Friday, April 8, 2011 at 1 p.m. in Beckman Hall 104.

Dr. Arvind Singhal is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication and Director of the Social Justice Initiative in the University of Texas El Paso’s Department of Communication. He is also appointed as the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Singhal teaches and conducts research in the diffusion of innovations, organizing for social change, and the entertainment-education strategy. His research and outreach spans sectors such as health, education, peace, human rights, poverty alleviation, sustainable development, civic participation, democracy and governance, and corporate citizenship.
Singhal is co-author or editor of 11 books which include, but are not limited to, Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare through Positive Deviance (2010); Protecting Children from Exploitation and Trafficking: Using the Positive Deviance Approach (2009); Popular with a Purpose (2008). 
Singhal has won Top Paper Awards from the International Communication Association and National Communication Association a dozen times, and Ohio University’s Baker Research Award twice. The Social Science Research Council and the International Communication Association recognized Singhal as the winner of the Communication Research as Collaborative Practice Award in 2009 and the winner of the Communication Researcher as an Agent of Change Award in 2008.
Wilkinson College and the Department of Communications is excited to welcome Dr. Singhal to Chapman University. We hope that you will join us during his visit. For more information, please contact Chris Di Tommaso at 714.744.7088.