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Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1970

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, University of California at Davis

  • Honored as among “Decade's Top 1% of Communication Scholars," 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s

  • Author of 5 books, scores of research publications, over 100 conference papers

  • Eighteen professional excellence awards for articles and papers

  • 64 expert witness cases, 45/19 plaintiff/defendant, 18 depositions, 2 bench trials, 2 jury trials

Areas of Specialization

  1. Warnings -- Adequacy/inadequacy of warnings, warning labels, warning signs

  2. Other Communication Messages -- Ambiguity, clarity, likely interpretations of contracts, instructions, waivers, advertising, packaging, consent forms, harassment, etc.

  3. Male/Female Misunderstandings -- Dating behavior, date rape, consent to intimacy

  4. Liability, catastrophic injury, negligence cases where an issue is the adequacy, clarity, or likely interpretation of a communication message