Professional Bio

Degrees

  • PhD, Speech Communication, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1990
  • Master of Science in Education, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE, 1978
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div) in Theology, Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN, 1973
  • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, California State College at Long Beach, CA, 1970

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Regis University, Denver, CO:
    • Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, January 2010-present
    • Professor/Academic Advisor, Communication and Conflict Management courses, January 2005-January 2009
    • Director of Undergraduate Faculty and Curriculum for the College for Professional  Studies (formerly School of Professional  Studies), taught Communication and Conflict Management program, May 2000-December 2004
  • University of Denver, Denver, CO:
    • Director of Graduate Studies in Applied Communication and Conflict Management, March 1996-April 2000
    • Instructor, Team Communication, Conflict Management courses, September 1992-April 2000
    • Visiting Professor in the Department of Human Communication Studies, 1990-1993
    • Instructor, Department of Speech Communication, 1988-1990
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Instructor, Persuasion and Principles of Public Relations courses, 1994

Research & Scholarship

Published Books

  • Spangle, M. & Isenhart, M. (2003) Negotiation:  Communication for Diverse Settings.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. (2000) Collaborative Approaches to Resolving Conflict. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.
  • Spangle, M. & Moorhead, J. (1997). Interpersonal Communication in Organizational Settings.  Dubuque, IA:  Kendall Hunt.

 

Journal, Book Chapter, and Professional Publications

  • Spangle, M. & Mitchell, K. (2012). ACResolution, Social media and mediating public policy, 11 (2): 12-15.
  • Spangle, M. & Mitchell, K (2010) Generational Conflict in Organizational Settings, Practical Dispute Resolution, 4 (3):25-34.
  • Spangle, M. (2009) The Importance of Choreography for Mediation in Organizations, Practical Dispute Resolution, 4:2.
  • Spangle, M. (2005) Invisible Elements of Mediation: The pink element in the room, Practical Dispute Resolution, 4:1.
  • Spangle, M. & Knapp (1996).  The effectiveness of debate as a corporate decision making tool, The Southern Journal of Forensics, 2 (1).
  • Knapp, D. & Spangle, M. (1995) A functional analysis of the environmental movement after 100 years:  The pragmatists and the radicals, Speaker and Gavel, 31 (1), 78-95.  
  • Spangle, M. & Germann, C. (1994). Saving our cousins, the chimps:  A dramatistic analysis of the environmental rhetoric of Jane Goodall, New York Communication Annual, 8, 5-23.
  • Jerry, C. & Spangle M. (1994).   Pat Schroeder. American women orators 1925-1993. Karlyn Kohrs Campbell (Ed.). Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood.
  • Spangle, M.  (1993). The choreography and rhetorical strategies of presidential campaign rallies. Massachusetts Communication Journal, 11 (1), 24-33.
  • Germann, C. & Spangle, M. (1993). Star Trek and the ecology movement after 25 years:  Development of parallel world views and rhetorical approaches.  The Florida Communication Journal, 21 (1), 25-40.
  • Menzel K. & Spangle M. (1991). Balance of power:  The use of computer games as tools for experiential learning in speech communication, Carolinas Speech Communication Annual, 7, 58-67.
  • Spangle, M. (1990). Burke's search for a unifying principle:  Development of an adaptable, Platonic framework, Speech Association of Minnesota Journal, 17, 1-6.

 

Additional Publications

  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. (July, 2011) Hiding in Plain Sight. Mediate.com, http://www.mediate.com/articles/SpangleIsenhart2.cfm.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. (May, 2006). ADR Processes: Applications For Managing Organizational Change. Mediate.com. http://www.mediate.com/articles/spangleIsenhart1.cfm
  • Spangle, M. (1993, March). Issues of diversity and change in organizational communication. TeamWorks.
  • Spangle, M. (1992, August). Team problems that contribute to intergroup tensions. TeamWorks.
  • Spangle, M. (1992, April). Reducing conflict factors that inhibit collaborative behavior on teams. Teamworks.

 

               

Convention Papers & Workshops

  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “The role of forgiveness in mediation,” presented the Colorado Statewide ADR conference, November 4, 2011, Denver, CO.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “The role of forgiveness in mediation: Crossing the border between transactive and transformative outcomes” presented at the 6th Annual Rocky Mountain Retreat” conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution, July 30, 2011, Estes Park, CO.
  • Spangle, M. “The Impact of Communication Technologies on American Culture” presented at the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs, annual convention, October 7, 2010, Dallas, Texas.
  • Spangle, M. & Knapp, D. “Managing workplace conflict between generations” presented at the 2009 National Convention of the Association for Conflict Resolution in Atlanta, GA, October, 2009.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “Organizational misbehavior” presented at the Colorado Statewide ADR Conference, October 24, 2008, Denver, CO.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “Decisions ADR Practitioners Must Make: Choice Points for Effective Conflict Management,” presented at the annual convention for the Association for Conflict Resolution in Phoenix, AZ, Oct 26, 2007.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “In the Eye of the Beholder: The importance of Client Assumptions about Conflict,” presented to the Colorado State Convention of ACR, September 28, 2007.
  • Spangle, M. “Dealing with politics, policies, and potholes in organizational decision making,” presented at the 2007 Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, April 20, 2007, Denver, CO.
  • Spangle, M. & Isenhart, M. “ADR processes as a tool for managing organizational change, presented at the 2005 annual convention for the Association of Conflict Resolution in Minneapolis, MN, September 29, 2005.
  • Isenhart, M. & Spangle, M. “Developing Community Mediators,” presented at the 2005 annual convention for the Association of Conflict Resolution in Minneapolis, MN, September 29, 2005.
  • Spangle, M. & Isenhart, M. “What Mediators Negotiate in Mediation,”  Three-hour workshop presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Washington, D.C. chapter, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2003.
  • Spangle, M. & Isenhart, M., “Situational Dynamics Require a Diversity of Approaches for Conflict Managers,” Workshop provided for the 2003 Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New Chapter, NYC, June 20, 2003.
  • Spangle, M. & Hodne, G. (2002).  “Teaching Values in Asynchronous Online Courses at Liberal Arts Colleges,” presented at the 2002 National Communication Association annual convention in New Orleans.
  • Spangle, M. & Lollar, K. “The Reciprocal Relationship Between the Spoken Word and Computer-Mediated Communication.” Presented at the 1998 National Communication Association annual convention in New York City.
  • Knapp, D. & Spangle, M. “The Men Who Would Be President:  A Metaphoric Analysis of the Announcement Speeches of Candidates for the 1996 Republican Nomination,”

                Western States annual convention, February 1998.

  • Hendry, J., Spangle, M. & Belsten, L.  "Environmental Negotiation:  New Paths for Overcoming Old Obstacles to Environmental Dispute Resolution," presented at the 1995 Speech Communication Association annual convention in San Antonio, TX.
  • Spangle, M. & Knapp, D. "Debating the Issues:  An Old Forum Applied to a New

                Setting in a Decision-Making Process," presented at the 1994 Speech Communication    Association annual convention, New Orleans.

  • Spangle, M. “Metaphors in Organizational Communication:  Exploration and Reconstruction,”  top paper in Applied Communication, presented at the 1993 Speech Communication Association annual convention, Miami, FL, November.
  • Spangle, M. “The Way We Talk About the Earth:  An Exploration of Rhetorical Tactics,” presented at the Eastern Speech Communication Association annual convention, April, 1993, New Haven, CT.
  • Germann, C. & Spangle, M. “Star Trek After 25 Years:  A Study of the Myths and                Values With Which It Found Its Success,” presented at the Central States Speech Communication Association annual convention, March, 1993, Louisville, KY.
  • Spangle, M. “The Environmental Wars Between Industry, Environmentalists, and Ecologists:  Rhetorical Battle of World Views and Strategies for America’s Ideological Center,” presented at the Western States Speech Association annual convention, Albuquerque, NM, 1993.
  • Spangle, M. “A Constructive Use for Metaphor in Conflict Management,” presented at the 1992 Speech Communication Association national convention, Chicago, 1992.
  • Thompson, D. & Spangle, M. “Human Phylogeny:  An Application of Vygotsky to the Development of Spoken Language,” presented to the 8th annual meeting of the International Language Origin Society, Cambridge, England, September, 1992.
  • Spangle, M. & Germann, C. Saving Our Cousins, the Chimps:  A Dramatistic Analysis of the Environmental Rhetoric of Jane Goodall, presented at the Western States Communication Association annual convention, Boise, ID, Feb, 1992.
  • Spangle, M. “Shared Metaphors:  A Reflection of Family World Views,” competitive paper presented for the Commission on Family Communication, at the 1991 Speech Communication Association national convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 1991.
  • Spangle, M. & Menzel, K. “Symbol, Metaphor, and Myth:  The Impact of Spoken  Language” presented at the 7th annual meeting of the International Language Origins Society at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, July, 1991.
  • Spangle, M. “The Changing American Family:  A Look at First and Second-Marriage Families and How They Differ in Attitudes and Perceptions,” Colorado Speech Communication Association 1991 Annual Convention, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, April, 1991.
  • Spangle, M. “Untying the stress knot of the 90s and identifying the family dynamics that facilitate recovery in cardiac patients” Colorado Cardiac Rehab Association State Convention Denver, CO, September 1990.
  • Spangle, M. “Presidential Campaign Rallies 1988:  A Look at Rhetorical Strategies,” Colorado Speech Communication Association annual convention, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, April, 1991.
  • Spangle, M. “Family Negotiation:  Issues and Strategies,” Colorado Speech Communication Association annual convention, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, April, 1990.
  • Menzel, K. & Spangle, M. “Experiential Learning in Speech Communication Education:  Use of a Computer Simulation Game,” Colorado Speech Communication Association annual convention, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, April, 1990.
  • Spradlin, A., Hannegan D., Daniels B., & Spangle M.  “A Quantitative Assessment of Imaging a World Without Weapons Workshop,” presented to the Annual Conference of the Consortium for Peace Research and Education, Denver, CO, October 7, 1989.