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Everybody!, Higher Ed Group, Southern U.S.

My Personal Info
Full Name: Shara Toursh Pavlow, Ph.D.
NCDD Member Since: Jan. 27, 2007
About Me: Shara Toursh Pavlow teaches communication and directs the Community Conversation Corps (CCC)in the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies at Florida Atlantic University. Her work focuses on the role of communication in building resilient communities (e.g., community organizing, constructive conflict, group dynamics, public participation, and race/ethnic relations).

For the last five years, she has been teaching a capstone course on community dialogue for both AmeriCorps volunteers and graduating seniors. The class incorporates five dialogic skills used to effect change: "real" conversation, group facilitation, public meetings, community organizing, and confrontation/protest.

Dr. Pavlow earned her Ph.D. in communication and community from the U. of Miami after a 26-year career in health system development and administration. During that time, she served as executive director of a not-for-profit community health center, a public-private joint venture to promote affordable health coverage, and a social outreach program for community building. She also managed a 400 physician medical school practice.
My Work
Organization Name: Florida Atlantic University
Title / Position: Director, Community Conversation Corps
Description: Shara is on the faculty at Florida Atlantic University where she teaches
--Dialogue, facilitation, and community organizing; --Constructive conflict;
--Communication theory; and
--Small group dynamics.

In addition, she directs the FAU Community Conversation Corps, an AmeriCorps service learning project in which 42 students each year take a class on communication and community process and then use their knowledge in service to not-for-profit organizations.
My Contact Info
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 561.400.4436
Street Address: 7765 SW 86 ST, #310
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country (if not U.S.): US
Zip or Country Code: 33143
NCDD Involvement
Member Type: Individual Member (dues-paying)
Mentorship Program: I'm interested in being a Mentor
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