John T. Warren is Professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His major research and teaching centers in Communication Pedagogy, Performance Studies, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies. His publications include his books, Performing Purity: Whiteness, Pedagogy and the Reconstitution of Power and Casting Gender: Women and Performance in Intercultural Contexts, Critical Communication Pedagogy, the SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction, as well as essays in several education and communication studies journals, including Educational Theory, Communication Education, and Text and Performance Quarterly.
Deanna L. Fassett holds a Ph.D. in communication pedagogy from Southern Illinois University, where her dissertation, which suggests a corrective to the instructional communication study of "at-risk" students, received the university's dissertation research award. Now Professor of Communication Studies, Fassett is the coordinator of the introductory course and Graduate Teaching Associate supervisor at San Jos State University. She has published two books: Critical Communication Pedagogy and the SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction. Her work has appeared in national journals, including Communication Education, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, and Basic Communication Course Annual.