About the Authors
Dr. Josina M. Makau

Josina M. Makau received an MA in Philosophy from UCLA, and an MA and PhD in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley. Following fifteen years on the faculty at Ohio State University, she was selected in 1995 as one of California State University Monterey Bay’s twelve founding faculty. Dr. Makau served as the university’s dean of arts and humanities from 1996-2001, and is currently Professor and Co-Coordinator of the Practical and Professional Ethics Program. She serves on the Natividad Medical Center BioEthics Committee, and on the Media Literacy Alliance Advisory Council. Her awards include Ohio State University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Duquesne University’s Scholar Award for Excellence in Ethics Education. Dr. Makau has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, as well as two books, Reasoning and Communication, Communication Ethics in an Age of Diversity, which she co-edited with Ronald Arnett, in addition to Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community (co-authored with Debian Marty).

 

Dr. Debian L. Marty

Debian Marty received an MA in Women's Studies and a PhD in Communication, both from Ohio State University. She joined the faculty at California State University Monterey Bay in 1996 and is currently an Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator of the Practical and Professional Ethics Program. Dr. Marty has published journal articles and book chapters in the areas of communication, critical race theory, and feminist studies. She is the co-author of Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community (with Josina Makau).

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