Dr. Renee Heath
Principal Communication Lecturer at UNH
Dr. Heath is an award winning scholar and professor of organizational communication specializing in community collaboration. She is presently the co-founder and co-director of the Civil Discourse Lab in the Department of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. She is also known for her work on intergenerational conflict and work life balance and frequently speaks to organizations and professional associations on this topic bridging organizational divides. She has published on collaboration and deliberation in several leading scholarly journals. Her latest award-winning book, Interorganizational Collaboration: Complexity, Ethics and Communication (Heath & Isbell, 2017) presents the pyramid of collaborative language useful for organizations and community groups. She began her career as a development director and nonprofit stakeholder in education. Dr. Heath was recently honored with the College of Liberal Arts Teaching Excellence Award (2019). She was nominated for the highest teaching honor in the United States--the Carnegie Professor of the Year (2012), and won the most prestigious teaching award at the University of Portland (2011). She has also been honored for her mentorship of women in academics with the "She Flies with Her Own Wings" award, bestowed by the organization for Oregon Women in Higher Education (2011).