Susan Opt (Ph.D. & M.A., The Ohio State University; B.F.A., Wright State University) is chair and associ-ate professor in the Communication Department at Salem College. She has experience teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including communication theory, communication re-search, intercultural communication, public relations, public speaking, organizational communication, journalism, and special topics such as the rhetoric of social intervention. Opt has three main areas of re-search: social/cultural change from a rhetorical perspective, college students' perceptions of HIV/AIDS, and the relationship of Myers-Briggs personality types to communication variables. Her work has been published in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Journal of Radio Studies, Journal of Psychology, and the New Jersey Journal of Communication. She has also authored or co-authored four book chap-ters. Prior to becoming a full-time academic, Opt worked in the publishing industry as a journalist, type-setter, and book production editor. Dr. Mark A. Gring (Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.A. & B.S., University of Texas at Austin) is the graduate adviser and Associate professor of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University. He has taught courses in rhetorical theory, rhetorical criticism, persuasion, communication theory, argumentation and debate, and communication pedagogy at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His research foci include the analysis of religious discourse that brings about sociopolitical change (in the United States and in Latin America), the epistemic nature of rhetorical activity, the application of ideological assump-tions to the mass media, and the pedagogy of public speaking. His most recent work has been an analy-sis of post-9/11 sermons and their response to terrorism and war. His work has appeared in journals such as Rhetoric and Public Affairs, World Communication Journal, Journalism History, Basic Course Annual, Journal of Communication and Religion.