Dr. John Daly (Ph.D., Purdue University) is the Liddell Centennial Professor of Communication, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and TCB Professor of Management at the University of Texas (Austin). He has published more than 100 articles and chapters in scholarly publications and more than a dozen books. Dr. Daly's interests focus on practical ways of improving the communication skills of individuals. Thus, in his research he has examined communication difficulties people experience in their personal and professional relationships and ways people advocate for their ideas. The question that guides his research and teaching is simple: How can people’s interpersonal skills help them succeed in their relationships and jobs? He served as editor of two academic journals (Communication Education and Written Communication) as well as on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals. In recognition of his scholarly work, he was named a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. He has also consulted, around the globe, with hundreds of organizations, both public and private, on communication and leadership issues. At UT, he teaches classes on interpersonal communication, advocacy and influencing, leadership, crisis management, and organizational behavior. Dr. Daly has won every campus-wide undergraduate teaching award at the University. He was an inaugural member of the University of Texas Academy of Distinguished Teachers as well as the University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. He served on the Board of Directors of International Communication Association, the International Customer Service Association, and the Administrative Council of the National Communication Association, was President of the National Communication Association, and Chair of the Council of Communication Societies.