College of Social Sciences and Communication
Associate Professor of Speech Communication
Dr. Julien Mirivel is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication and interim chair in the Criminal Justice Department. He is known for his work on positive communication and has been called “among the founding scholars in the emerging study of positive communication” by Dr. Thomas Socha of Old Dominion University.
Dr. Mirivel’s work on positive communication offers a totally new and unique focus on communication studies. One of the most impressive features of the positive communication model Dr. Mirivel developed is how he grids the complexity of positive communication within interpersonal studies with an organizing framework, which can be applied to multiple contexts. His book, “Art of Positive Communication,” was called “groundbreaking,” “essential,” and a “must-read primer for all those teaching and taking courses in relational communication.”
Dr. Mirivel has published one single-authored peer-reviewed book with another single-authored peer-reviewed book in the process, seven single-authored or co-authored peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, four chapters in peer-reviewed edited volumes, and two entries in international encyclopedias. In addition to his publications, he has delivered 12 presentations at regional and national conferences and conducted over 70 workshops and keynote address across the country.
Dr. Julien Mirivel has a B.A. from the University of Iowa. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.