Dr. Julien C. Mirivel is Professor of Applied Communication and Interim Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is among the founding scholars in the emerging field of positive communication and an award-winning teacher and scholar. Julien has published in the best journals in the field of communication and is the author of two books on positive communication published by Peter Lang (“The Art of Positive Communication: Theory and Practice” and “How Communication Scholars Think and Act: A Lifespan Perspective”). In the past five years alone, he has delivered more than 90 keynotes, trainings, and workshops on how to communicate effectively across contexts. He is a TEDx speaker whose mission is to inspire individuals and groups to communicate more positively at home and at work.