Dr. Jonathan H. Millen is a Professor of Communication and Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts, Education and Sciences at Rider University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts and joined the faculty in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Rider in 1991. He served as department chair from 2005-2010. In addition to teaching a wide array of communication courses, he developed The Social Impact of Rock and Roll for the American Studies program and a course on conflict resolution for the Law and Justice program. In 1997 he was presented with the Rider University Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2000 the Award for Distinguished Service. His most recent research has been in the area of political rhetoric while his earlier scholarship focused on the study of conflict resolution with an emphasis on mediation. Named to The Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors, a past president of the New Jersey Communication Association, and a member of the editorial board of the Atlantic Journal of Communication, his research has been published in Mediation Quarterly, Human Communication, and Human Systems.