Warren, Clay 1946-

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WARREN, Clay 1946-


Born August 11, 1946, in Lexington Park, MD; son of Cassius Clay (a farmer and business person) and Dorothy (a homemaker; maiden name, Christiansen) Warren; married Gitte Kolind (an artist), May 1, 1985; children: Laura, Daniel Clay. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Attended Michigan State University, 1963; U.S. Naval Academy, B.S., 1968; University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A., 1973, Ph.D. (communications), 1976. Hobbies and other interests: Contemporary piano, creative writing, travel.


Home—4703 Langdrum Lane, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Office—Communication Program, George Washington University, 2130 H St. N.W., Suite 707, Washington, DC 20052; fax 202-994-4555. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Colorado at Boulder, instructor in communication, 1973-76; Institute for Shipboard Education, Laguna Hills, CA, assistant professor of communication on voyage around the world, 1977; University College of Cape Breton, Sydney, Nova Scotia, visiting assistant professor of communication, 1978; Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV, assistant professor of communication, 1978-79; University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, assistant professor of speech, 1979-82; International People's College, Elsinore, Denmark, senior lecturer in communication and psychology, 1982-84; University College of Cape Breton, associate professor of communication, 1984-90, Tompkins Institute for Human Values and Technology research fellow, 1987-89; George Washington University, Washington, DC, associate professor, 1990-91, Chauncey M. Depew Professor of Communication, 1991—, and department chair. M J Solutions, Inc., consulting associate, 1986-98; Warren Consulting, director, 1988—. Pepperdine University, adjunct faculty member, 1978-81; International Masonry Institute, member of core faculty of communication, 1997-99. American Council on Education, member of Military Installation Voluntary Education Review Project team, 1992—, national coordinator of College Credit Recommendation Service, 1996—. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1968-71; became lieutenant.


North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, National Communication Association, Folk Education Association of America (member of executive council, Euro-North American Folk Education Resource Exchange Network, 1992—), American Association of University Professors.


Grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990; Rudolf Dreikurs Memorial scholar in Chios, Greece, International Committee for Adlerian Summer Schools and Institutes, 1988; first prize in short-story category, Annual Atlantic Writing Competition, Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, 1990, for "Soren Sorensen"; ACS Seminarian, Princeton University Academy of Consciousness Studies, 1994; grants from International Consciousness Research Laboratories, 1995, and Grundtvig Foundation, 1995, 1996, 1997; Direct Marketing Institute for Professors fellow, 1996; Morton T. Bender Award, George Washington University Center for Excellence and Teaching, 2000.


(Coauthor) Once upon an Island (musical play), first produced in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, 1978.

Minnesota Megvar (novel), Mora/Kozmosz (Budapest, Hungary), 1986.

(Editor) Inner Visions, Outer Voices: An Anthology of Cape Breton Poetry, University College of Cape Breton Press (Sydney, Nova Scotia), 1988.

(Editor and contributor) Democracy Is Born in Conversations: Recreating N. F. S. Grundtvig for Lifelong Learners around the World, Circumstantial Productions Publishing (Nyack, NY), 1998.

Contributor to books, including M. Davis-Finck and T. Gilmore-Finck, editors, Viktor Frankl and Logotherapy: Everything to Gain, Institute of Logotherapy Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993; and T. J. Socha and G. Stamp, editors, Parents, Children, and Communication: Frontiers of Theory and Research, Lawrence Erlbaum (Hillsdale, NJ), 1995. Contributor to academic journals, including National Issues in Higher Education, Option: Journal of the Folk Education Association of America, Health Communication, Individual Psychology, Adult Education Quarterly, and East European Quarterly. Member of editorial board, Journal of Communication Therapy, 1988-91.


Beds of Strange, a novel and film treatment.


Clay Warren told CA: "A Scandinavian writer by the name of Knud Faldbakken once wrote, 'I refuse to be a mascot for others' misunderstandings of themselves.' This comment speaks to me. Life is full of misunderstandings. The writing I do, whether fiction or nonfiction, seeks to clarify the conditions of life."



George Washington University Web site,http://www.gwu.edu/ (December 15, 2003), "Clay Warren."

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