Clark D. Olson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University where he has taught since 1984.  For 15 years he was the Director of Forensics for the nationally ranked speech and debate team.  He teaches courses not only in interpersonal and small group communication, but in argumentation, public speaking, and performance where he has incorporated Civil Dialogue into the curriculum.  In 2005 he won the National Communication Association’s Golden Monograph Award for his article in The Quarterly Journal of Speech. He has trained at the Gestalt Institute of Phoenix.  He has written over 35 articles and book chapters and has focused on developing Civil Dialogue using it to discuss current hot topics and as a tool to analyze political debates. Clark has traveled nationally and internationally to conduct workshops and lectures on Civil Dialogue.  In 2012, he received a grant from the National Communication Association to host one of the first national conferences on civility, Accessing Civility: Arizona Forum on Civil Communication and is a founding director of the Institute for Civil Dialogue, currently serving as its president.  He is completing the book Engaging Civility.