Arts Lecture Series presents Elizabeth A. Williams

elizabeth williamsThe communication studies area welcomes Elizabeth A. Williams to present at the fall Arts Lecture Series on Thursday, October 24. The lecture is titled "Leading and Communicating in Contemporary Organizations.”

Exploring organizations from a systems approach, Williams argues that communication constitutes complex networks of organizations and that in these systems, leadership and communication between leaders is paramount. Williams draws on her research examining emergency response systems and not-for-profit organizations in order to offer practical advice for students as they prepare for leadership roles in their future careers.

Williams earned her PhD. at Purdue University. She is currently an assistant professor of organizational communication at Colorado State University. Williams' research interests include identification and leadership in a variety of organizational contexts, including distributed teams, multiteam systems, organizations experiencing change, and health organizations.

Williams teaches classes in organizational, professional, and health communication as well as communication theory. She has conducted communication workshops in a variety of corporate and academic settings and has been recognized for excellence in teaching. In 2012, she received the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association.

Tickets for the Arts Lecture Series are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children. For more information and to purchase tickets visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203. 

Arts Lecture Series with Elizabeth Williams
"Leading and Communicating in Contemporary Organizations”
7:30 pm Thursday, October 24 
Lecture Hall, Education and Arts Building
1001 Esther Street, South Bend Tickets
$5-$9 | Free to students/children 
574.520.4203 |