Dr. Jordan Soliz is a professor and Leland J. & Dorothy H. Olson Chair in Arts and Sciences in the Department of Communication Studies. He studies communication and intergroup processes in family, personal, and community relationships. Current projects focus on (a) communicative dynamics associated with individual well-being and relational solidarity in intergroup contexts--including multiethnic-racial and interfaith families (b) socialization processes in families that buffer effects of discrimination, lead to secure self-concept, and (c)aspects of intergroup contact and intergroup dialogue that minimize negative outgroup attitudes (e.g., racism, ageism) and/or lead to collective action. He teaches courses on the undergraduate and graduate level on communication and Social Identity, Family Communication, and dialoguing Across Differences. Dr. Soliz is a co-facilitator of the Civic Leaders experiential learning track in the university’s Honors program and is a member of the leadership team for the Minority Health Disparities Initiative. He is a recent past-chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association.