Aloha Dr. Sharkey

The Department of Communicology bids a fond farewell and aloha to Dr. Bill Sharkey, who officially retired on August 1, 2017.

Professor Sharkey has been an active member of the department for over 25 years. During his time with us, he taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses that dealt with interpersonal communication, including conflict management, communication in helping relationships, strategic communication, interviewing and interrogation, and family interaction. He was awarded the Board of Regents Medal of Excellence for Teaching in 2006. Professor Sharkey is also past editor (2007-2012) of Communication Reports.

We thank him for all of his years of service to the department, and wish him all the best on his retirement!


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