Christina Standerfer (PhD, University of Colorado) is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Standerfer served as a 2012-13 Fulbright Lecturing Scholar at University Marin Barleti in Tirana, Albania. During her time in Albania, she worked with UN Women and the US Embassy delivering workshops and reports on public speaking, policy debate, conflict transformation, and effective advocacy.
She has over 20 years experience developing and presenting workshops, research, and reports on volunteer recruitment, community capacity building, networking, and effective communication skills. She has collaborated with over 30 non-profit and governmental organizations designing workshops and community meetings; facilitated 20+ community meetings on issues of homeless populations, racial and ethnic tensions, immigration, and building healthy communities; and produced and delivered 20+ written reports to non-profit and governmental agencies related to need assessments, evaluations, and recommendations.
In addition, she has published articles on nonprofit accountability, the changing nature of civil society, and the importance of understanding the role of public discourse in facilitating social justice.