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Indiana University Northwest

Dr. Dorothy (Dee Dee) W. Ige


  • Ph. D. Speech Communication Edu.;  The Ohio State University
  • M.A.;Communication; Central Missouri State University
  • B.S. Speech Education; Southeast Missouri State University
Position Titles
  • Rotating Department Chair, Tenured Full Professor, & Graduate Faculty - Department of Communication; Indiana University (IU) Northwest
  • Consultant/Trainer & Certified Speaker - Business Communication, Multicultural/Gender Communication, & Education
  • Past Dean-College of Arts & Sciences; Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, IU Northwest
  • Past Chair of Faculty Organization , (President of Faculty Senate Equivalency)  IU Northwest
  • Past Caucus President - National Communication Association
Community Service Positions 
  • Keynoter and Consultant to more than 100 Organizations
  • Member of Mayor's Culture, Arts, & Recreation Task Force, Gary, IN.
  • Board Member or Representative: Lake Area Arts Alliance; Gary Neighborhood Services; Indiana Humanities Council
  • Speech Consultant, Senator Michael Schwarzwalder of Ohio
  • Chairship/Member of more than 50 University Committees (many related to external relations)
Organizational Affiliations
  • National Communication Association (Past Caucus President & Elected Legislative Council Member). Crosslisted
  • National Speakers Association of Illinois
  • Central States Communication Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society (Initiation Interviewer & Symposium Committee Member in Ohio)
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Teaching Awards & Recognitions at Indiana University Northwest and Bowling Green State University
  • Athena Award, (Natl. Award through Chamber of Commerce; Gary, IN)
  • Gary Neighborhood Service Pin Award
  • Who's Who Among Black Americans Recipient
  • Outstanding Young Women of America Recipient
Radio/Television/Newspaper Presentations & Consultations
  • Host for two Television Talk Shows in Greater Chicago and Indiana Areas
  • Moderator or Consultant to more than 40 Newspaper, Radio, and Television entities on Communication, Gender and Culture Topics nationwide

Keynoter, Facilitator, Judge, Moderator

  • Talent Search Judge, U.S. Military Overseas, Ramstein, Germany
  • Keynoter, Facilitator & Judge/Moderator for Hundreds of Presentations to Business, Educational, Religious and Community Organizations
  • More than 25 Publications of Research
  • International Study & Travel to more than twenty countries in African, Canadian, Caribbean, and European areas