Narrative-Based Research for Social Change
Edited By Ahmet Atay and Mary Z. Ashlock
This project has been an enriching and an eye-opening experience. We are grateful for so many people including our coauthors who helped us to conceptualize this project, engage in various inspiring discussions and dialogues about learning and physical disabilities in the context of higher education, and finally helped us to turn it to an edited book that would further our discussions around communication education and disability.
I (Ahmet) am grateful to so many people who encouraged and also motivated me to carry out this project. I would like to thank to my former and current students who inspired me in so many different ways to think about issues around diversity, disability, and communication. I would like to extend my gratitude to Heather Fitz Gibbon and The College of Wooster’s Faculty Development Funds for allowing me to present my work around disability at various conferences. I am also grateful to several colleagues and friends who helped me to conceptualize ideas. I have enjoyed the support of Jay Brower, Tony Adams, Keith Berry, Diana Trebing, Nancy Grace, Diana Bullen Presciutti, Jimmy Noriega, Margaret Wick, and my colleagues’ at The College of Wooster throughout this project. Finally, all my love and thanks to my parents, Ayla and Kemal Atay, and my partner Serkan, who supported me so much during this project.
I (Mary) am greatly appreciative of the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Louisville in the Department of Communication and the Disability...
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