Communication Studies Faculty
Owen Eagan specializes in measuring and assessing strategic communications in business and political environments. This includes utilizing traditional and evolving theoretical and analytical approaches to gauge the efficacy of various forms of communication from interpersonal to mass media communication.
In addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member at Emerson College, Owen is a senior consultant for The Saint Consulting Group. Saint Consulting is an international management consulting firm that specializes in land use politics and advises mostly Fortune 500 companies on entitling controversial real estate development projects. He previously served as the transportation sector manager and as the division manager for Southern California and Hawaii. Owen joined Saint Consulting in 2003, and has managed more than 50 projects for the company. Among the projects he managed for the company was the successful ballot initiative for the $5 billion rail transit project in Honolulu.
Prior to joining Saint Consulting, he was a public relations and political consultant providing strategic counsel to international, national and local clients. His political experience ranges from presidential to municipal campaigns, and he has served as a commentator for major media outlets and publications. He has media trained numerous clients for appearances running the gamut from MSNBC to local radio. Owen also served as a trainer for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. He and his family live in the Greater Boston area.
Faculty experts can comment on the upcoming 2013 Boston mayoral race as well as a range of political stories, including initial coverage and ongoing developments leading up to the Massachusetts gubernatorial race in November 2014.
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Dr. Richard West learned that his co-edited anthology ("Sourcebook of Family Communication"/Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents "exemplary scholarship" as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA"s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.