Carl Larson, PHD

University of Denver – Professor Emeritus

carllarson-80x80Carl Larson is Professor Emeritus of Human Communication Studies and past Dean of Social Sciences at the University of Denver. He earned his B.A. degree (1961) in Speech and Drama at Idaho State University and both his M.A. degree (1962) and Ph.D. (1965) in Communication at the University of Kansas.

Larson’s main research activities have focused on groups and teams, and on negotiation and collaborative processes. He has co-authored eight books on communication, including; Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong, with Frank LaFasto (Newbury Park, Calif, Sage 1989), Successful Communication and Negotiation, with Alvin Goldberg (Gardena, Calif, International Right of Way Association, 1992) Collaborative Leadership, with David Chrislip (Jossey-Bass, 1994) When Teams Work Best: Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed, with Frank LaFasto (published by Sage Publications in 2001). His newest book is The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us: 7 Choices That Shape a Socially Responsible Life, with Frank LaFasto (published by Sage Publications in 2012).

Larson does extensive consulting with both private and public sector organizations on teamwork and collaboration. In 1997 Larson received the Driscoll Master Educator Award, given by the students of Denver University to the outstanding professor of the year.