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Thomas G. Endres

Thomas G. Endres is a professor of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Colorado, where he serves as coordinator to the Leadership Studies (LEAD) minor and to the Extended Campus online degree completion program. In a career marked primarily by administrative (chair or director) responsibilities, he found time to conduct research in the areas of pedagogy, popular culture, and rhetoric. He has published several dozen refereed articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and an encyclopedia entry, applying Bormann’s Symbolic Convergence Theory to the study of rhetorical communities; examining such diverse collectives as single mothers, father-daughter dyads, laity in the Catholic church, and tattooed people. He is author and photographer of two books: Sturgis Stories: Celebrating the People of the World’s Largest Motorcycle Rally and, most recently, My Costume, Myself: Celebrating Stories of Cosplay and Beyond. He has delivered more than 250 presentations, workshops, and keynote addresses across the United States and in countries such as Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Tom has four children (three daughters, one son) and, at the time of writing, two grandchildren. He lives in Greeley, CO, with his wife Maki Notohara Endres.