Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Communication Studies department of Colorado State University, and the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD). He also serves as a Senior Public Engagement Fellow with Public Agenda, a nationally
recognized public engagement firm based in New York, works with Colorado State University Extension, serves on the faculty of the Kettering Foundation’s Centers for Public Life program, and is the incoming chair of the National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation Board of Directors. His research focuses on deliberative engagement and
collaborative problem-solving. He has received additional certification training by the National Issues Forum, the International Association of Public Participation, and the Institute for Participatory Management and Planning. The CPD serves as an impartial resource for
the Northern Colorado community dedicated to enhancing local democracy through improved public communication, community problem solving, and collaborative decision-making. Dr. Carcasson trains students and community members to serve as impartial facilitators, who then work with local governments, school boards,
and community organizations to analyze tough issues and then design, facilitate, and report on innovative public forums on those issues. His research has been published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, the Journal of Public Deliberation, Higher Education Exchange, the International Journal of Conflict Resolution,New Directions in Higher Education, Public
Sector Digest, Communication Theory, National Civic Review, Colorado
Municipalities, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.