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About Melba Vélez Ortiz

Dr. Vélez Ortiz's areas of research are communication ethics and environmental communication in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Her work examines the ways in which the long-term success of conservation efforts depend upon fundamental shifts in cultural values, in aesthetic and moral communication, and in shared understandings of how the individual fits into social and ecological communities. In addition, Dr. Vélez Ortiz has researched and published in the area of Latin-American/Caribbean/Latina-o philosophy and intellectual history.


Present Immediate Past Chair, National Communication Association's Communication Ethics Division, Grand Valley State University

Curriculum Vitae

Book Reviews (3)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (8)

Book Chapters (3)