Amelia Reigstad is a university faculty member, researcher and professional speaker with several years of industry experience. She has spoken on a global scale and has taught a variety of PR and communication courses in Canada, the U.S., Europe and the U.K. Reigstad currently teaches strategic communication in the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota and is completing her doctorate at the University of Leicester. She has received local, regional and national press coverage about her Ph. D. study focusing on gender differences in communication styles and their influence on workplace communication and the practice of public relations. Amelia has presented at numerous professional association conferences in Canada and the U.S. and educates business professionals on the importance of understanding gender differences and communication styles and how this influences workplace communication and increases productivity.