R. Wayne Pace received his doctoral degree from Purdue University, USA, under the direction of Dr W. Charles Redding, considered to be the father of the field of organizational communication. He held the position of Professor of Communication and Organizational Leadership at Brigham Young University, USA, until his retirement. He is the author of more than 30 books about communication behavior and leadership, including Organizational Communication; Organizational Dynamism; Powerful Leadership; The Human Transaction; Human Resource Development: The Field; and Communication Probes. He served as president of the Western States Communication Association, the International Communication Association, and the Academy of Human Resource Development. He was also chosen as Outstanding Member of the Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association, and the Academy of Human Resource Development named its annual book award The R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award.