Degrees: Ph.D. in Organizational Communication (Ohio University); Master's (Western Kentucky); Bachelor's (Wittenberg)
Year appointed: 2001
Dr. Gray-Starner is the president of Gray Star Communication. From 1994 until 2000 she worked as a senior consultant and master trainer with the Saturn Corporation.
Through Gray Star Communication Liane has worked with a variety of clients including, Delphi Automotive, Saab Cars USA, Door Training of Singapore, the GM Legal Staff, Saab Opel Sweden, Chevrolet, General Motors of Canada, General Motors Acceptance Corporation of Europe, GM Electro-Motive Division, Westvaco Corporation, and the Zeneca Corporation.
She is also a senior consultant with CEATH Company, Inc., a multinational training and consulting firm, and Program Planning and Vice-Chair for the Training and Development Division of the National Communication Association.
Through CEATH Company, Dr. Gray-Starner works with a variety of organizations, industries and institutes of higher education. These include, Berea College, the Appalachian College Association and the University of Kentucky. She specializes in communication skills, training design and development, customer service excellence, management and leadership styles, and organizational culture change. She is a trainer, speaker and consultant.
Closer to home, she consults with a number of organizations including; Washington State Community College, the Marietta Community Foundation, Marietta College, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Bird Watcher's Digest, Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Ohio, the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, and the Ohio Bankers League.
As a guest speaker, she has discussed a variety of topics of interest to organizations. She has addressed groups including, the American Society for Quality, Forma Scientific, Inc., Rotary Club of Marietta, and the Ohio Movers Association.
In the fall of 2001, Dr. Gray-Starner joined the Marietta College faculty and serves as an Associate Professor of Organizational Communication. This position allows her to continue to consult and train with organizations, while sharing her experience and knowledge with students. She is currently the Co- President for the Training and Development Division of the National Communication Association.