Martín Carcasson, is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at
Colorado State University and the founder and director of Center for Public Deliberation
(CPD). His interests are focused on rhetoric and contemporary public affairs, and
the interdisciplinary theory and practice of deliberative democracy and collaborative
The CPD serves as an impartial resource for the community dedicated to enhancing local
democracy in Northern Colorado through improved public communication, community problem
solving, and collaborative decision-making. Carcasson trains students to serve as
impartial facilitators, who then work with local governments, school boards, and community
organizations to design, facilitate, and report on public forums on important issues.
Carcasson's research has been published in Rhetoric & Public Affairs, the International Journal of Conflict Resolution, and the Quarterly Journal of Speech.