Heidi Muller is a communication theory scholar who studies communication practices from a language and social interaction perspective. Combining a communication perspective (Ph. D., University of Colorado-Boulder) with a background in education (Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education) and psychology (B.A., Carleton College), her primary research focus is the educational practice of classroom discussion. She also uses the lens of embodiment to explore other engaged interactional practices. As part of this line of work she incorporates her background as an athlete and coach to explore connections between sport, education, and society. She is the co-editor of the reader Theorizing Communication: Readings Across Traditions and has served as the President of the Rocky Mountain Communication Association. She has been the recipient of RMCA’s Award for Communication Excellence and has received numerous teaching accolades.