Office: A201 Behavioral Sciences Building
Position: Department Chair and Professor
Department: Communication Studies
Area of Study: Rhetoric and Civic Engagement
Greg Dickinson is chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He is an award winning teacher and scholar. He has received the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award and the CSU Alumni Best Teacher Award. He has also received the National Communication Association’s Gerald R. Miller Dissertation Award and (with his co-authors Brian L. Ott and Eric Aoki) the NCA Golden Anniversary Monograph Award. He writes about ways the buildings and human landscapes engage viewers and users on questions values, beliefs, and action. His work advances critical and theoretical understanding of memory, place, materiality, and everyday life. He has published in numerous communication, cultural studies, and rhetoric journals on coffee shops, shopping malls, museums, and gentrified urban spaces. His book Suburban Dreams: Building and Imagining the Good Life was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2015, and he is completing a co-authored book on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Along with Scott Diffrient, Carol Busch, and the Department of Communication Studies, he is the producer of the Act Human Rights Film Festival.
Ph.D., Univ. of Southern Cal.