Office Location: Castellaw Communications Center 152
Office Hours: (Fall 2019): TR 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. or by appointment
Department of Communication
One Bear Place #97368
Waco, TX 76798-7368
It is my goal to help our students understand the generative power of communication to produce and change our social worlds. For example, my organizational communication classes are guided by the foundational assumption that organizations are created, sustained, and changed in communicative practice. Case studies, group discussions, and communication audits are used to enable our students to apply communication theory-research-practice to complex organizational problems and issues. It is my hope that our students see both the links between communication and organizational effectiveness, and the relationship between communication and their formation as successful working professionals.
I enjoy golf, a good movie, and travel. I also enjoy a good walk with our dog Belle. I’ve been married for thirty-two years now to my lovely wife Janie. We are proud of our three sons (Scott, Eric, Robert), and have embraced our life as empty-nesters.
The best thing about Baylor is its Department of Communication. I am very proud to be among our scholar-teachers who publish compelling research, win teaching awards, but also find the time to be supportive of their colleagues and students. Our staff go the extra mile in their roles and make our lives so much easier. Our staff members are true heroes. Finally, our students continue to keep things interesting for us, and are truly our biggest asset. They are delightful, smart, and passionate about Baylor and being Communication majors.