Recent Publications Curriculum Vitae
I am a professor of Human Communication Studies (formerly known as Speech Communication). I
joined the California State University, Fullerton faculty in 1990 after spending fifteen years at
Arizona State University.
I was graduated from CSUF with a B.A. in 1970 and an M.A. in 1971. I was a member of the Titan forensics program and served on the forensics program staffs (either as director or assistant) at CSUF, USC, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and Arizona State.
I received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in 1975 in Speech Communication with a cognate area in Educational Psychology. I served as a postdoctoral intern for Wilson Learning Corporation in 1982 and have done training and consulting work for a large number of companies across the Nation, especially while serving with the Southwest Performance Group. I served as a Master Trainer for Motorola in the areas of statistical process control. I have also done extensive program evaluation work and training program development for Motorola and other companies located mostly in the Southwest area of America.
My areas of research and teaching include research methods, persuasion, argumentation, public communication (though I teach many other courses as well). I enjoy spicy foods, live theatre, cinema, the paintings of Paul Klee, the operas of Puccini, playing the piano, gourmet cooking, and deep sea fishing. Last summer I landed a twenty-pound albacore and cooked it three different ways (recipes available on request).
Separated at birth?