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G.H. "Bud" Morris, Ph.D  (1997)
Professor of Communication


Phone: (760) 750-4025
Office:  SBSB 2132

Dr. Morris holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.A. in Speech Communication, also from the University of Texas at Austin. He began teaching at CSUSM in 1997 after 12 years at Texas Tech University. His areas of expertise include Organizational Communication, Language and Social Interaction, and Qualitative Research Methods. His research examines everyday conversations, therapy sessions, and talk in institutional settings, focusing on how people find fault, account for themselves, narrate organizational experiences, and respect divergent perspectives on problematic situations. His newest venture is to create an agenda to foster positive organizational communication scholarship.

Recent publications:

Lyng, S. G., Workman, T., & Morris, G. H. (in press). Risk communication and edgework. In H. Cho, T. Reimer & K. McComas (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Risk Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Browning, L. D., & Morris, G. H. (2012). Stories of Life in the Workplace: An Open Architecture for Organizational Narratology. New York: Routledge.

Browning, L., Morris, G. H., & Kee, K. F. (2012). The role of communication in positive organizational scholarship (pp. 566-578). In K. Cameron & G. M. Spreitzer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Other Interests:

Dr. Morris hikes, plays guitar and sings, grows plumerias and shoots pool.