faculty

Greg Spencer, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies
(805) 565-6195

Office Location

Deane Hall 105

Office Available

M 3:15-5:05; TH 1:00-4:00; and by appointment 
 

Specialization(s)

Rhetoric and Media Ethics

Research Interests

Rhetorical Proprioception: How Words Frame Our Sense of Order, Media

Biography/Details

After finishing his doctorate in rhetoric at the University of Oregon, Dr. Spencer joined the Westmont faculty in 1987. His most recent book is Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform Our Faith, (Leafwood Press, 2018). He has also published Awakening the Quieter Virtues (InterVarsity Press, 2010), A Heart for Truth: Taking Your Faith to College (Baker, 1992), two fantasy novels (The Welkening [Howard, 2004] and Guardian of the Veil [Howard/Simon & Schuster, 2007]), and numerous articles and poems. Dr. Spencer is the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Communication and Instruction Interest Group's 2018 Master Teacher of the year. He is currently working on a semi-autobiographical novel called Boomer Boy. He enjoys tennis, gardening, and family, especially his six adorable grandchildren.