Greg Spencer, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies
(805) 565-6195

Office Location

Deane Hall 105

Office Available

by appointment 


Rhetoric and Media Ethics

Research Interests

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


Dr. Spencer graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and earned his master’s degree and doctorate in rhetoric at the University of Oregon. He joined the Westmont faculty in 1987. His most recent book is Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform Our Faith, published by Leafwood Press (2018). He has also published Awakening the Quieter Virtues, published by InterVarsity Press (2010), A Heart for Truth: Taking Your Faith to College, two fantasy novels (The Welkening and Guardian of the Veil), and numerous articles and poems. He enjoys tennis, gardening, and family, especially his four grandchildren.