Steve Brydon

Steve BrydonProfessor Emeritus (FERP)

PhD (1979) - Speech Communication, University of Southern California
MA (1973) - Speech Communication, California State University, Los Angeles
MA (1971) - Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
BA (1969) - Pre-Ministry + Philosophy, University of the Pacific

Tehama 433
Phone: 530-898-6052
Fax: 530-898-4096

"For what else is our object in teaching, save that our pupils should not always require to be taught?”

Brief Biography:

From 1973 to 1985 I was the forensics coach for CSU Chico. In 1985 I began a three-year term as department Chair. From 1988-90 I served as a full professor with no administrative duties. 1990-91, I was interim chair for Journalism dept. From 1991 to 1997 I was Chair of the HCS (now CMAS) department. I am now a full-time professor in Communication Studies. I have co- authored three books. I have published in the areas of argumentation and debate and political communication.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Speech Communication Association (SCA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • American Forensics Association (AFA)
  • Western States Communication Association (WSCA)

Courses Frequently Taught:

  • CMST 131 - Speech Communication Fundamentals
  • CMST 255 - Argumentation and Debate
  • CMST 424 - Public Opinion and Propaganda
  • CMST 428 - Politics and the Media
  • CMST 604 - Graduate Seminar in Political Communication

Current Interests:

Political Communication, with an emphasis on Presidential debates. Co-author of book: Televised Presidential Debates Co-author of Between One and Many: The Art and Science of Public Speaking Co-author of Dimensions of Communications, books for basic communication courses.