Dr. Steven Stogsdill


Dr. Steve Stogsdill is an associate professor of communication. He began teaching courses in communication part-time in 1995 at a small Baptist college in Missouri. Nine years later he began work on his doctorate in organization communication at Texas A&M, graduating in 2009.

He teaches Intro to Speech, Organizational Communication, Mass Media Management, and a number of trends (special topics) courses. He has taught more than 20 different communication courses in three universities as a generalist over the 16 years of his career.

He is currently a member of two communication associations: Southern States Communication Association (SSCA), and the online community, American Communication Association (ACA). He has served as a book reviewer for a new communications textbook and reviewed a paper submission for the ACA Communication Journal.

He presented a paper on Perceptions of Power in Organizations at SSCA in 2011. His research interests include how people view organizational power personally in positive and negative terms, impacts that new communication trends are having on old communication theory, cross-cultural communication in the workplace, personality and communication, and he hopes to revisit a paper he wrote in grad school about FDR’s first presidential campaign speeches.

He likes to build just about anything from just about any kind of material: from making things from cardboard with his kids, to home remodeling projects, to woodworking and painting murals. He likes movies, playing with his kids, reading books with his wife, grilling burgers with friends, and watching sunsets.

“I love my family, my God, teaching, serving in our church, mission projects, learning to farm on the old family place, and working alongside the excellent faculty in the Department of Communication at HSU.”

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies, Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1989
  • Master of Arts, Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Master of Arts, Communications, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1994
  • Ph.D., Organization Communication, Texas A&MUniversity, 2009
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