Professor George Cheney

George Cheney

Qualifications: PhD, Purdue University, USA, 1985

About George

Professor George Cheney is an adjunct professor in the area of management communication within the School of Management and Marketing. He first visited the university and the then-Department of Management Communication in 1998, to teach and participate in the supervision of doctoral and masters students, and has returned many times since.  Over the years, George has collaborated with a number of communication scholars within the School on various lines of research, focusing on critical-interpretive approaches to contemporary issues in business, work life, and global society.

George is currently Professor of Communication at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Previously, he held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Montana, the University of Utah (where he remains an adjunct professor), the University of Texas-Austin, and Kent State University (Ohio).

George is recognised as one of the leading scholars in organisational communication in the world. His teaching and research interests include quality of worklife and employee participation, identity and power in organizations, globalisation and marketisation, business/professional ethics (including corporate social responsibility), environmental sustainability in mainstream as well as alternative organisations, human rights, and the rhetoric of war and peace.

George has lectured at universities in Denmark, The Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, and Colombia. Working solo or in collaboration, he has published 10 books and over 100 articles and chapters. George is a strong proponent of engaged scholarship.

George may be reached at [email protected]

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Alternative organisation,
Business and corporate social responsibility,
Organisational communication,
Political and social rhetoric,
Sustainable economic development