Dr. Brian Richardson | Communication Studies

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Dr. Brian Richardson

Dr. Richardson joined the UNT faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2008. He received his doctorate in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin (2001), his master’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Human Relations and Supervision (1992), and his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Lamar University (1991). He specializes in crisis communication, whistleblowing, and sports communication. As our new Department Chair for the Communication Studies Department, we wanted to know a little more about him!

Q: What made you decide to work at UNT?
A: My wife found better employment in this area. I’m also a Texan born, bred, and raised!

Q: How does communication studies help students in everyday life?
A: Communication studies enables students’ multiple ways to understand people, solve problems, and gives a variety of perspectives, skills, and strategies.

Q: What is your favorite class to teach?
A: Sports Communication! I love it because students are surprised by how sport is more than recreation – it reveals symptoms and offers solutions to cultural problems.


Q: What is your favorite food?
A: FRIED Seafood

Q: What is your spirit animal?
A: An eagle. Go Mean Green!

Q: What are your best tips for Fantasy Football draft picking?
A: I will never give those away!

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
A: To time travel!

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