Dr. George Lawson

Associate Professor

Office: LIBR MC 120   |    Phone: (308) 865-8673   |    Email: lawsong@unk.edu

Dr. George Lawson


Ph. D. in Communication from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1988

M.A. in Speech Communication from Brigham Young University in 1979

B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of New Mexico in 1974

What you do here at UNK?

I teach Communication Education, Introduction to Organizational Communication, Basic Concepts of Communication, Augmentation and Debate, Interviewing, Fundamentals of Communication, and Communication Portal. I am the Director of On-Line education, and the Past Chair of the Department of Communication.

Why chose the Communication Department at UNK?

As a teacher, I create an environment in which students learn to think for themselves. In some courses I teach, prescriptive methods are presented and a student's creativity is exhibited in the development of individual assignments. In other courses I teach, the student is exposed to new information and trained to cope in communication situations. In these courses a student demonstrates creativity by conceptualizing different perspectives and adaptations to multiple environments. UNK allows students to be individuals in approaching the Communication field and discover where his/her talents can best be used to provide to a prosperous future.