Dr. Greene  investigates how institutions regulate and advocate communication to improve democracy.  He is particularly concerned with the material modalities of rhetorical practice guiding institutional judgments. He has been awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award from the The Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Charles Woolbert Research Award from the National Communication Association. The Critical Cultural Studies Division of NCA and the American Forensic Association have also recognized his research to rhetorical and argumentation theory with article of the year awards.

He is the author of Malthusian Worlds: US Leadership and the Governing of the Population Crisis has published articles in such journals as: Cultural Studies, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Argumentation and Advocacy, Quarterly Journal of Speech, The Proceedings of the AFA/NCA Conference on Argumentation, and the Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Dr. Greene is one of the founding organizers and former Chair of the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association and has served in all the leadership roles of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of NCA. He also served on Executive Board of the Rhetorical Society of America. He actively reviews work for disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals in rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and the critical humanities. He also spent nine years as the Chair of the Department of Communication Studies (2012-2021).

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • BA: Philosophy, University of South Carolina, 1986
  • MA: Speech Communication: Rhetoric and Political Communication, Louisiana State University, 1988
  • Ph.D.: Speech Communication: Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, University of Illinois, 1995


  • Political Communication; Debates; Civic Education
  • Philosophy of Communication
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Argumentation Studies
  • Cultural Studies