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Michael Salvador

Michael Salvador



Communication & Media
Office Phone(909) 537-8164
Office LocationIWC-115

Office Hours

Monday: 14:30-15:30
Wednesday: 11:30-12:30


Dr. Salvador joined CSUSB as Professor and Chair of Communication Studies in the fall of 2012.  Previously he was a professor and associate director of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.  Dr. Salvador’s research focuses on Environmental Communication, particularly on competing cultural constructions of the relationship between humans and nature.  He has served as Chair of the Environmental Communication Interest Group for the Western States Communication Association, and is currently on the Editorial Board of Environmental Communication:  A Journal of Nature and Culture. He also enjoys teaching COMM 543, environmental communication. Outside of the academy, Dr. Salvador has facilitated public meetings and decision-making forums attempting to find solutions to local environmental problems, including salmon recovery, wolf reintroduction, and water pollution in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Salvador received the National Communication Association’s 2012 Christine Oravec Research Award in Environmental Communication.

In 1990, he received the National Communication Association’s Outstanding Dissertation Award.  His most recent work includes:Salvador, M. (2013), Putting, the Weyekin in its place: Expanding our search for alternatives to dominant western environmental paradigms, presented at the Western States Association annual convention, February 17th, Reno, NV.Salvador M. and Clarke T. (2011), The Weyekin principle:  Toward an embodied critical rhetoric, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 5 (3), 243-260.Salvador, M. and Norton T. (2011).  The flood myth in the age of global climate change, Environmental Communication:  A Journal of Nature and Culture, 5 (1), 45-61. 


PhD - University of Utah


Environmental Communication


Environmental Communication, Rhetoric and Culture, Leadership