Richard A. Rogers, PhD

Richard A. Rogers Professor
Northern Arizona University
Communication Studies
Blg COM 16 Rm #329
Phone: 928-523-2530

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Research and teaching interests

My work falls within the broad categories of critical rhetorical studies, cultural studies, media criticism, intercultural communication, feminist theory and criticism, and environmental communication. My current research program is focused on the place of indigenous “rock art” (petroglyphs and pictographs) in the contemporary western landscape and various other forms of marking the landscape and engaging in more-than-human dialogues.

Courses offered


COM 200 Communication Theory
CST 201 Survey of Research in Speech Communication
CST 300 Rhetorical Criticism
CST 323 Intercultural Communication
CST 424 Gender & Communication
CST 498 Senior Seminar in Speech Communication


SC 524 Gender & Communication
SC 568 Communication & Contemporary Society

Representative research and creative activity

"Rock Art: Indigenous Images, Historic Inscriptions and Contemporary Graffiti," DocumentaryWorks, ed. Mark Neumann, April 2006.

"From Cultural Exchange to Transculturation: A Review and Reconceptualization of Cultural Appropriation," Communication Theory 16.4 (November 2006): 474-503.

"Overcoming the Objectification of Nature in Constitutive Theories: Toward a Transhuman, Materialist Theory of Communication," Western Journal of Communication 62 (1998): 244-272.


PhD, Communication, University of Utah, 1994
MS, Communication, University of Utah, 1990
BA, Speech Communication, Humboldt State University, 1988
AA, General Education, Napa Valley College, 1985