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Department of Communication Staff - Dale Wicklander

Dale Wicklander, Ph.D.

Dale Wicklander, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Office:  FAC 190
Phone:  270-745-2304


Mass Media Law & Ethics, Broadcasting History, Mass Media Cultural Effects, Persuasion; Public Address.


Popular cultural formation and effects, persuasion; religious rhetoric and apologetics, visual literacy.


A native Minnesotan, Dr. Wicklander joined the WKU faculty in the Fall, 1972 in the newly-formed Dept. of Mass Communication, transferring after a few years to the Dept. of Speech & Theatre (now Communication) following a reorganization of programs. He has written textbooks for courses in mass media process & effects, broadcast law & ethics, and persuasion strategies. Dr. Wicklander teaches courses in public speaking and persuasion.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14