Communication Studies Faculty

Phillip Glenn

Professor and Interim Dean of the School of Communication (2001)

B.A. University of Texas, Austin
M.A. University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin

Phillip Glenn

As Interim Dean of Emerson's School of Communication since July 2012, Phillip Glenn guides strategic planning, faculty development, curricular development, and stakeholder relations. A Professor of Communication Studies, Phillip conducts scholarly research analyzing real-time interaction, especially negotiation, mediation and conflict; employment interviews; and laughter in everyday talk. His most recent book is the co-edited Studies of Laughter in Interaction (Bloomsbury, 2013). He serves on the editorial board of Research on Language and Social Interaction. His recent courses at Emerson include Conflict and Negotiation, Negotiation and Group Process, Organizational Communication Theory, and The Laughing Body. He is a volunteer mediator and trainer with Metropolitan Mediation Services in Brookline. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Program on Negotiation in 2008 and held Fulbright Scholar appointments in the Czech Republic (1995) and the Republic of Moldova (2005).

Research on Language and Social Interaction Laughter in InteractionBloomsbury


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Phone: 8739


The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College will be host a variety of special events dedicated to the Dia De Los Muertos Mexican holiday.

Events will feature three Mexican artists, David Silvah, Nuria Bak and Claudia Rodriguez, who will honor student Jocelyn Straus and actor Robin Williams.