Greg Spencer, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication Studies
(805) 565-6195

Office Location

Deane Hall 105

Office Available

By appointment.


Rhetoric and Media Ethics

Research Interests

Rhetorical Proprioception: How Words Frame Our Sense of Order, Media


After finishing his doctorate in rhetoric at the University of Oregon, Dr. Spencer joined the Westmont faculty in 1987. His most recent book is Reframing the Soul: How Words Transform Our Faith, (Leafwood Press, 2018). He has also published Awakening the Quieter Virtues (InterVarsity Press, 2010), A Heart for Truth: Taking Your Faith to College (Baker, 1992), two fantasy novels (The Welkening [Howard, 2004] and Guardian of the Veil [Howard/Simon & Schuster, 2007]), and numerous articles and poems. Dr. Spencer is the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) Communication and Instruction Interest Group's 2018 Master Teacher of the year. He is currently working on a semi-autobiographical novel called Boomer Boy. He enjoys tennis, gardening, and family, especially his six adorable grandchildren.