Department of Communication Studies
Mike Monsour, Ph.D.?
Is there a story behind your name?
It’s Lebanese, not french
Was there an “a-ha” moment when you decided to study communication?
Become a professor?
Is this different from what you imagined doing when you were younger?
Never thought about it when I was youner.
What led you to MSU Denver? Why do you stay? (“The students” is cliché; try to be more specific)
I worked at UCD for 21 years in their Communication Department and was regular for a change.
Besides teaching and scholarship, what’s your claim to fame?
Most proud of my three kids, my phd, and my running program.
Is there a lecture/activity that you look forward to each semester?
I love my lecture on verbal aggressiveness and apparently so do students!
If you could leave your students with one thing after taking your class, what would it be?
An appreciation of how interpersonal communication can make or break a relationship.
Who is your hero? Why?
I have no heroes.
If your office was featured in the Early Bird, what objects would you highlight?
If you had a bumper sticker on your car, it would read “I’d rather be___________”.
I love speculating about paranormal phenomena