Dr. Spencer researches in the areas of intercultural and international communication. He focuses on language, migration, conflict and media with a particular emphasis on Central America. However, he has also conducted research in the United States, Cuba, Peru, France and Spain. Dr. Spencer has published in various journals such as Language and Intercultural Communication, International Communication Gazette, and Communication Studies among others. Dr. Spencer is a former news reporter and international education professional who has lived in Peru, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. He speaks fluent Spanish, conversational Portuguese, intermediate French (recently completed) and basic German. He is passionate about language, culture and travel. He is always looking for travel tips and new destinations to explore.
B.J., Broadcast News, University of Texas at Austin
M.J., Media Studies, University of North Texas
Ph.D., Intercultural/International Communication, University of Oklahoma