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Fred Steier
Associate Professor

Fred  Steier

Cybernetics and systems approaches, Reflexivity, Action research, Organizational communication

Office: CIS 3044
Phone: 813/974-2145

Dr. Steier joined the Communication faculty in 1996. His current research projects with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) explore issues of organizational learning and action research.

Undergraduate Course Offerings

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication, Culture, and Community
  • Introduction to Communication Theory in Organizations

Graduate Course Offerings

  • Action Research
  • Communication Systems Practice
  • Communication Theory
  • Reflexivity in Social Systems
  • Communities and Sustainability

Representative Publications

  • Gregory Bateson: Essays for an Ecology of Ideas (ed.) Imprint Academic, 2005.
  • Research and Reflexivity (ed.) London: Sage, 1991.



Ph.D., General Systems Theory, University of Pennsylvania, 1983.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
50393SPC 7980002Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100

Graduate Students

Travis Bell, Sheila Gobes-Ryan, Doug Jordan, Jaime Robb

Sanford Betz