Communication Department Faculty

Donald Fishman

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair




Donald Fishman teaches courses in Communication Law, Crisis Communication, the History of Mass Communication, Public Relations, and Public Speaking. He is the recepient of the 1998 Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression and the 2001 Phifer Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Parliamentary Procedure. He also is the winner of the 2001 O'Neill Award for the Top Paper in Freedom of Speech Commission at the National Communication Association (NCA) Convention.

Fishman is First Vice President-Elect of the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), and he is chair of the ECA's Task Force on the Status of Interest Groups. He is the vice-chair and primary planner for the Commission on Parliamentary Procedure's (CAPP) 2004 meeting in Miami, Florida, in conjunction with the NCA convention.

Fishman's recent articles have been on libel law, crisis communication, parliamentary procedure and the Internet, George Creel and Censorship during World War I, and the resurgence of interest in Marshall McLuhan.

Fishman is completing a monograph on the legal developments in cyberspace for M.E. Sharpe.