Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts
Professor, Communication Studies
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M. S., University of Southwestern Louisiana
B. A., University of Southwestern Louisiana
Bryant Keith Alexander is Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts as well as a Communication Studies Professor.
He is an active scholar and lecturer with scores of published articles and book chapters dealing with how culture, race, gender and other interpersonal variables shape communication and performance.
Before coming to LMU, Alexander held key administrative jobs at Cal State L.A., including associate dean, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters, as well as acting chair of the Liberal Studies Department.
Prior to joining the faculty at Cal State in 1998, Alexander taught at Texas A&M University, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
He earned his Ph.D. in speech communication with emphases in performance and pedagogical studies from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in interpersonal and public communication from what is now the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
In his academic and administrative career, Alexander has promoted race, culture and gender diversity; supported issues of equality and social justice; been committed to student and faculty engaged decision-making, as well as critical and democratic pedagogy; and supported interdisciplinary studies across departments and colleges.