Michael McDonald, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph: 816-235-6432
Email: mcdonaldmk@umkc.edu


Dr. McDonald received his PhD at the University of Kansas after a successful undergraduate career here at UMKC and is proud to be teaching at his alma mater. Professor McDonald taught for 21 years at Rockhurst University before coming to UMKC. His research focuses on the Rhetorical and Organizational aspects of communication. An interest in the critical approaches to organization has led him to examine language as it operates as power in organizations. Professor McDonald is interested in organizational rhetoric, organizational culture, intercultural communication, political communication, interpersonal communication and qualitative methods.

Specialties: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication