Larry Frey
Professor Emeritus

 Office: Hellems 92

Lawrence R. (Larry) Frey is a professor and associate chair of graduate studies in the Department of Communication. His teaching and research focus on applied communication, group communication and communication research methods (both quantitative and qualitative).

Frey’s research seeks to

  • understand how participation in collective communicative practices (especially by those who are underresourced and marginalized) makes a difference in people’s individual and collective lives; and
  • promote communication activism for social justice scholarship. 

He is the author/editor of 17 books and more than 110 other publications.

He has received many research, teaching and service awards, including the National Communication Association’s Gerald M. Phillips Award for Distinguished Lifetime Applied Communication Scholarship and NCA’s Group Communication Division’s Career Achievement Award. He is a past president of the Central States Communication Association and received that organization’s Outstanding Young Teacher Award, as well as the Master Teacher Award from the Western States Communication Association.