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AGS People - Dr Lance Strate

Dr Lance Strate is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University in New York City, and President of the Institute of General Semantics. He is also a Past President of the New York Society for General Semantics, the New York State Communication Association, and the Media Ecology Association, and the current co-Chair and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the Global Listening Centre.

Dr Strate held the 2015 Harron Family Chair in Communication at Villanova University, and received an honorary appointment as Chair Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Henan University in Kaifeng, China, in 2016.

He is the a founder of the Media Ecology Association, served as the MEA’s president for over a decade, and is a recipient of the MEA's Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book and their Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship; the Eastern Communication Association's Distinguished Research Fellow Award; the New York State Communication Association's Neil Postman Mentor Award and their John F. Wilson Fellow Award for exceptional scholarship, leadership, and dedication to the field of communication; the Global Listening Centre’s Outstanding Research Award; and the J. Talbot Winchell Award for Service from the Institute of General Semantics.

Dr. Strate is the co-editor of seven anthologies, including two editions of Communication and Cyberspace: Social Interaction in an Electronic Environment; The Legacy of McLuhan; and Taking Up McLuhan's Cause: Perspectives on Media and Formal Causality; and he has served as editor of the Speech Communication Annual; General Semantics Bulletin; and Explorations in Media Ecology, a journal he founded and edited for 9 years.  

Dr Strate is the author of ten books, including: On the Binding Biases of Time and Other Essays on General Semantics and Media Ecology; Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman's Brave New World Revisited; Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition; Diatribal Writes of Passage in a World of Wintertextuality: Poems on Language Media, and Life; Concerning Communication: Epic Quests and Lyric Excursions Within the Human Lifeworld; and most recently a poetry collection entitled First Letter of My Alphabet.

Translations of Dr Strate's writing have appeared in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, Hebrew, Mandarin, and Quenya.

His eleventh book, Not A, Nit Be, &c, will be published in 2024 by the Institute of General Semantics. 




Updated by Robert James
 27th May 2024