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Alex Lyon

(585) 395-5772
Office:  229 Holmes Hall


Alex Lyon started his undergraduate college career as a music major, but was quickly drawn to communication because he loved studying the way people interact, form relationships, and work together. He loved it so much he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in Communication in 2003 with a specialization in Organizational Communication. He joined SUNY Brockport in 2007. His research looks at the complex intersection of power, ethics, and communication in the workplace and has been published as numerous journal articles and book chapters. In 2016, he published his first book, Case Studies in Courageous Communication. While he loves research and writing, his true calling is teaching. In 2016, he received the college's Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He loves working with students and appreciates the high quality of life he enjoys as a professor. When he is not at work, you will find him spending time with his wonderful wife and son.


  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
  • M.A. California State University Northridge
  • B.A. Rhode Island College

Teaching and Creative Interests

  • Organizational Communication
  • Culture, Power, Social, Cultural, and Intellectual Capital
  • Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Grants, Fellowships, and Honors

  • 2009 "Top Paper" award for NCA's Organizational Communication Division. Co-authored with Julien Mirivel.
  • 2006 "Top Four Paper" award for the Western Communication Association's Organizational Communication Interest Group.

Last Updated 8/19/21