Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute Leadership
2023 Annual Symposium Planning Committee
Sean Lawson is Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah and Director of the Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute at the University of Utah. In the 2019-2020 academic year, he served as an Adjunct Scholar at the Modern War Institute at West Point. He has also served as Non-Resident Fellow at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at the Marine Corps University.
He is the author of four books. Most recently, he is co-author with Robert W. Gehl of Social Engineering: How Crowdmasters, Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls Created a New Form of Manipulative Communication (MIT Press, 2022). He is also author of the books, Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States: Cyber-Doom Rhetoric and Beyond (Routledge, 2020), and, Nonlinear Science and Warfare: Chaos, Complexity, and the U.S. Military in the Information Age (Routledge, 2014). He is co-author (with Professor Marouf Hasian and Dr. Megan McFarlane) of The Rhetorical Invention of America’s National Security State.