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Vivian Dicks

Professor and Chair of Communication Studies

Vivian Dicks, Ph.D., J.D.
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 121
Phone: 313-993-3286
Vivian Dicks, Ph.D., J.D.
Areas of Expertise:
Argumentation Audience Analysis, Group Dynamics, Persuasion, Public Speaking
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  • J.D., Detroit College of Law
  • Ph.D., and M.A. Ohio State University
  • B.A., Wayne State University


Professor and Chair of Communication Studies, teaches courses in argumentation, audience analysis, group dynamics, persuasion, and public speaking. Dicks' research and publications deal with legal rhetoric. She holds a B.A. from Wayne State University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State University and a J.D.  from the Detroit College of Law. She came to UDM in 1979.
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