Star Muir

Dr. Muir is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Rhetoric and Communication, and his research now focuses on the impact of new media on attention and focus.  Star has received numerous teaching and service awards, and most recently was awarded George Mason’s David King Award for career contribution to the teaching and learning environment at the University.  A debate coach for almost 20 years, and a consultant to federal agencies on plain language writing, science writing and infographics, he has recently served as the President of the National Communication Association.