Brian Ott is Professor and Head of Communication at Missouri State University. His chief research interest concerns the intersection of rhetoric and media, and how evolving communication technologies alter the form and character of public discourse. He is the author of The Small Screen: How Television Equips Us to Live in the Information Age (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007) and Critical Media Studies: An Introduction, 3rd ed. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020) with Robert L. Mack.
Greg Dickinson is Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University. He is an award-winning scholar and teacher whose work advances critical and theoretical understanding of memory, place, materiality, race, gender, and everyday life. He has published widely in communication, cultural studies, and rhetoric journals. He is the author of Suburban Dreams: Building and Imagining the Good Life (U of Alabama Press, 2015) and is the co-editor of Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials.