Joe Champ

PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Professor Champ’s research focuses on the intersection of communication, culture, and the natural world. He has often collaborated with USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service, and the United States Geological Survey to study resource management issues faced by these agencies. Dr. Champ’s qualitative research approach focuses on interviewing, focus groups, and textual analysis. His theoretical approach is informed by material semiotics, actor-network theory, and pragmatism. Dr. Champ has a professional background in video-based media and has consulted over the years with USDA Forest Service on communication strategy, helping to manage a team of CSU undergraduate video and web producers working with the Rocky Mountain Research Station based in Fort Collins.