Star A. MuirAssociate Professor of CommunicationGeorge Mason UniversityStar Muir is an associate professor of communication at George Mason University, and is currently the director of learning support services in the Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT).Muir received his PhD in rhetoric and communication from the University of Pittsburgh.His
research focuses on environmental communication, and he
has published in ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, Philosophy and Rhetoric, and the Speech Communication Teacher.He is co-editor of Earthtalk: Communication Empowerment for Environmental Action (Greenwood, 1996).His
work on distance delivery of video modules won several Communicator and Telly awards for educational programming.As the current director of the Student Technology Assistance and Resources (STAR) Center, the Instructional Resource Center
(IRC), the Center for Training
in Office and Productivity Skills (TOPS), and the Mason Media Lab, he
is responsible for providing students, staff, and faculty with information technology resources and training to accomplish their career and educational goals.