Frederick Steier is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Leadership Studies. Frederick Steier is also on the faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. He is the editor of Gregory Bateson: Essays for an Ecology of Ideas (Imprint Academic, 2005) and a scientist-in-residence at the Center for Learning at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, Florida, USA, where he is involved in participatory action research oriented studies of collaborative learning and play.
He received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Social Systems Sciences in 1983. In 1985-86 he had the honor being a King Olav V Fellow at the University of Oslo through the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Industry Expertise (2)
Areas of Expertise (4)
Constructionist Research Methodologies
Relationships Between Information Technologies, Organizational and Inter-Organizational Communication
Work Teams and Communication Processes
- American Society for Cybernetics (President, 1989-91)
- International Communication Association; International Society for Systems Sciences
Issues in constructing a second order cybernetic methodology in cultureCommunication Faculty Publications
(1991) Communication Faculty Publications. Paper 481.
Toward a radical and ecological constructivist approach to family communicationJournal of Applied Communication Research
(1989) Communication research is produced by and understood through processes of communication. The communication processes by which communication research is produced are researchable processes involving researcher(s) as observers constructing a world.