Dirk C. Gibson

Associate Professor

Photo: Dirk Gibson

Mass Communication

Email:  agibson878@msn.com
Office: Room 250

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983

Profile

Dr. Gibson has long been a national expert on product recalls (see his Product Recall Research Group web page), and with the publication of two books on serial murderers he also has become an expert source for print and broadcast media on the mass communications of serial killers.

Rescent Publications

Incarceration without Conviction: The 1980 Penitentiary of New Mexico Riot. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publications. Bentham Science E-Books. In preparation.

The Most Feared Man in America: A Rhetorical Perspective on the Political Myths of J. Edgar Hoover. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publications. E-Books. In preparation.

Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers: Outer Space Perils, Rocket Risks and the Health Consequences of the Space Environment. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publications. Bentham E-Books. 2015.

The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publications. Bentham E-Books.  2014.

Jack the Writer: A Verbal and Visual Analysis of the Jack the Ripper Correspondence. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Bentham Science Publications: Bentham E-Books.  2013.

Commercial Space Tourism: Impediments to Industrial Development and Strategic Communication Solutions. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates: Bentham Science Publications; Bentham E-Books.  2012. 

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Killers: The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. 2012.

“American Bar Association,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Automobile Recall Scandals,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Casino Capitalism,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Censorship,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Coalition Building,” in Robert W Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Consumer and Personal Debt,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Corporatism,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018) .Second Edition.

“Downsizing,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Economic Integration,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Egalitarianism,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2108). Second Edition.

“Hostile Work Environment,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Managed Competition,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Martha Stewart,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oak, California. (2018). Second Edition.

 “Millennial Generation,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Moral Partiality,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“National Security Agency,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, California: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Pandemics,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Perverse Incentives,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Product Recalls,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Smart Devices,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Social Media Analysis,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oak, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Stakeholder Symbiosis,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Takata Airbag Scandal,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Too Big To Fail,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.  

“Valant Pharmaceuticals Scandal,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition. 

“Volkswagen Defeat Device Scandal,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition.

“Workplace Bullying,” in Robert W. Kolb, (Ed). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics & Society. Sage Publications, Inc.: Thousand Oaks, California. (2018). Second Edition. 

 

Sample Publications

Books

  • Gibson, D.C. (2006). Serial Murder and Media Circuses. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2004). Clues From Killers:  Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2000). "A Review of Recall Policies at the Food Safety & Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Washington, D. C.: United States Department of Agriculture.
          Volume I: Bibliographic Perspectives on Recall Practices.
          Volume II: Empirical Analysis of Contemporary Recall Practices.
  • Gibson, D.C. (1991). The Role of Communication in the Practice of Law.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America.
  • Gibson, D.C. (1990). "Evaluation Report: FSIS Recall Notification and Industry Guidance,” Evaluation and Analysis Division, OPPDE. http:/www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FRPubs/02-045N/EvalRpt.pdf.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

  • Gibson, D.C. (in press). “Outer Space Tourism Public Relations Purposes, Practices and Problems,” Public Relations Quarterly.

  • Gibson, D.C. (in press). "The Product Recall Blame Game: Stereotypical Villains & Actual Recall Failure Factors." In Michael B. Hinner, (Ed). Freiberger Beitrage zur interkulturellen und Wirtschafskommniukation: A Forum for General and Intercultural Business Communication. Germany: Peter Lang Publications.

  • Gibson, D.C. (2006). "The B.T.K. Strangler vs. the Wichita Police Department: The Significance of Serial Murder Media Relations," Public Relations Review. 32, 58-65.

  • Gibson, D.C. (in press). " The Relationship Between Serial Murder and the American Travel and Tourism Industry.” Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing.

  • Gibson, D.C. (2005). "The Rhetorical Jack the Ripper." The American Criminal Justice Association, L.A.E. Journal, 24-28.
  • Gibson, D.C. and A. Suzanna Chavez (2005). "Serial Killer Public Relations Tactics," Public Relations Quarterly. 50:1, 11-18.
  • Gibson, D.C. and Tracy Krughoff (2004). "The Ripper Correspondence: A Visual and NonVerbal Analysis," Journal of Visual Literacy. 24:2, 227-40.
  • Gibson, D.C. and A. Suzanna Chavez (2004). "Polygraph Keys Vs. Publicity: Serial Murder Public Relations," Public Relations Quarterly. 49:2, 10-14.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2003). "The Paradoxical Nature of Litigation Public Relations," Public Relations Quarterly. 48:1, 32-4.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2002). "The Whitechapel Crimes As Public Relations,” Public Relations Quarterly. 47:4, 26-34.
  • Gibson, D.C. (1990). "Recalls of Body Parts: Problems and Solutions,” Public Relations Quarterly. 47:3, 36-42.
  • Gibson, D.C., Bill Kelly, Tomoko Masumoto (2002). "Koho and Kisha Kirabu: The Role of Media Relations in Japanese Public Relations," Public Relations Review. 28:3, 265-81.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2002). "Posibilidad Y Problema: An Historical/Critical Analysis of Hispanic Public Relations," Public Relations Review. 28:1, 63-85.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2002). "Tomorrow’s Latino Practitioners: Profiles of Hispanic PR Students," Public Relations Quarterly. 47:2, 31-35.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2002). "American Hispanic Public Relations," Public Relations Quarterly. 47:2, 11.
  • Gibson, D.C. (2001). "Communication Faculty Internships," Public Relations Review. 27:2, 103-117.

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