Stephen W. Littlejohn

Visiting Lecturer II
MA Program Director

Photo: Stephen W. Littlejohn


Phone: (505) 450-3526
Office: Room 237

Ph.D., University of Utah, 1970


Dr. Littlejohn teaches mediation and interpersonal communication at C&J, specializing in online education. He has published several books and articles on communication, conflict, and dialogue. He is also a professional mediator and facilitator. Dr. Littlejohn was a professor of communication at Humboldt State University in California for 26 years.


Published widely on topics related to communication, conflict, and dialogue

Sample Publications

  • Theories of Human Communication, now in its tenth edition.
  • Moral Conflict: When Social Worlds Collide, as a coauthor
  • Engaging Communication in Conflict: Systematic Practice
  • Facework: Bridging Theory and Practice
  • Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Theory, co-editor


Courses in mediation and interpersonal communication. Specializes in online education.


In 2008, Dr. Littlejohn was awarded the Paul Bartlett Peace Prize by UNM for his international work in mediation and peacemaking. The prize is awarded to a UNM student, faculty, staff person, or retiree who has demonstrated notable achievements in promoting world peace and understanding. He was recognized for his work in mediation. Recently he was awarded the Outstanding Part-Time Instructor at C&J.


As a communication consultant, Dr. Littlejohn facilitates planning and decision-making processes in educational institutions, communities, corporations, and agencies. He works as a mediator with individuals, groups, and organizations throughout the United States and abroad to create constructive dialogue and effective conflict management. Dedicated to improving human relationships, Dr. Littlejohn uses a systems approach and emphasizes communication in his work.

View Stephen W. Littlejohn's profile on the Faculty Authors page.