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Colin Storm

Assistant Professor of Communication
Communication, Seaver College
CCB 243


Colin Storm (M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.) is an assistant professor of communication at Pepperdine University. His research focuses on the intersection of health, masculinity, faith, and media. Colin graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication at Whitworth University in 2007, a master’s degree in intercultural studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012, and a master’s in education from Whitworth University in 2015.

Since 2014, Colin has been teaching communication at Whitworth University (2014-2019) and Washington State University (2015-2019). In between degrees, Colin has worked in various media positions.


  • Ph.D.,  Washington State University, 2021
  • M.Ed., Whitworth University, 2015
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2012
  • B.A., Whitworth University, 2007


  • Storm, C. H., & Penner, A. (2023). "Integration of game-based learning to teach levels of measurement in research methods and statistics". Communication Teacher. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2022.2164322
  • Storm, C. H., Boyd, A. D., & Gillig, T. (2024). "Is quitting an option?" The power of Brotherhood among non-scholarship college football players in risk decision-making. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication. doi: 10.1080/17459435.2024.2314017
  • Lorenzano, K., Sari, M., Storm, C. H., Rhodes, S, & Borah, P. (2018). "Challenges for an SNS-based public sphere in 2016". Online Information Review. doi:10.1108/OIR-12-2017-0352
  • Emerald Literati Awards
  • Top 3 paper published article in 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Communication
  • Risk Communication
  • Media Influence


  • Health
  • Speech
  • Masculinity


  • COM 180: Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis
  • COM 205: Storytelling Through Media
  • COM 300: Introduction to Media Research