Michael Brydges, A.A., B.A., M.A.

Professor Michael Brydges

Communication Studies | Language Arts

Email: mbrydges@cypresscollege.edu

Phone: (714) 484-7000 Ext: 48440

Office Hours: Please see Office Hours within Canvas.

Location: Humanities 208 – C

About Professor Brydges

I began teaching in the department of Communication Studies in fall 1998. Prior to teaching at Cypress College, I taught part-time at various Southern California colleges and universities. I also worked as a Project Coordinator for a local Import/Export business in the Los Angeles area.

My Master of Arts degree is in Speech Communication from California State University, Los Angeles. I am the co-author of several ERIC published papers including, “Effective Teaching in the Multi-cultural Classroom” and “Translating Our Scholarship into Practice” which are published by Educational Resources Information Center.

Since coming to Cypress College, I have served as an Assistant Director of Forensics, a mentor for Puente Program, a faculty member within the Black Studies (now Legacy) program, a member of the Cultural Diversity Committee, Coordinator for the Peer Assisted Learning Program, Learning Communities Coordinator, and as Academic Senate President for the 2004 – 2005 year.

I have been involved in different Learning Communities, including “Dental Talk,” “Close Encounters,” and the University Transfer Achievement Program (UTAP).

Presently, in addition to teaching, I am the Co-Coordinator of Professional Development and the Title V Data Coach for the Fine Arts Division.

Recommended Courses

I truly enjoy teaching each of the following courses:

  • COMM 50 – Effective Communication
  • COMM 100 – Essential of Human Communication
  • COMM 105 – Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 120 – Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 135 – Argumentation and Critical Thinking

Please see our course page for more information.