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Dr. Alan K. Goodboy

Professor; Peggy Rardin McConnell Endowed Research Chair of Communication Studies

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Communication Modeling and Measurement Lab

Areas of Study:

Instructional Communication 
Interpersonal Communication 
Quantitative Methods and Statistics 

Research Interests:

Applications of Structural Equation Modeling for Communication Science
Conditional Processes of Teaching and Learning
Relational Turbulence
Instructional Dissent
Medical Communication

Dr. Goodboy is quantitative scholar with an interest in applications of structural equation modeling for communication science. He has completed over 500 hours of postdoctoral coursework in statistics. Most recently, he has been interested in person-centered approaches to testing communication theory using finite mixture modeling (latent class analysis, latent profile analysis, latent transition analysis). In quantitative methods, this past year he has published articles on coefficient omega in reliability estimation, mediation analysis in mixture modeling, and bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling. As an instructional communication, he regularly conducts teaching and learning experiments. As an interpersonal communication scholar, he is completing a series of studies on relational turbulence in marriages. Dr. Goodboy also collaborates on medical communication projects with surgery colleagues at WVU focusing on medical simulations and assessments.


B.A.., West Virginia University 
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., West Virginia University