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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:

Substantive-Methodological Synergy
Applications of Structural Equation Modeling for Communication Science
Relational Turbulence
Conditional Processes of Teaching and Learning
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 700 hours of postdoctoral coursework in statistics. Most recently, he has been interested in testing communication theory using person-centered methods (latent class analysis, latent profile analysis, latent transition analysis) and intensive longitudinal methods (dynamic structural equation modeling). As an instructional communication scholar, 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