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Scott A. Myers

Professor; Peggy Rardin McConnell Chair of Communication Studies; Faculty Associate, Women's and Gender Studies

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Research Interests

  • Instructional Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Organizational Communication

As an instructional communication researcher, Dr. Myers’s research focuses primarily on the role communication plays in the instructor-student relationship, both in and out of the classroom, using experimental, survey, and content analytic research methods. His current research projects focus on the teaching effectiveness associated with instructor use of particular communication behaviors. Dr. Myers also is a family communication researcher, with a focus on how adult siblings maintain their relationships. At WVU, Dr. Myers was recognized by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences as a Woodburn Professor from 2005-2007 and as an Outstanding Teacher in 2010. He is a past President of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA), where he also served as the Executive Director from 2004-2006, and is a past editor of Communication Teacher. Currently, he is the founding editor of the CSCA’s Journal of Communication Pedagogy.



  • B.A., Illinois State University
  • M.A., Illinois State University
  • M.A., West Virginia University
  • PhD, Kent State University