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Dr. Scott A. Myers

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

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Areas of Study:

Instructional Communication 
Family Communication 
Organizational Communication 

Research Interests:

Instructor-student relationships 
Student motives to communicate with instructors
Instructor aggressive communication
Adult sibling relationships
Sibling relational maintenance
Workplace peer relationships 

Scott A. Myers joined the WVU faculty in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. He is an instructional communication researcher whose projects focus 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. Scott also is a family communication researcher, with a focus on how adult siblings maintain their relationships. At WVU, Scott 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, where he also served as the Executive Director from 2004-2006, and is a past editor of Communication Teacher and Journal of Communication Pedagogy. His newest textbook coauthored with Marianne Dainton of La Salle University-- Communication and Relationship Maintenance--was published in June 2019.  


B.A., Illinois State University 
M.A., Illinois State University
M.A., West Virginia University
Ph.D., Kent State University