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Dr. Scott A. Myers

Professor; Peggy Rardin McConnell Endowed Teaching Chair of Communication Studies, Interim Director of Undergraduate Studies

Curriculum Vitae
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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 

Dr. 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. 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 both 2010 and 2020. He also received the WVU Foundation Outstanding Teacher award in 2020. Dr. Myers is a past President of the Central States Communication Association, where he also served as the Executive Director from 2004-2006. He is a past editor of Communication Teacher, was the founding editor of Journal of Communication Pedagogy, and is the current editor of Journal of Family Communication. 


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