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Virginia Peck Richmond

Professor Emerita

Virginia Peck Richmond is one of the most distinguished researchers and professors in the field of human communication. She has written 15 books on topics including public speaking, organizational, nonverbal, instructional, and apprehension communication. Dr. Richmond has also authored or co-authored 25 book chapters and published more than 25 research articles where she was the senior author. She has been recognized as one of the ten most prolific scholars in the National Communication Association.

Dr. Richmond has won numerous awards for her outstanding teaching and research, including an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University System of West Virginia Board of Trustees and West Virginia University Institute of Technology, and the Donald H. Ecroyd and Caroline Drummond-Ecroyd Teaching Excellence Award from the Eastern Communication Association. She was instrumental in founding and coordinating WVU’s nationally recognized extended learning and educational outreach programs. She has also received distinguished service awards from the World Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association.