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Our faculty are internationally-recognized scholars in several areas of Communication Studies. While our Department’s research portfolio is diverse and interdisciplinary, several of our faculty are recognized leaders in the following areas of scholarship:

  • Communication Research Methodology
  • Communication Technology
  • Family Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intergroup Communication
  • Instructional Communication
  • Mass Media
  • Organizational Communication

Their productivity and impact on the field has been recognized by their peers, including Drs. Alan K. Goodboy, Matthew M. Martin, and Scott A. Myers holding distinctions as the Top 50 researchers in the field from 1996 to 2017. Furthermore, in the instructional communication subdiscipline, Drs. Scott A. Myers, Alan K. Goodboy, and Matthew M. Martin have been recognized as among the Top 10 researchers who have published articles in Communication Education from 2000 to 2016, the premier journal for instructional communication research.

Service to Scholarship

Based on their research expertise, our faculty members serve on the editorial boards of prominent journals in the Communication Studies discipline. In addition to serving as ad-hoc reviewers for numerous other disciplinary and interdisciplinary journals, for the 2021-2022 academic year, faculty members are editorial board members of:
    Communication Education
    Communication Methods and Measures
    Communication Monographs
    Communication Quarterly 
    Communication Studies  
    Communication Reports
    Communication Research Reports 
    Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
    Journal of Communication Pedagogy 
    Journal of Family Communication 
    Journal of Intercultural Communication Research 
    Journal of Media Psychology 
    Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 
    Mass Communication & Society
    Southern Communication Journal 
    Western Journal of Communication