Andrew S. Rancer, Ph.D., (Kent State University, 1979) is a professor of communication. He taught in the School of Communication at the University of Akron from 1991-2018 and in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College from 1979-1991. He is the co-author of six books and numerous book chapters. His research centers on argumentative and aggressive communication and has appeared in national and regional communication journals such as Communication Education, Human Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, and Communication Research Reports, among others. He is the recipient of several honors from the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), including being inducted as a Centennial Scholar, Distinguished Research and Teaching Fellow, and recipient of the ECA Past President’s Award.
B.A., in communication studies from Queens College of the City University of New York, M.A., in communication studies from Queens College of the City University of New York, Ph.D., in communication with emphasis in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication; Behavioral Science Research Methodology, and Social Psychology from Kent State University