Interpersonal Communication | Kent State University

Interpersonal Communication

After more than 30 years, interpersonal communication is one of the longest-standing areas of emphasis in the School of Communication Studies. A focus in this area allows students to study family and intergroup communication, communication and cognition and both personal and mediated communication.

Interpersonal Communication Faculty:

  • Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., North Dakota State University  
    • Interests: Privacy management, family/relational communication, new communication technologies, computer-mediated communication, quantitative research methods, communication education, communication across cultures, communication across life-span, group dynamics
  • Janet Meyer, Ph.D., University of Michigan
    • Interests: Communication and cognition, message production, persuasion, regretted messages, communication theory  
  • Mei-Chen Lin, Ph.D., University of Kansas
    • Interests: Communication and aging, intercultural communication, intergenerational
  • Nichole Egbert, Ph.D., University of Georgia
    • Interests: Caregiving and social support, health literacy, religion and spirituality in health, relational communication

Careers:

Graduates from this program will gain and refine the valuable skill of being able to effectively listen and communicate with others - useful for any career. Graduates may choose to pursue positions in sales, human resources, training, counseling, teaching and other fields.

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