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Dr. Alan Goodboy

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies
Armstrong Hall, Room 108
P.O. Box 6293
Morgantown, WV 26506

Office Phone: (304) 293-3905

Research Areas

Specializations: Instructional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods and Statistics

Dr. Goodboy’s recent research examines bullying in educational, organizational, interpersonal, intergroup, and mediated contexts. He is currently conducting a series of studies on workplace bullying that examine high-strain and stressful working environments. As an instructional scholar, he is currently completing a series of experiments that examine how effective teaching and students’ self-regulation intersect to optimize learning. Dr. Goodboy also has an interest in statistics and continues his education by regularly attending advanced courses in statistical analyses (e.g., dyadic data analysis, meta-analysis, conditional process analysis).


Ph.D., West Virginia University


Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy –
Dr. John Shibley –
Mary Donato –

Schedule your advising appointment for Spring/Summer 2017 registration today!

Advising Appointments


Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application