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Dr. Scott A. Myers

Professor and Peggy Rardin McConnell Chair of Speech Communication
Faculty Associate, Women’s and Gender Studies
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Contact Information

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

Office Phone: (304) 293-3905
e-mail: Scott.Myers@mail.wvu.edu


Research Areas

  • Instructional Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Organizational Communication

As an instructional communication researcher, Dr. Myers’s research focuses primarily on the role communication plays in the instructor-student relationship, both in and out of the classroom, using experimental, survey, and content analytic research methods. His current research projects focus on the role communication plays in the undergraduate student-faculty advisor relationship, and how students use organizational citizenship behaviors in the classroom. Dr. Myers also is a family communication researcher, with a focus on how adult siblings maintain their relationships. He is beginning a series of studies examining how adult siblings use affectionate communication as a way to maintain their relationships. At WVU, Dr. Myers was recognized by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences as a Woodburn Professor from 2005-2007 and as an Outstanding Teacher in 2010. He is a past President of the Central States Communication Association, where he also served as the Executive Director from 2004-2006, and is a past editor of Communication Teacher. Currently, he is the Director-Elect of the Educational Policies board of the National Communication Association.

Education

Ph.D., Kent State University, Communication Studies
M.A., West Virginia University, Educational Leadership Studies
M.A., Illinois State University, Communication
B.A., Illinois State University; English, Public Relations

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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

Advising

Academic Advising

Would you like to speak with an advisor to discuss the Communication Studies major? Questions about your classes? Concerns about post-graduation plans?
Visit a Comm Studies advisor during open advising/office hours! Contact the department (304-293-3905) for a list of open office hours or e-mail an advisor directly.

The COMM academic advisors are:

Dr. Andrea Weber – acweber@mail.wvu.edu
Nikki Loy – nikki.loy@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. John Shibley – jshibley@wvu.edu

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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