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Dr. Scott A. Myers

Ph.D. Program Coordinator
M.A. Instructional Communication Program Coordinator
Faculty Associate, Women’s and Gender Studies

Contact Information

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

Office Phone: (304) 293-3905

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.


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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Academic Advising

Below is a list of Pre-Registration Dates for Spring 2015.

November 3 – Seniors (89+hours)
November 5 – Juniors (59-88 hours)
November 7 – Sophomores (29-58 hours)
November 10 – Freshman (0-28 hours)

If you need to see an advisor for any registration issues please email:

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Dr. John Shibley –

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