Chris R. Sawyer

Professor
Communication Studies
MOUS 304

c.sawyer@tcu.edu | 817-257-6666

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Education

B.A., Houston Baptist University
M.S., Texas Christian University
Ph.D., University of North Texas

Courses Taught

COMM 20223 – Communication Theory
COMM 40233 – Communication in Group Leadership

Areas of Focus

Communication Apprehension. Instructional communication. Physiology of Communication

  1. Communication apprehension and public speaking instruction. In P. Witt (Ed.), Handbooks of Communication Science: Vol. 22, Communication and Learning.
  2. Motivational factors and communication competence. In A. F. Hannawa & B. H. Spitzberg (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Competence.
  3. Profiles of response stereotypy and specificity for public speaking state anxiety. In J. M. Honecutt, C. R. Sawyer, & S. A. Keaton (Eds.), The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health
  4. The Influence of Communication on Physiology and Health.
  5. Listening fidelity among native and nonnative English-speaking undergraduates as a function of listening apprehension and gender. Communication Research Reports.
  6. Components of students’ grade expectations for public speaking assignments. Communication Education.
  7. Psychophysiological patterns of arousal in communication. In M. J. Beatty & J. C. McCroskey (eds.), Biological Dimensions of Communication: Perspectives, Methods, and Research.

Chair of NCA’s Communication Apprehension and Avoidance Commission

  1. Nomination for Minnie Stephens Piper Foundation award
  2. Twice recipient of College of Communication Distinguished Research and Creative Activity Award
  3. Recipient, Deans Research and Creative Activity Award
  4. Top Paper Awards from Communication Apprehension and Competence Division of the National Communication Association for 2016, 2015, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
  5. Top Paper Award from Basic Course Division of the National Communication Association for 2014 & 2012.
  6. Top Conference Paper from the International Listening Association.
  7. Named Top Ten Scholar in Communication Studies, 1915-2006
  8. Article of the Year Award from the Communication Apprehension and Competence Division of the National Communication Association.
  1. National Communication Association
  2. Southern States Communication Association
  3. Eastern Communication Association