Paul Schrodt

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Communication Studies
Communication Studies
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Ph.D., University of Nebraska – Lincoln
M.S., University of North Texas
B.A., University of Texas at Arlington

Courses Taught

COMM 20113 – Interpersonal Communication
COMM 20223 – Communication Theory
COMM 40113 – Conflict Management
COMM 50243 – The “Dark Side” of IPC

Areas of Focus

Family communication and interpersonal communication. Communicative cognitions and behaviors that facilitate family relationships. Message strategies and behaviors that facilitate stepfamily functioning.

  1. Communication Monographs
  2. Human Communication Research
  3. Personal Relationships
  4. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  5. Journal of Family Communication
  6. Communication Quarterly
  7. Communication Studies
  8. Western Journal of Communication

Prior to TCU, taught at the University of Nebraska, the University of Texas at Arlington, and the University of Kansas. Former Chair of the Interpersonal and Family Communication Divisions of the National Communication Association, and currently Editor-in-Chief of Communication Monographs.

  1. 45 Top Paper awards from national and regional associations
  2. Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication
  3. Early Career Award in Interpersonal Communication from NCA
  4. Sandra Petronio Dissertation Award from the Family Communication Division
  5. Outstanding New Teacher Award from CSCA
  6. Franklin H. Knower Article Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division
  7. 2013 Dean’s Research and Creative Activity Award from TCU
  1. National Communication Association (NCA), serves on the Publications Board
  2. Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
  3. International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)