Paul Schrodt

Professor and Director of Graduate 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.

  • Communication Monographs
  • Human Communication Research
  • Personal Relationships
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
  • Journal of Family Communication
  • Communication Quarterly
  • Communication Studies
  • 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.
  • Currently Editor-in-Chief of Communication Monographs.
  • 45 Top Paper awards from national and regional associations
  • Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication
  • Early Career Award in Interpersonal Communication from NCA
  • Sandra Petronio Dissertation Award from the Family Communication Division
  • Outstanding New Teacher Award from CSCA
  • Franklin H. Knower Article Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division
  • 2013 Dean’s Research and Creative Activity Award from TCU
  • National Communication Association (NCA), serves on the Publications Board
  • Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
  • International Association for Relationship Research (IARR)