Dr. Scott Smithson


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V. Scott Smithson

Department Chair;
Associate Professor of Communication
Technology Building 276
Ext. 5356
Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Or By Appointment


B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1982 (Political Science/Speech Communication)
M.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1983 (Communications)
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1991 (Communications)

Began at Purdue North Central

Courses Taught Recently
COM 21200 Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Communication
COM 31400 Advanced Presentation Speaking
COM 49100 Special Topics in Communication: Business and Professional Communication
COM 32400 Introduction to Organizational Communication
COM 37600 Gender Communication

Professional Interests
Conflict Resolution
Nonverbal Communication
Confidant Relationships
Speech Anxiety
Small Group Dynamics