Associate Professor & Communication Program Director
Office: 325 Wilson Hall
Phone: (248) 370-4122
Research, Teaching and Personal Interests:
Jeff Youngquist (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is an associate professor, specializing in organizational and interpersonal communication. He also is the Director of the Communication Program and the co-chair of the Communication Division of the Michigan Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Dr. Youngquist comes to us from Wayne State University, where he was the recipient of the Elizabeth Youngjohn Award for teaching excellence and the Graduate Research Award. His primary research interests focus on issues of privacy, control, power, and dominance in both the interpersonal and organizational context and how these dynamics are created and maintained through verbal and nonverbal communication. Secondary interests include gender and also communication ethics. His most recent publications include book chapters in Transformation in Teaching and Casing Organizational Communication and journal articles in Communication Studies, the Journal of Language and Social Psychology and the Ohio Communication Journal. This fall, he is presenting his research at a conference in Lugano, Switzerland, for the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction division of the European Communication Research and Education Association.