Dominic A. Infante
His life as a Scholar, Teacher, Mentor,
Husband, Father, Grandfather,
and Friend illustrate his gravity
during his time on this earth
Erina L. MacGeorge
Erina MacGeorge (Ph.D., 1999, University of Illinois) is Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests span interpersonal and health communication, with a focus on social support and social influence. With her students, she developed advice response theory, which explains advice outcomes for recipients as a function of message, advisor, situation, and recipient characteristics. Her work has been published in outlets that include Communication Research, Journal of Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and the Sage Handbook of Interpersonal Communication. Recent studies examine advice between doctors and parents about childhood antibiotic use and breast cancer patients making surgical decisions with input from their social networks, as well as advice between college student friends coping with everyday problems. She is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Advice, and is co-author of the textbook Inter-Act (14th ed.).
Andrew S Rancer
Andrew S. Rancer (Ph.D., 1979, Kent State University) is Professor in the School of Communication at The University of Akron. He is the co-author of six books and numerous book chapters. His research has largely centered on argumentative and aggressive communication and has appeared in several national and regional journals including Communication Education, Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, and Communication Research Reports, among others. He is the recipient of several honors, including the Centennial Scholar, Distinguished Research Fellow, and Past President’s Award from the Eastern Communication Association. In 2011, his teaching was recognized by the National Communication Association when he was the recipient of an Exemplary Teacher Award.