Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ed.D. (West Virginia University) is Professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University Lancaster. She has taught the Intro to Human Communication class for the past 16 years, in addition to teaching classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels in organizational, interpersonal, intercultural, and family communication. Candice has received a variety of teaching awards including the ECA Ecroyd Teaching Award, ECA Teaching Fellows honor, OUL Professor of the Year, and Ohio University’s RHE Outstanding Professor Award. She served as President for the Eastern Communication Association in 2010 and for the Ohio Communication Association from 2006-2008, and she also served as Executive Director for both organizations. Previous co-authored textbooks that Candice has published with Kendall Hunt include Interpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationships and Family Communication: Relationship Foundations. She is also the co-author of Quantitative Research Methods for Communication: A Hands-On Approach.
Melissa B Wanzer
Melissa Bekelja Wanzer (Ed.D., West Virginia University, 1995) is Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Canisius College where she teaches graduate seminars in health communication, interpersonal communication and persuasion, and undergraduate courses in health communication, family communication, interpersonal communication, gender, and humor. Dr. Wanzer’s research appears in Communication Education, Communication Teacher, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Qualitative Research Reports, and Communication Research Reports. Dr. Wanzer, along with students enrolled in a Health Campaigns class, partnered with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to design and implement a comprehensive testicular cancer campaign at Canisius College. In April 2009 Dr. Wanzer received the Donald Ecroyd and Carolyn Drummond Ecroyd teaching award from the Eastern Communication Association and was recognized as a Teaching Fellow from the same association. In 2012 Dr. Wanzer received the Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award from Canisius College.
Kristen C Eichhorn
Kristen Campbell Eichhorn, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication, Media, and the Arts at the State University of New York at Oswego. Kristen received a B.A. degree in Communication Studies and Spanish from Canisius College in Buffalo (’99), M.A. in Communication Research from West Virginia University (’00), and Ph.D. in Communication Research at the University of Miami (’03). More recently, she was a 2013 participant in the American Council on Education’s Regional Women’s Leadership forum and a member of the 2016-2017 class of American Council on Education Fellows Program. Kristen’s primary area of research is interpersonal communication within organizational, instructional, and health settings. Her research has been published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, American Journal of Health Studies, Human Communication, College Student Journal, Communication Research Reports, International Journal of Leadership Studies, and Public Relations Review. In the classroom, Kristen teaches courses in interpersonal communication, research methods, and communication theory. She has presented and published with over a dozen of her former students and has advised over 30 independent studies and master’s theses. Kristen has been an active member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) for over 15 years.