Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Alan says he enjoys the social science scholarship of understanding competent message design.
“My teaching style is focused around relevance and translating scholarship into meaningful practice.”
“I think teaching with relevance is important for students. They benefit most when they can apply what they learn in Communication Studies courses in their daily lives.”
“I want my students to be able to use what they learn and then assess if their knowledge has improved their personal or professional lives.”
Goodboy says one big change in the field is that students have become more active on social media during the past five years.
“The Communication Studies discipline conducts excellent scholarship on social media use and publishes this scholarship in our journals.”
“Our online program has courses on social media and its importance in contemporary society.”