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Melanie Morgan

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Promoted to Professor
Brian Lamb School of Communication

Melanie Morgan completed a Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of Kansas, a master’s at the University of Arkansas, and a bachelor’s at Texas Christian University. Also associate dean of Purdue’s Graduate School and Director of Graduate Studies for the Brian Lamb School of Communication, she has taught courses on qualitative research methods, presenting and writing for science, organizational communication, and aging and communication.

A decorated faculty member in her 18th year at Purdue, Dr. Morgan has won the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in Memory of Charles B. Murphy (2017-18) and is a faculty associate with the Center on Aging and the Life Course.

Her research interests include cognitive factors underlying communication skill development and message production. Her research has focused on the production of complex messages in a variety of areas, including aging, family, legal, and scientific contexts. She is co-author of Presentational Speaking: Theory and Practice (McGraw Hill, 2007), and her work has appeared in publications such as The Journal of Communication, Health Communication, the Southern Journal of Communication, and Communication Studies.