Chad Edwards (Ph.D., University of Kansas) is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University and the Past President of the Central States Communication Association. Previously, he was a Hartel Fellow at Marietta College.
Chad’s research interests include communication in the teacher-student relationship, social media, and human and robot communication. Recent publications include articles in Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Basic Communication Course Annual, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and other communication and educational studies journals. He is a co-author on a Sage textbook entitled, “Life in the Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging” (2013) which has just be approved for the second edition. He serves on numerous editorial boards including Communication Education. He has held offices at both national and regional communication conferences.
In 2009, Chad received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Western Michigan University (the highest teaching given by WMU). He also has been awarded teaching awards from the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University, University of Kansas, and Texas Tech University. Additionally, Chad has received several top paper awards for his research.