Kyle Tusing

About Kyle Tusing

Kyle Tusing (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000) specializes in social influence and interpersonal communication. He regularly teaches Communication 101, the introductory course to the major. He also has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on public speaking, communication theory, small group communication, relational communication, and persuasion. In 2006 he won the College of Social and Behavioral Science's Magellan Circle Award for Excellence in Lower Division Teaching. His research has appeared in Human Communication Research, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly and The sourcebook of nonverbal measures: Going beyond words. He is the director of the communication department's internship program.

Selected Publications

McLaren, R. M., Dillard, J. P., Tusing, K. J., & Solomon, D. H. (2014). Relational framing theory: Utterance form and relational context as antecedents of frame salience. Communication Quarterly, 62, 518-535.

Tusing, K. J. (2008). Speech fluency and speech errors. In W. Donsbach (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of communication (pp. 4781-4783), Volume X. Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tusing, K. J. (2005). Objective measurement of vocal signals. In V. Manusov (Ed.), The sourcebook of nonverbal measures: Going beyond words (pp. 393-401). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Floyd, K., Hess, J. A., Miczo, L. A., Halone, K. K., Mikkelson, A. C., & Tusing, K. J. (2005). Human affection exchange: VIII. Further evidence of the benefits of expressed affection. Communication Quarterly, 53, 285-303.


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Contact Information

Kyle Tusing
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Telephone: (520) 626-8771
Fax: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 201
Office Hours: Spring 2018 Mon/Wed 11:30 am-12:30 pm & by appointment

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