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Dr. John Nicholson

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication
McComas Hall, Room 200
Phone: (662) 325-8948
jnicholson@comm.msstate.edu

Education

  • BA, 1992, Memphis State University (University of Memphis), Communication
  • MA, 1993, Memphis State University (University of Memphis), Communication
    (Communication and Rhetorical Theory, Interpersonal and Family Communication)
  • Ph.D., 1998, The University of Iowa, Communication
    (Interpersonal, Small Group, and Family Comm.; Comm. Theory; and Rhetorical Theory)

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Persuasion
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Communication Theory and Advanced Communication Theory

Research Interest

  • Nicknames - specifically nicknames in families
  • Sibling Communication
  • Larger concern with how we construct and negotiate relational borders and boundaries

Professional Organizations

  • Southern States Communication Association
  • National Communication Association