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School of Communication

Andrew S. Rancer, Ph.D.

Andrew S. Rancer, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Office: Kolbe 110F
Phone: 330-972-6801
Email: arancer@uakron.edu
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Research Accomplishments

Interpersonal Communication with an emphasis on Communication Traits; Communication Theory; Communication Training and Development. My research centers around the aggressive communication traits of Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggressiveness. I served as Editor of Communication Research Reports (1999-2001), and the Massachusetts Communication Journal (1981). Among several honors, I was the recipient of the Eastern Communication Association’s Past Presidents/Officers Award (1989), Distinguished Research Fellow Award (1997), and was a member of the ECA’s Committee of Scholars (1989-1990 and 2009-2010). In April 2009, I received the Eastern Communication Association’s Centennial Scholar in Communication Award.

Publications

Recent Publications:

Books:

(1) Avtgis, T. A., & Rancer, A. S. (Eds.) (2010). Arguments, Aggression, and Conflict: New Directions in Theory and Research. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

(2) Infante, D. A., Rancer, A. S., & Avtgis, T. A. (2010). Contemporary Communication Theory. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

(3) Avtgis, T. A., Rancer, A. S., & Madlock, P. (2010). Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

(4) Rancer, A. S., & Avtgis, T. A. (2006). Argumentative and Aggressive Communication: Theory, Research, and Application. Thousand Oaks: CA. Sage Publications.

Book Chapters:

(1) Rancer, A. S., Lin, Y., Durbin, J. M., & Faulkner, E. C. (2010). Nonverbal “Verbal” Aggression: Its Forms and Its Relation to Trait Verbal Aggressiveness. In Avtgis, T. A., & Rancer, A. S. (Eds.) (2010). Arguments, Aggression, and Conflict: New Directions in Theory and Research (pp. 267 – 284). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

(2) Rancer, A. S., & Avtgis, T. A. (2010). Communication Theory and Research: Bridging the Chasms of Controversy. In A Century of Transformation: Studies in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Eastern Communication Association (pp. 72-88). James W. Chesebro (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

(3) Rancer, A. S. (2010). Argumentativeness, Assertiveness, and Verbal Aggressiveness Theory. In S. Littlejohn & K. Foss (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Communication Theory (pp. 45 – 47). Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

(4) Rancer, A. S. (2009). Aggressive Communication. In H.T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Human Relationships ( pp. 65 – 68). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

(5) Avtgis, T. A., & Rancer, A. S. (2010). The Role of Argumentative and Aggressive Communication in the Explanation of K-12 Teacher Burnout Syndrome: A Global Phenomenon? In M. Hinner (Ed.), The Interrelationship of Business and Communication (pp. 153-167). Berlin, Germany: Peter Lang Publishers.

Refereed Journal Articles

Infante, D. A., Rancer, A. S., & Wigley, C. J. (2011). In Defense of the Argumentativeness and Verbal Aggressiveness Scales. Communication Quarterly, 59, pp. 145-154.

Jordan-Jackson, F. F., Lin, Y., Rancer, A. S., & Infante, D. A. (2008). Perceptions of Males and Females’ Use of Aggressive Affirming and Nonaffirming Messages in an Interpersonal Dispute: You’ve Come a Long Way Baby? Western Journal of Communication, 72, pp. 239-258.

Avtgis, T. A., Rancer, A. S., Kanjeva, P. A., & Chory, R. M. (2008). Argumentative and Aggressive Communication in Bulgaria: Testing for Conceptual and Methodological Equivalence. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, pp. 17-24.


Education

Ph.D., Communication, Kent State University, 1979
M.A., Communication Studies, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1976
B.A., Communication Studies, Queens College of the City University of New York, 1974


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