Andrew S. Rancer, Ph.D.
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.
(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.
(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.
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