Elizabeth Graham, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Graham, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Office: Kolbe 108
Phone: 330-972-7855
Email: grahame@uakron.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format

Research Accomplishments

Elizabeth Graham’s research interests include: communication in reconstituted families, instructional communication, particularly students’ re-envisioned reading habits and the uses and effects of digital textbooks (e-books and e-readers), and measurement and data analytic issues and trends in communication research. She has published in Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, and Communication Teacher. Dr. Graham has also co-edited Communication Research Measures I and II: A Sourcebook. Her research has been recognized through top paper awards from the National Communication Association and Central States Communication Association. Dr. Graham serves on editorial boards for several journals in the communication discipline.

Elizabeth Graham teaches courses in interpersonal communication, research methods, effective communication for teachers and trainers, and statistics on the undergraduate and graduate level.


Recent Research/Publications:

Book Chapters

Graham, E. E., & Mazer, J. P. (2011, in press). The interpersonal competencedevelopment project: The intersection of theory and practice. In C. Simonds (Ed.), Communication Teacher. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Rancer, A.S., & Graham, E.E. (2012, in press). Theories of Humor. In R. L DiCioccio (Ed.), Humor Communication: Theory, Impact, and Outcomes. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Upcoming Conference Presentation

Kuznekoff, J. H., & Graham, E. E. (2011, November). Student Perceptions of Digital Textbooks: An Exploratory Study of E-Readers and E-Books as Replacements to the Traditional Textbook. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA (Competitive Paper).


Ph.D., Communication, Kent State University, 1987
M.A.C.T., Communication, Cleveland State University, 1984
B.A., Communication, John Carroll University, 1980