Faculty

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson

Professor
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contact information

Email: wilson52@usf.edu
Office: CIS 3048

Biography

Steven R. Wilson (PhD, Purdue University) is a Professor in the Department of Communication and an affiliated scientist with the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.

Steve’s research focuses on processes of influence and identity management in family, health, and workplace contexts. He is the author of Seeking and Resisting Compliance: Why Individuals Say What They Do When Trying to Influence Others (Sage, 2002), co-editor of New Directions in Interpersonal Communication Research (Sage, 2010), as well Reflections on Interpersonal Communication Research (Cognella, 2019, both with Sandi Smith), and author of 90 scholarly articles and book chapters on these topics. He is a fellow of the International Communication Association, and recipient of the National Communication Association’s Bernard Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication. He currently serves as an associate editor for Human Communication Research, published by the International Communication Association. 

Before coming to USF, Steve served on the faculty at Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, and Purdue Universities.

RESEARCH AREAS

Interpersonal and Family Communication, Processes of influence and identity management in family, health, and workplace contexts