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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
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 over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters on these topics. He is a fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), and recipient of the ICA B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award as well as the National Communication Association’s Bernard Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication. Along with Yariv Tsfati (University of Haifa, Israel), Steve currently serves as co-Editor in Chief of the ICA journal Human Communication Research.
Before coming to USF, Steve served on the faculty at Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, and Purdue Universities.
Interpersonal and Family Communication, Conflict and Negotiation, Multiple Goals Frameworks