Megan H. L. Tucker

Megan H. L. Tucker

Megan H. L. Tucker

Instructor, Undergraduate BA Director

Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, identity, small group communication, social and digital media

Megan Tucker is an assistant term professor and the BA Program Director for the Communication department. In the past, Megan has worked full time in Washington DC at the National Communication Association  on the student learning outcomes grant.  She also has worked as an adjunct professor of Communication at Johns Hopkins University, Northern Virginia Community College, and formerly as an academic advisor at GMU and Marymount University.

Megan received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and English (Journalism) from Christopher Newport University. Her Master of Arts in Communication is from George Mason University. In May, 2015 Megan earned her PhD in Higher Education with a focus in Communication from GMU.

Her research interests include student development, communication and academic advising, interpersonal and organizational communication, media, identity, small group communication, student services, learning outcomes, assessment and marginalized student groups. 


Selected Publications

Tucker, M., Byrnes-Loinette, K., & Bodary, D. (2018). Articulating and utilizing communication student learning outcomes in community collegesCommunity College Journal of Research and Practice, 42(3), 218-221.

Tucker, M. (2015). Transitions and decisions: Academic advising behaviors of undergraduate transfer students. Doctoral Dissertation.

Courses Taught

COMM 100 Public Speaking
COMM 101 Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
COMM 201 Small Group Communication
COMM 300 Public Communication/Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 301 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
COMM 335 Organizational Communication
COMM 385 Communicating Identity (Special Topics)


Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies & English
Christopher Newport University  2007

Master of Arts  - Communication
George Mason University 2009

Doctor of Philosophy - Higher Education
George Mason University 2015