Meg H. L. Tucker

Meg H. L. Tucker

Meg H. L. Tucker

Associate Professor

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

Megan Tucker is an associate term professor for the Communication department. In the past, Megan served as the BA Program Director for the department from 2017-2020, and the Director of Academic Advising from 2020-2023. Previously, Megan has also worked full time in Washington D.C. at the National Communication Association on the student learning outcomes grant.  She has formerly worked as an adjunct professor of Communication at Johns Hopkins University, Northern Virginia Community College, and as an academic advisor at Marymount University.

Megan received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and English (Journalism) from Christopher Newport University. Her Master of Arts in Communication is from George Mason University. In 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 Foundations of Communication
COMM 201 Small Group Communication
COMM 300 Public Communication/Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
COMM 301 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication/ Relational Comm Theory
COMM 302 Media Theory
COMM 335 Organizational Communication
COMM 380 Media Criticism
COMM 385 Communicating Identity (Special Topics)
COMM 401 Interpersonal Communication in the Workplace


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

Recent Presentations

Tucker, M. (2020, February). "What if they are wrong?": Issues of trust in advising among undergraduate students. Panel presentation at the 2020 meeting of the Western States Communication Association Conference, Denver, CO.