Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, identity, small group communication, social and digital media
Megan Tucker is an assistant term professor and the Director of Academic Advising for the Communication department. In the past, Megan served as the BA Program Director for the department from 2017-2020. Previously, Megan has also worked full time in Washington DC 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.
Tucker, M., Byrnes-Loinette, K., & Bodary, D. (2018). Articulating and utilizing communication student learning outcomes in community colleges. Community 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.
COMM 100 Public Speaking
COMM 101 Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
COMM 201 Small Group Communication
COMM 300 Public Communication/Rhetorical Theory & Criticism
COMM 301 Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
COMM 335 Organizational Communication
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
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.