Jennifer L. Knapp

Area of expertise: 
Topic description: 
  • Communication traits and personality traits; relationship initiation, maintenance, and termination; nonverbal communication (body language, vocal characteristics, physical appearance, etc.)
  • Verbal and nonverbal instructor behaviors that increase student learning, motivation, and satisfaction. Instructor-student relationship as a type of interpersonal relationship.

Doctorate: Ed.D. in educational psychology, West Virginia University
Master's: M.A. in communication studies, West Virginia University
Bachelor's: B.A. in communication studies, Canisius College

Academic interests: interpersonal, instructional, organization, gender and nonverbal communication; research methodology; persuasion, communication theory and personality trait research