Communication Studies Faculty


Dr. David K. Scott

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David K. Scott is a Professor of Communication and Media Studies. Dr. Scott received his doctoral degree in mass communication from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. He has published scholarly work in major peer reviewed journals including: Journal of Children and Media; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Southern Communication Journal; Communication Studies (2); Social Science Quarterly; and Communication Quarterly. He has received numerous awards for his research, teaching, and public service, including: Final five finalist for the "Rose B. Johnson" SCJ Article Award (2004); The Fred Tewell Outstanding College Communication Educator by the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association (2009); "Faculty of the Year" (Research) by Northeastern State University (1997); "Weiss Award" for Scholarly Achievement by the National Educational Debate Association (1998); Named as a charter NSU Centurion (2009) by the Northeastern State University Centennial Committee that recognized 100 faculty, staff or students who made an impact over the first 100 years (1909-2009) of NSU's history.

Dr. Elaina M. RossDr. Elaina M. Ross


Elaina M. Ross is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies as well as the Director of the Communication Master's Program. Dr. Ross received her Doctoral degree from the University of Kansas and her MA in Communication Studies from Northeastern State University. She teaches courses for the communication studies program that include Public Speaking, Interviewing, Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Romantic Relationships, Research Design, and Theories of Communication. Her research focuses on the intersection of interpersonal and organizational communication. Her overarching research question works to understand how people can fulfill both personal and professional roles successfully.