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 MediaJournalism & Mass Communication QuarterlySouthern 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.

Tricia S. Diaville


Tricia S. Diaville is an instructor of Communication Studies and the Director of the speech and debate team at Northeastern State University. Tricia Diaville received her masters degree in communication arts from Northeastern State University in 2017. Under her direction, the NSU speech and debate team has achieved sustained competitive success.

Dr. Sarah Turner McGowen


Sara Turner McGowen is an Assistant  Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern State University.Turner McGowen is ABD toward her doctoral degree in communication from the University of Missouri . Professor Turner McGowen has authored and presented scholarly research at various academic conferences including the Central States Communication Association. Her research interests include organizationaland political communication and she has published her academic work in the Journal of Radio & Audio Media and a chapter in the edited book Presidential Campaigning and Social Media.

Dr. Hsin-I Sydney Yueh


Hsin-I Sydney Yueh is Director of the Master’s Program of Communication Studies at Northeastern State University, where she is also an Associate Professor specializing in intercultural communication, minority studies, and language and social interaction. Dr. Yueh oversees graduate student applications and enrollment, advises students’ plans of study and thesis options, as well as manages graduate teaching assistantship. Dr. Yueh teaches many graduate and undergraduate courses, including Intercultural Communication, Communication Theory, and Persuasion. Dr. Yueh earned her Doctoral degree in Communication Studies at The University of Iowa, her Master’s degree in East Asian Studies at The University of Pittsburgh, and her B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University. She published a book and several peer-reviewed journal articles. Click her CV for more detailed information.