Mike Allen

Professor and Department Chair
 Merrill Hall 251


PhD, Michigan State University, 1987
MA, University of Wyoming, 1983
BA, Lewis and Clark College, 1981

Research Interests

Social influence in personal, relational, organizational, media, and public contexts

Teaching Interests

Research methods, nonverbal communication, sexuality, persuasion, and argumentation

Courses Taught

Argumentation, Sexuality, Meta-Analysis, Quantitative Research Methods, ANOVA and Multiple Regression, Public Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Communication in a World of AIDS, Philosophy of Applied Communication, Persuasion, Family Communication, Conflict, Organizational Communication

Other Professional Activities

2011 Central States Communication Association Federation Research Prize
Former Editor of Communication Monographs, Communication Studies
Ranked in the top 25 of active research career scholars based on number of published works
Top Paper, Peace and Conflict Studies Division, National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010
Top Three Paper, Argumentation and Forensics Division, National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco, 2010

Recent Publications

LeFebvre, Allen, M. R., & Yilmaz, M. R. (2019, September). Argumentative communication in cooperative learning groups: Members’ use of evidence and non-evidence. Communication Teacher.
willes, Motel, & Allen, M. R. (2019, September). No matter what: A qualitative analysis of how LGBTQ families and allies define family through an interactive art project. Journal of Family Communication.
LeFebvre, Allen, M. R., Rasner, Garstad, Wilms, & Parrish (2019, August). Ghosting in emerging adults’ romantic relationships: The digital dissolution disappearance strategy. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice, 39, 1-26.
Supulveda, S., & Allen, M. R., eds. (2019, August). Business and Professional Communication. , 220. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.
Allen, M. R., Omori, K., Cole, A., & Burrell, N. A. (2019, June). Distance Learning and Student Satisfaction. M. Moore and W. Diehl (Ed.). Handbook of Distance Education (4th ed.), 4th, 122-132. New York, New York: Rutledge.
Kim, S., Allen, M. R., & Preiss, R. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Meta-analysis of the curvilinear relationship between rate of delivery and message persuasiveness. Communication, Society & Media, 2, 1-14.
Allen, M. R., & Dilbeck, K. (2018, December). Meta-Analysis. International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, 128-131.
Emmers-Sommer, T., Allen, M. R., Schenbauer, K., Wilms, A., & Parrish, C. (2018, November). Implications of sex guilt: A meta-analysis. Marriage and Family Reviews, 35, 417-437.
Rasmussen, T., & Allen, M. R. (2018, August). Business and Professional Communication. 3rd, 288.