• B.S., Northeast Missouri State 1990
  • M.A., University of Arizona 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona 1997
Areas of Interest

Social support in the parent-child relationship, especially during transition and adjustment to college. Conflict management in friend and family relationships.

Courses Taught
  • COMM 111: Intro to Communication Studies
  • COMM 152: Public Speaking
  • COMM 221: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 225: Small Group and Organizational Communication
  • COMM 311: Theories of Human Communication
  • COMM 353: Quantitative Research Methods
  • COMM 401: Junior Independent Study

Hammond, C., Mitchell, P., & Johnson, M. (2009). Academic preparation for cultural and linguistic diversity in speech language pathology. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, (36), 63-76.

Afifi, W., & Johnson, M. (2008). Tie-signs in a public setting: Relationship and sex differences. In L. K. Guerrero & M.L. Hecht (Eds.), The nonverbal communication reader 3rd edition, 209-216.

Miczo, N., Miczo, L., & Johnson, M. (2006). Parental support, perceived stress and illness-related variables among first-year college students. Journal of Family Communication, 6, 97-117.

Afifi, W., & Johnson, M. (2004) Coding tie signs. In V. Manusov (Ed.), Beyond words: A sourcebook of methods for measuring nonverbal cues. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Afifi, W. A., & Johnson, M. L. (1999). The use and interpretation of affection displays in public settings: Relationship and sex differences. Personal Relationships, 16, 9-38.

Burgoon, J.K., Johnson, M.L., & Koch, P.T. (1998). The nature and measurement of interpersonal dominance. Communication Monographs, 65, 308-335.

Morrill, C., Johnson, M., & Harrison, T. (1998). On voice and context in everyday legal discourse: The influence of gender and social ties. Law and Society Review, 32, 639-665.

Professional Affiliations
  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • Central States Communication Association
  • International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships
  • International Network on Personal Relationships
  • Co-advisor for Communication Club and Lambda Pi Eta