Communication | Prof. Dr. Chris Pudlinski

Prof. Dr. Chris Pudlinski

Chris Pudlinski

Department Chair

Robert Vance Academic Center 3170100

Office Phone: 860-832-2701

Email Address:

Office Hours:

  • Monday 11:30AM – 1:00PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30AM – 1:00PM
  • No Walk-Ins. By appointment only!
  • To schedule an appointment, please email
  • B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985
  • M.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1987
  • Ph.D. Temple University, 1998
Teaching Experience
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Rhetoric
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving & Decision-Making
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Speaking
  • Business and Professional Speaking
  • Mass Media
  • Communication Theory
Areas of Research Interests
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Applied Communication
  • Ethnography


My area of research interest is conversation analysis with a focus on the practice of peer social support. I have published articles and book chapters on advice giving, empathy and sympathy, encouragement and empowerment in a peer support setting. I have also published articles on consumer-run warm lines and peer leader programs. I currently advise our undergraduate Communication honors society, Lambda Pi Eta, which has yearly inductions in the Spring, and also oversee our mentor program, which connects students to working professionals. I want to encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions about our undergraduate majors or graduate programs.