Communication | Dr. C. Benjamin Tyson

Dr. C. Benjamin Tyson


Robert Vance Academic Center 3170300

(860) 832 2699

Office Hours:

  • Tuesday:  10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:45  – 11:45 AM / 3:30 – 5:30 PM


  • B.S. University Delaware, Plant Science, 1979
  • M.S. University of Arizona, Extension Education, 1986
  • M.A. University of Connecticut, Communication Sciences, 1994
  • Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Marketing Communication, 1996

Teaching Experience

  • Group/Team Communication
  • Public Relations (Principles, Strategies and Techniques)
  • Communication and Social Influences
  • Environmental Communication
  • Extension Education (principles and Practices)
  • Research Methods

Areas of Research Interests

  • Environmental Communication
  • Communication Campaigns
  • Public Relations
  • Research Methods


Dr. Tyson has over 30 years academic and applied experience planning, implementing and evaluating education and communication programs/projects. Much of his work deals with agriculture and environmental issues. He is Professor in the Department of Communication at Central Connecticut State University where he teaches courses in strategic public communication, persuasion/social influence, public relations, environmental communication, group/team communication, and research methods.  From 1998-2003 he was Director of Central Connecticut State University’s Center for Social Research. He has worked both multi-year and short-term assignments in the east and southern Africa, the West Indies, and New Zealand. He has extensive survey and experimental research experience, program evaluation experience, and advanced qualitative/quantitative analysis skills and has published over 25 books, book chapters and journal articles.