Communication | Prof. Dr. Chris Pudlinski

Prof. Dr. Chris Pudlinski

Chris Pudlinski

Robert Vance Academic Center 3170100

Office Phone: 860-832-2701

Email Address:

Office hours this term:

  • Monday:  2:00PM – 3:00PM
  • Tuesday:  4:30PM – 5:30PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00AM – 12PM / 2:00 – 3:00PM

B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985

M.A. Pennsylvania State University, 1987

Ph.D. Temple University, 1998

Teaching Experience

Interpersonal Communication

Relational Communication

Nonverbal Communication

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving & Decision-Making

Public Speaking

Research Methods

Peer Leadership

Areas of Research Interests

Discourse Analysis

Applied Communication



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 am working on an online textbook, Interpersonal Communication in the Age of Social Media, to be published by Great River Learning in 2020.