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Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas
Chad Edwards is an Associate Professor of Communication in the School of Communication at Western Michigan University. Previously, he was a Hartel Fellow at Marietta College. Chad’s research interests include communication in the teacher-student relationship, new-media and student communication, and transformative communication practices. Recent publications include articles in Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Basic Communication Course Annual, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, and others. Chad is a co-author on the textbook, "Life in the Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging" by Sage (2013). He serves on numerous editorial boards, has held offices at both national and regional communication conferences, and is currently the 1st Vice-President of the Central States Communication Association. In 2009, Chad received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Western Michigan University (the highest teaching honor at WMU), and has also received teaching awards from the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University, University of Kansas, and Texas Tech University. Additionally, Chad has received several top paper awards for his research.