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Steve Duck

Daniel and Amy Starch Distinguished Research Chair
PhD, University of Sheffield, UK
164 English Philosophy Building
Curriculum Vitae:

Research Interests

social and personal relationship processes, Kelly's personal construct theory

Steve Duck's work centers on communication in relationship development and disintegration, and focuses particularly on everyday communication in the context of personal relationships, especially variation in experience and communication during the day. He has edited or written 50 books and was founder and first editor of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. His work generally seeks to relate the rhetoric of everyday talk to interpersonal relationship processes. He won the University of Iowa's first Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award in 2001. In 2004 he won the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from NCA, which "recognizes NCA members who have demonstrated dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, acceptance of diversity, and forthrightness." In 2010 he was awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Helen Nelson Kechriotis Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award and was also appointed National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar.

His most recent books are written with David T McMahan: Communication in Everyday Life, Third Edition, SAG 2017:  and Communication in Everyday Life: The Basic Course Edition With Public Speaking, Second Edition, SAG 2017:

He is a former CLAS Dean's Administrative Fellow and is now serving as Chair of the Department of Rhetoric.