Dr. Erin C. Wehrman


Department

Communication

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Communication
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

Dr. Erin Wehrman is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication. Her research focuses on interpersonal and family communication during periods of stress or crisis. In particular, Dr. Wehrman examines how relational partners cope and manage identity within a variety of contexts including grief, military service, and chronic illness. She has published research in academic journals such as Death Studies, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Family Communication and Qualitative Health Research. Additionally, Dr. Wehrman is also active in the application of research by presenting workshops and seminars on interpersonal communication topics for local and state organizations, often in connection with the Center for Dispute Resolution.


Details

Education

  • PhD, Interpersonal Communication, 2018, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA, Communication, 2012, Missouri State University
  • Graduate Certificate, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, 2012, Missouri State University
  • BA, Communication, Professional Writing, 2009, Missouri State University

Teaching

  • COM 205 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Skills
  • COM 210 Introduction to Communication Research Methods
  • COM 390 Aging and Communication
  • COM 405 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 506/607 Family Communication
  • COM 511/611 Conflict and Communication
  • COM 521/621 Communication, Mediation, and Negotiation
  • COM 597/698 Studies in Communication Theory and Practice
  • COM 724 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 796 Independent Study

Awards and honors

  • Summer Faculty Fellowship Grant, Missouri State University, 2019
  • Certified Distance Educator Award, Missouri State University, 2018 and 2019
  • Department of Communication Summer Dissertation Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • Jesse Delia Award for Outstanding Article, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • Dissertation Research Grant, Graduate College Small Dissertation Research Grants Program for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Marion Morse Wood Fellowship in Interpersonal Communication (for excellence in interpersonal communication), Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Ruth Anne Clark Award, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • Jesse Delia Award for Outstanding Article, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
  • List of teachers ranked as excellent by their students, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012–2016
  • Elizabeth Young Winter Fellowship, Department of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • Special Distinction in Communication, Honors College, Missouri State University, 2009
  • Holt V. Spicer Scholarship, Department of Communication, Missouri State University, 2008