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Tony Docan-Morgan

Bio

I am an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. My teaching and research span the topics of nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and public speaking. I created and direct the UW-L Public Speaking Center, which provides peer-to-peer consulting for students seeking assistance on oral presentations, and direct CST 110: Communicating Effectively, a general education course that enrolls approximately 1,200 students each semester. I serve on university committees that address academic standards and policies, technology, and recruitment and retention. My mission is to help students become effective communicators and support their success. 

Contact Information Education     

Tony Docan-Morgan, Ph.D.                                              A.A., Los Angeles Valley College
Communication Studies                                                  B.A., California State University, Northridge
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse M.A., University of New Mexico
4231 Centennial Hall                                                   Ph.D., University of Washington
La Crosse, WI 54601
Office: (608) 785-6722
Email: tdocan@uwlax.edu

Awards

2013: Most Outstanding Professor, UW-L's Residence Hall Association Council
2010: Faculty Recognition of Excellence Award for Research, College of Liberal Studies


Docan-Morgan, T. (2014). Mingling with students before class: What to ask. College Teaching, 62, 117.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2014). The career assignment: Helping students find their way. Journal of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 44, 83-86.

Manusov, V. L., Docan-Morgan, T., Harvey, J. (2014). Nonverbal firsts: When nonverbal cues are the impetus of relational and personal change in romantic relationships. In A. Kostic & D. Chadee (Eds.), Social psychology of nonverbal communication (pp. 153-172). Palgrave Macmillan.
Docan-Morgan, T., Huisman, D., Docan-Morgan, S. (2014). A “dynamic knot” of students: A classroom activity for teaching relational dialectics. Carolinas Communication Annual, 30, 102-106.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2014). The nonverbal communication course: Active engagement in the classroom and online. Syllabus, 3, 1-17.

Docan-Morgan, T., & Docan, C. A. (2014). Internet Infidelity Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi: 10.1037/t24758-000 

Docan-Morgan, T., Manusov, V. L., & Harvey, J. (2013). When a small thing means so much: Nonverbal cues as turning points in relationships. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 7, 110-124.
Docan-Morgan, T., & Schmidt, T. (2012). Reducing public speaking anxiety for native and non-native English speakers: The value of systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring, and skills training. Cross-Cultural Communication, 8(5), 16-19. 

Docan-Morgan, T. (2011). “Everything changed”: Relational turning point events in college teacher-student relationships from teachers’ perspectives. Communication Education, 60, 20-50.

Docan-Morgan, T. (2010). Mindmapping and beyond: Teaching students to select and narrow communication research topics. Journal of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 40, 145-151.

Docan-Morgan, T. (2010). "You're a grounded theorist for the day": Teaching students the grounded theory approach. Communication Teacher, 24, 203-207.
Docan-Morgan, S., & Docan-Morgan, T. (2010). Compassion, moderation, and humility in interpersonal relationships. In D. Newton, W. Fong, & N. Van Leuven (Eds.), Communications for everyday life (pp.89- 112). Toronto: Ginger Post Imprints.
Docan-Morgan, S., & Docan-Morgan, T. (2009). Compassion, moderation, and humility in interpersonal relationships. In N. Van Leuven & A. B. Chan (Eds.), The Dao of communication (pp. 97-121). Toronto: Ginger Post Imprints.
Docan-Morgan, T., & Manusov, V. (2009). Relational turning point events and their outcomes in college teacher-student relationships from students’ perspectives. Communication Education, 58, 155-188.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2009). A typology of relational turning point events in college teacher student relationships. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9, 82-97.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2009). “I now see how I can use these skills”: An applied project for the public speaking course. Communication Teacher, 23, 110-116.

Docan-Morgan, T., & McDermott, V. (2009). Becoming a better listener: The listening log project. Journal of Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 39, 93-99.
Docan-Morgan, T., & McDermott, V. (2009). The listening log assignment. In B. Hugenberg & L. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course 12 (pp. 175-182). Dubuque, IA: Great River Technologies.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2008). Review of Infidelity: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working with Couples in Crisis edited by Paul R. Peluso. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 13, 481-484.
Docan-Morgan, T., & Docan, C. A. (2007). Infidelity on the Internet: Double standards and the differing views of women and men. Communication Quarterly, 55, 317-342.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2007). Training law enforcement officers to detect deception: A critique of previous research and framework for the future. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 3, 143-171.
Docan-Morgan, T. (2007). Writing and communicating instructional objectives. In B. Hugenberg, L. Hugenberg, S. Morreale, D. Worley, & D. Worley (Eds.), Basic communication course best practices: A training manual for instructors (pp. 25-41). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.
Docan-Morgan, T., & Docan-Morgan, S. (2007). A transparency is worth a thousand words: The picture speech assignment. In B. Hugenberg & L. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course 11 (pp. 31-37). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

Docan, T. (2006). Positive and negative incentives in the classroom: An analysis of grading systems and student motivation. Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6,
 21-40.
Docan, T. (2006). Using Jenga® to teach system theory. Communication Teacher, 20,11-13.
Docan, T. (2004). A tale of two ideologies: Winona LaDuke’s Vice Presidential nomination acceptance speech. In S. Foss (Ed.), Rhetorical criticism: Exploration and practice (3rd ed.) (pp. 280-293). Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.