Glen Stamp

Chairperson of the Department of Communication Studies and Professor of Communication Studies

LB 351   Phone: 765-285-1882  

Communication Studies
David Letterman Communication and Media Building, room 351
2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306


B.A., Cleveland State University
M.A., The University of South Florida
Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin


COMM 240 Introduction to Human Communication
COMM 360 Communication Theory
COMM 370 Nonverbal Communication
COMM 440 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 601 Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 610 Studies in Persuasion
COMM 635 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 640 Interpersonal Communication in Contexts
COMM 660 Communication Theory

Research interests include:

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Selected publications:

Socha, T. J. & Stamp, G. H. (2009). Parents and children communicating with society: Managing relationships outside the home. Socha, T. J. & Stamp, G. H. (Eds.). New York: Routledge.

Stamp, G. H. (2009). Ethical issues in relationship research. In H. Reis & S. Sprechter (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 539-540). Sage Publications.

Becker, J. A. H., Ellevold, B., & Stamp, G. H. (2008). The creation of defensiveness in social interaction II: A model of defensive communication among romantic couples. Communication Monographs, 75, 1, 86-110.

Becker, J. A. H. & Stamp, G. H. (2005). Impression management in chat rooms: A grounded theory model. Communication Studies, 56, 243-260.

Stamp, G, H. (2004). Theories of family relationships and a family relationships theoretical model. In A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.), The handbook of family communication (pp. 1-30). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Vaughn, M., & Stamp, G. H. (2003). The Empowerment dilemma: The dialectic of emancipation and control in staff/client interaction at shelters for battered women. Communication Studies, 54, 154-168.

Stamp, G. H. (2003). The transition to parenthood. In J. J. Ponzetti (Ed.), International encyclopedia of marriage and family relationships (2nd ed., pp. 1654-1660). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA.

Stamp, G. H. (1999). A qualitatively constructed interpersonal communication model: A grounded theory analysis. Human Communication Research, 25, 531-547.

Stamp, G. H., & Sabourin, T. (1995). Accounting for violence: An analysis of male spousal abuse narratives. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 23, 284-307.

Sabourin, T. C., & Stamp, G. H. (1995). Communication and the experience of dialectical tensions in family life: An examination of abusive and non-abusive families. Communication Monographs, 62, 213-242.

Parents, Children, and Communication: Frontiers of Theory and Research. (1995). Socha, T., & Stamp, G. (Eds.). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.


  • Chair, Department of Communication Studies, 2003-present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Speech Communication, 1996-present
  • Member of University Senate, 2007-present.
  • Member of Faculty Counsil, 2007-present.
  • Member of CCIM Dean Search Committee, 2003-2005.
  • Member of University Provost Search Committee, 2001-2002.
  • Communication Monographs, Editorial Board, 2006-present.
  • Journal of Family Communication, Editorial Board, 2001-2004.
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board, 2001-2004.
  • Southern Communication Journal, Editorial Board, 2000-2002.