Rubin, Rebecca B. 1948-

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Rubin, Rebecca B. 1948-


Born December 11, 1948, in York, PA; daughter of Byron (a furniture manufacturer) and Sybilla (a self-employed sales person) Boring; married Alan Marc Rubin (a college professor), 1974. Education: Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1970, M.A., 1971; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D., 1975. Politics: "Democratic." Hobbies and other interests: Golf, water aerobics, reading.


Home—Sedona, AZ. E-mail—[email protected].


Messiah College, Grantham, PA, instructor in speech, 1971-72; Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, part-time instructor in speech and public relations, 1975-76; University of North Carolina at Greensboro, instructor in communications, 1976-77; University of Wisconsin—Parkside, Kenosha, assistant professor of communications, 1977-81; Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, visiting assistant professor of communications, 1981-82; Kent State University, Kent, OH, associate professor, 1982-88, professor of communication studies, 1988-2004, professor emeritus, 2004—, director of Communication Research Center, 1983-88, 1992-98. Guest lecturer at several other institutions, including Kyung Hee University, Albion College, University of Nijmegen, University of Fribourg, University of Salzburg, University of Bremen, University of Lund, and University of Stockholm; conference and workshop participant.


International Communication Association, National (Speech) Communication Association (member of legislative council, 1986; vice chair of instructional development division, 1986), Phi Beta Delta.


Distinguished Teaching Award, Speech Communication Association of Ohio, 2000.


(Editor and contributor) Improving Speaking and Listening Skills, Jossey-Bass (San Francisco, CA), 1983.

(With husband, Alan Rubin, and Linda Piele) Communication Research: Strategies and Sources, Wadsworth (Belmont, CA), 1986, 6th edition, 2005.

(With R.A. Nevins) The Road Trip: An Interpersonal Adventure, Waveland Press (Prospect Heights, IL), 1988.

(Editor, with P. Palmgreen and H. Sypher, and contributor) Communication Research Measures: A Sourcebook, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 1994.

(Editor, with S. Morreale and E. Jones) Speaking and Listening Competencies for College Students, National Communication Association (Annandale, VA), 1998.

(Editor, with Alan Rubin and others) Communication Research Measures, Volume 2, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 2007.

Also author of manuals, monographs, and tests. Contributor to books, including Communication and Personality: Trait Perspectives, edited by J.C. McCroskey, J.A. Daly, and others, Hampton Press (Cresskill, NJ), 1998; Teaching Communication: Methods, Research, and Theory, 2nd edition, edited by J.A. Daly, G. Friedrich, and A. Vangelisti, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1999; Leadership in Times of Change: Handbook for Communication and Media Administrators, edited by W.G. Christ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 1999; Attribution, Communication Behavior, and Close Relationships, edited by V. Manusov and J.H. Harvey, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2001; and Assessing Media Education: A Resource Handbook for Educators and Administrators, edited by W.G. Christ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Mahwah, NJ), 2005. Contributor to academic journals, including Communication Quarterly, Psychological Reports, Communication Education, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Communicative Disorders, Human Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Journalism Quarterly, and Communication Research.

Area editor, International Encyclopedia of Communication, Blackwell Publishing (Boston, MA), 2005—. Speech Communication Association, member of editorial board for "Publication Series in Education and Instructional Development," 1989-96; Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, advisory editor for interpersonal communication, 1998—; member of editorial board, Communication Education, 1983-90, 1993-96, 1998-2004, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 1985-89, Communication Research Reports, 1989-95, Communication Quarterly, 1990-2001, 2004-06, Communication Reports, 1991-92, ACA Bulletin, 1991-92, Communication Studies, 1991-96, Communication Monographs, 1992-95, Journal of the International Listening Association, 1995-99, and Journal of Communication, 1996-2006.