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Mark T. Morman, Ph.D.

Mark T. Morman, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark T. Morman is Director of Graduate Studies and Professor in the Department of Communication at Baylor. An expert on interpersonal relationships, he studies communication, closeness and intimacy within friendship and family relationships. His two primary lines of research focus on the negotiation of closeness in the same-sex friendships of men and within the father/son and father/daughter relationship. He is especially interested in understanding how men make sense of intimacy and closeness in their most significant relationships.

Before joining the Baylor faculty in 1998, Morman earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Southern Utah University and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He has served in a number of national leadership positions within the discipline of communication, including serving as chair of the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association followed by a term as chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division. He has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly communication journals, including Communication Monographs and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

To interview Dr. Morman, contact Terry Goodrich, 254-710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.