Glen Stamp
Glen Stamp
Department Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Professor in Communication Studies
Curriculum Vitae


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About Glen Stamp

Glen Stamp has taught at Ball State University since 1991, the same year he received his doctorate from the University of Texas, and has served as the Chair of the Department of Communication Studies since 2003. His teaching and research interests are interpersonal communication, family communication, and qualitative methodologies. His research on topics such as the transition to parenthood, defensive communication, and communication in abusive relationships has appeared in a number of journals, including Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Quarterly. His most recent research interests include topics such as mansplaining, sexting, and family cosplay at ComicCon. In his spare time, he takes care of his Golden Retriever Gordy, and his 25 year old turtle, Sebastina. He also enjoys situation comedies, reading mysteries, and rooting unfailingly (and typically unsuccessfully) for all Cleveland sports teams.


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

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Qualitative Methodologies


COMM 601 Introduction to Communication Studies
COMM 605 Qualitative Methods
COMM 635 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 640 Interpersonal Communication in Contexts
COMM 660 Communication Theory


  • Chair, Department of Communication Studies, 2003-present
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Communication Studies, 1995-2017

Selected Publications

  • Shue, C. K., O’Hara, L. S., & Stamp, G. H. (in press). Fifty-years of theory-driven research in HCR: Prominence, progress, and opportunities. Human Communication Research.
  • Shue, C. K. & Stamp, G. H. (2023). Communication as transition. In J. Manning, K. Denker, & J. Allen (Eds.), Family communication as . . . metaphors for family communication. New York: Wiley.
  • Shue, C. K. & Stamp, G. H. (2022). Ten years of family communication research: Theories, research perspectives, and trends. In A. L. Vangelisti (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of family communication, (3rd ed., pp. 11-24). New York: Routledge.
  • O’Hara, L. & Stamp, G. H. (2020). Dialectical tensions. In J. Ponzetti (Ed.), Macmillan encyclopedia of families, marriages, and intimate relationships. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan.
  • Shue, C. K. & Stamp, G. H. (2019). Measurement in interpersonal communication. In E. E. Graham & J. P. Mazer (Eds.), Communication research methods III: A Sourcebook. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Conner, B., Shue, C., McCauliff, K., & Stamp, G. (2018). Explaining mansplaining. Women & Language.
  • Jenkins, E. & Stamp, G. H. (2018). Sexting in the public domain: Competing discourses in online news article comments involving teenage sexting. Journal of Children and Media.
  • Stamp, G. H., & Shue, C. K. (2017). Interpersonal communication research. In M. Allen (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.