Independent Minds, Working Together
Michelle L. Johnson

Michelle L. Johnson

Associate Professor

Department/Affiliation: Communication
Phone: 330-263-2058
Office Address: 114 Wishart


  • B.S., Northeast Missouri State 1990
  • M.A., University of Arizona 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Arizona 1997

Courses Taught

  • COMM 111: Intro to Communication Studies
  • COMM 401: Junior Independent Study

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships
  • International Network on Personal Relationships
  • Advisor for Wooster's Communication Club and Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society


  • "Personal Relationships, Law and Society Review" (co-authored essay)
  • "Communication Monographs" (co-authored essay)

Research Interests

Friendship and family relations, particularly in how people use communication to solicit social support from others and to deal with conflict.