Deviant Communication in Teacher-Student Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Deviant Communication in Teacher-Student Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Eletra Gilchrist-Petty (The University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA)
Release Date: September, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 133
ISBN13: 9781522527794|ISBN10: 1522527796|EISBN13: 9781522527800|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2779-4


Instructional communication is a pivotal concept in the relationship between an educator and a student. However, if not carried out properly, a variety of deviant behaviors can occur and disrupt the learning process.

Deviant Communication in Teacher-Student Interactions: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an informative reference source for the latest scholarly perspectives on the negative aspects of communication pedagogy in contemporary educational environments. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as complaints, entitlement, and technological considerations, this book is ideally designed for teachers, graduate students, academics, professionals, and practitioners interested in the impacts and causes of deviant behavior in teacher-student communications.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Complaints
  • Educational Implications
  • Student Entitlement
  • Teacher Communication
  • Technological Considerations

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Eletra S. Gilchrist-Petty (Ph.D., The University of Memphis) is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts at The University of Alabama Huntsville. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from The University of Alabama and her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Memphis. Gilchrist-Petty is a former Interim Chair of the Communication Arts Department at The University of Alabama Huntsville. Her programs of research focus on instructional communication, interpersonal communication, and African American communication from both the quantitative and qualitative perspectives. Gilchrist-Petty is the co-editor of Contexts of the Dark Side of Communication, published in 2016 by Peter Lang. Her premier edited text is Experiences of Single African-American Women Professors: With this Ph.D., I thee Wed, which was published in 2011 by Lexington Books. She has also published in many leading scholarly outlets, including Review of Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Communication Reports, Journal of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), NIDA Journal of Language and Communication, Communication Teacher, Southern Communication Journal, and The Northwest Journal of Communication. Gilchrist-Petty has authored a number of book chapters and presented scholarly research at many academic conferences spanning the international, state, regional, and local levels. Additionally, Gilchrist-Petty has held several offices with the National Communication Association (NCA), including chair of the African American Communication and Culture Division (AACCD), Legislative Assembly, Nominating Committee, and Affirmative Action and Intercaucus Committee. Gilchrist-Petty is the 2012 winner of the Top Research Journal article presented by the AACCD of NCA, and she received the 2012-2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award presented by the University of Alabama in Huntsville’s Minority Graduate Student Association. She also serves as a motivational speaker and organizational trainer/consultant. Gilchrist-Petty was previously employed as an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University and teaches a mix of communication classes, including Instructional Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Communication, Research Methods, Public Speaking, Media Writing, Small Group Communication, Persuasion, Senior Seminar, African American Communication, and Intercultural Communication.