Judee Burgoon

Director of Research, Center for the Management of Information
Professor of Communication
Professor of Family Studies and Human Development

Areas of Expertise

  • Interpersonal adaptation
  • Expectancy violations
  • Interpersonal deception

Judee Burgoon is Professor of Communication, Family Studies and Human Development. She is the Director of Research for the Center for the Management of Information and Site Director for the NSF-sponsored Center for Identification Technology Research at the University of Arizona. She holds a doctorate from West Virginia University in communication and educational psychology. She has held positions previously at the University of Florida, Michigan State University, and Louis Harris and Associates (New York, NY) as well as visiting positions at Harvard University and University of Oklahoma.

Professor Burgoon has authored or edited 14 books and monographs and over 300 articles, chapters and reviews related to nonverbal and relational communication, interpersonal relationships, the impact of new communication technologies on human-human and human-computer interaction, research methods, and public opinion toward the media. Her research, which currently centers on deception, trust, interpersonal interaction, and new technologies, has been supported by extramural funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Center for Credibility Assessment, the National Institutes of Mental Health, Gannett Foundation, Gannett Co., Inc., and Associated Press Managing Editors, among others.

Her professional service includes election as Chair of the Nonverbal Communication Division of the International Communication Association, Editor of Communication Monographs, Chair of the National Communication Association Publications Board, and serving as a member of the editorial board of eleven different journals in communication, psychology, and close relationships. Among her research-related honors are NCA's Golden Anniversary Monographs Award, the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award for Scholarship of Lasting Impact, the Mark L. Knapp Interpersonal Communication Award, and selection as a Distinguished Scholar, NCA’s highest award for a lifetime of scholarly achievement. She was the youngest woman to be elected as a fellow of the International Communication Association and was awarded ICA's Steven B. Chaffee Career Productivity Award and the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award. A recent published survey identified her as the most prolific female scholar in the field of communication in the twentieth century.