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Franklin J. Boster Ph.D.

Professor
Department(s)
Communication

Biography

Franklin J. Boster (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1978) is a professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University where he teaches class in social influence, methods, and statistics. He also holds appointments as Adjunct Professor at the Michigan State University College of Law, as a research fellow of the Trial Practice Institute at the Michigan State University College of Law, and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
2009 Faculty Impact Award from the College of Communication MSU 2005 B. Aubrey Fisher Award from International Communication Association 2003 Distinguish Professor Michigan State University 1998 John E. Hunter Meta-Analysis Award ICA 1989 Woolbert Award NCA 1981 Outstanding Achievement Award for Teaching from College of Public Programs Arizona State University

Courses
COM 325 COM 399 Communication and the Law COM 802 COM 860 COM 902 CAS 992 Diffusion

Key Research Interest
Social influence, group dynamics, and research methods

Favorite Quotation
There is no place for orthodoxies and heterodoxies in science. Nothing is more pernicious in science than attempts to establish adherence to doctrines. All that a teacher can do is to assist the student in learning to understand and use the scientific method. It is not his business to make disciples. -A.R. Radcliffe-Brown-

Work 404 Wilson, Department of Communication, MSU 567 East Lansing MI 48824 Other COM
Work Phone: (517) 355-1514 Work Fax: (517) 432-1192
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