Eastern Michigan University
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Tsai-Shan (Sam) Shen

Associate Professor of Communication

Tsai-Shan (Sam) Shen 713-N Pray-Harrold

734-487-0388

tshen@emich.edu

Degrees

  • PhD - Arizona State University, 2008
  • MS - University of Colorado at Denver, 1999
  • BS - Soochow University, Taiwan, 1993

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • International Association for Relationship Research
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association

Representative Courses Taught

  • CTAC 227 -Interpersonal Communication
  • CTAC 226 - Nonverbal Communication
  • CTAC 274 - Intercultural Communication
  • CTAC 475W - Research in Speech Communication

Advising

Communication

Biography

Dr. Shen started teaching at Eastern Michigan University in 2006. He adds the perspective of a quantitative researcher to the department. His research is consistent with his training as a quantitative, experimental, researcher. He has extensive experience with both univariate and multivariate statistical methods. Dr. Shen enjoys teaching as well. He deems classroom interactions as essential to promote his life. It is the communication with students and other faculty members that keeps him warm on the snowy days.

Research interests include face management, relational initiation and maintenance, emotions and communication, conflict management, and nonverbal communication. 

The Department of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344