Eastern Michigan University
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Tsai-Shan (Sam) Shen

Professor of Communication

Tsai-Shan (Sam) Shen 607E Pray-Harrold




  • 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

Interpersonal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Relational Communication, Conflict Management, and Communication Research




Dr. Shen started teaching at Eastern Michigan University in 2006.  His research interests include impression management, relational initiation and maintenance, emotions and communication, conflict management, and nonverbal communication.  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.