Dr. Hughes serves as Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods and interpersonal communication.
Dr. Hughes has served as a communication consultant to Psychology Today, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Hughes has served on 59 graduate committees, authored and co-authored 30 refereed publications, served on proposals totaling $2.7 million.
At Texas Tech University, Dr. Hughes has served as department chair and associate dean prior to his current position. Patrick’s research interests include research methods, interdisciplinary and integrative studies, and conflict in interpersonal and family communication.
He has received several teaching awards including the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award (2007) at Texas Tech University. Hughes received a B.A. (1994) from Augustana College and M.S. (1996) from Illinois State University, and a Ph.D. (2000) from The University of Denver.
Funded Research ($2,780,541.75)
$1,650,000.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, National Science Foundation, 2012/2013 (with Aguirre-Muñoz, Canas, J.Z., and Munoz, J.).
$1,000,000.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) ARRA: Texas Workforce Commission, 2009. Project: Texas
Wind Energy Institute; Curriculum and Degree Program Development
(with Baker, M., and Swift, A.).
$15,000.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) National Institutes of Health, Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center EXPORT Grant, 2007. Project title: Improving the quality of end-of-life care within the West Texas Hispanic population (with Scholl, J. and Heuman, A.).
$5,727.40 (Co-Principal Investigator) Rural Tourism Research Grant, 2005. Project title: Development of rural tourism in West Texas (with Adams, C.).
$2,500.00 (Principle Investigator) AFA-NIET Scholar Series, Inaugural recipient, 2004. Project title: Family communication patterns and competitor satisfaction: A national survey of collegiate forensics.
$800.00 (Principle Investigator) Texas Tech University Research Enhancement Fund, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003. Project title: Family communication patterns and competitor satisfaction: A national survey of collegiate forensics.
$72,891.35 (Principle Investigator) Texas Education Agency Grant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2002. Project title: Error Identification in Elementary and High School Social Science Textbooks.
$4,161.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center Faculty Incentive Grant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2002. Project title: Strengthening Qualitative Social Research in Communication Studies (with Gring, M).
$23,062.00 (Principle Investigator) Texas Education Agency Grant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2001. Project title: Error Verification in Elementary and High School Communication and Speech Textbooks.
$3,000.00 (Principle Investigator) Curriculum Diversity Grant, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2000. Project title: Assessing Dialogue on Controversial/Cultural Topics.
$3,000.00 (Principle Investigator) Curriculum Diversity Grant, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1999. Project title: Assessing Dialogue on Controversial/Cultural Topics.
$400.00 (Principle Investigator) Cultural Cooperative Research Grant, Bradley University, Peoria,
Illinois, 1997. Project title: African American Education Project: An Analysis of
Impressions About Community Education Initiatives.
Dickson, F. C., & Hughes, P. C. (in press). Aging Families and Family Communication. In L. H. Turner & R. West (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Family Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Hughes, P. C. , Olaniran, B., & Baldwin, J. R. (2011). The influence of racial and religious identities in interfaith-interracial marriages. In S. Marrow & D. Leoutsakas (Eds.), More than Blood: Today's Reality and Tomorrow's Vision of Family. Kendall Hunt, MA.
Scholl, J. C., Brown, J., & Hughes, P. C. (2010). Expression of patients’ and providers’ cultural identities during the medical interview. Qualitative Health Journal, 21, 1022-1032.
Lambert, A. L., & Hughes, P. C. (2010). The influence of goodwill, secure attachment, and positively-toned disengagement strategy on reports of communication satisfaction in non-marital post-dissolution relationships. Communication Research Reports, 27, 171-183.
Hughes, P. C., Heuman, A., & Williams, D. E. (2009). Using viewpoints to promote dialogue about intercultural communication. Teaching Ideas for the Basic Course, 22, 1-5.
Ninov, I., Adams C., Hughes P. C., & Dodd, T. (2008). Residents’ support for rural tourism: An exchange and convergence model (pp. 387-394). In E. Christou, & M. Sigala (Eds.), The Proceedings of CHRIE International. Atlanta, GA: Hospitality and Tourism Educators.
Arif, A.A., Hughes, P.C., & Delclos, G.L. (2008). Occupational exposures among domestic and industrial cleaners. Occupational Medicine, 58(7), 458-463.
Arif, A.A., Hughes, P.C., & Delclos, G.L. (2007). Occupational asthmagens among domestic and industrial cleaners: A qualitative study. Annals of Epidemiology, 17, 723.
Hughes, P. C., & Stow, C. A. (2007). A descriptive study of emergent family conflict roles. In L. B. Arnold (Ed.), Family Communication: Theory and Research. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Hughes, P. C., Gring, M., & Williams, D. E. (2007). Incorporating family into the forensic organizational structure. National Forensic Journal, 7, 7-16.
Hughes, P. C., & Heuman, A. (2006). The communication of solidarity in friendships among African American women. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 7, 33-41.
Williams, D. E., & Hughes, P. C. (2006). Family communication patterns and competitor satisfaction: A national survey of collegiate forensics participants. Argumentation and Advocacy, 42, 19-25.
Hughes, P. C., & Dickson, F. C. (2006). The relational dynamics of interfaith marriages. In L. Turner & R. West (Eds.), Family communication: A reference of theory and research (pp. 373-388). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Williams, D. E. & Hughes, P. C. (2005). Nonverbal communication in Italy: An analysis of interpersonal touch, body position, eye contact, and seating behaviors. North Dakota Journal of Speech and Theatre, 18, 17-24.
Hughes, P. C., Scholl, J. C., & Walker, K. L. (2005). The influence of expectations for health-related talk on reports of marital satisfaction. Communication Research Reports, 22, 167-173.
Dickson, F. C., Hughes, P. C., & Walker, K. L. (2005). An exploratory look at dating in later-life. Western Journal of Communication, 69, 67-82.
Hughes, P. C., & Dickson, F. C. (2005). Communication, marital satisfaction, and religious orientation in interfaith marriages. Journal of Family Communication, 5, 25-41.
Hughes, P. C. (2004). The influence of religious orientation on communication during conflict in interfaith marriages. Journal of Communication and Religion, 27, 245-267.
Williams, D., & Hughes, P. C. (2003). Recruiting students in intercollegiate debate: Results of a national survey. Contemporary Argumentation and Debate, 24, 1-15.
Williams, D. E., & Hughes, P. C. (2003). The forensics family: A call for further study. The Forensic, 88, 29-36.
Hughes, P. C., & Greene, R. (2003). Interfaith couples and communication about religious issues. Journal of the National Council on Family Relations, 48, 16-17.
Kapoor, S., Hughes, P. C., Baldwin, J. R., & Blue, J. (2003). The relationship of individualism-collectivism and self-construals to communication styles in India and the United States International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 27, 683-700.
Hughes, P. C. (2003). The revival, the reunion, and a ‘round filly: A conversation analysis of authorship and animator functions in naturally occurring talk. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 28, 19-24.
Hughes, P. C., & Baldwin, J. R. (2002). Black, white, and shades of gray: Communication predictors of stereotypic impressions. Southern Communication Journal, 68, 40-56.
Hughes, P. C., & Baldwin, J. R. (2002). Communication and stereotypical impressions. Howard Journal of Communications, 13, 113-128.
Dickson, F. C., Hughes, P. C., Manning, L., Walker, K., Bollis-Pecci, T., & Gratson, S. Conflict in later-life, enduring, satisfied marriages. (2002). Southern Communication Journal, 67, 110-121.
Hughes, P. C. (2000). Signs of life in the U.S.A: Readings on popular culture for writers [Review of the book Signs of life in the U.S.A: Readings on popular culture for writers]. Communication Booknotes Quarterly, 31, 100.
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