Texas Tech University

Patrick C. Hughes

Vice Provost & Professor
Communication Studies

Email: patrick.hughes@ttu.edu

Phone: +1.806.834.1679

Research: Interpersonal communication   

Ph.D. University of Denver, 2000
M.S. Illinois State University, 1996

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Patrick C. Hughes

Biography

Patrick Hughes is Vice Provost for University Programs and Student Success and a Professor of Communication Studies. He is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy and he received the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Gender Equity Award in 2017 and received over 1.3 million dollars in research funding. He is a former department chair and associate dean for academic affairs. Patrick is published widely in communication and on growing interdisciplinary academic programs and strategically improving undergraduate and graduate education in Becoming Self-Directed Learners: Experience, Logic, Application, and Innovation (2017, Great River Learning, Dubuque, IA) and Perspectives in Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies (2015, Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, TX). Patrick holds degrees from Augustana College (B.A., 1994), Illinois State University (M.S., 1996), and the University of Denver (Ph.D., 2000).

Research

Communication in Personal Relationships, Communication Research, Learning Theory, Interdisciplinary Research

Methodologies

  • Thematic Analysis
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Survey

Research Areas

  • Interpersonal communication

Selected Publications

Yarbrough, J., & Hughes, P. C. (2017). Becoming self-directed learners:Experience, logic, application, and innovation.

Dubuque, IA: Great River Learning.

 

Hughes, P. C., Muñoz, J. S., & Tanner, M. (2015) (Eds.) Perspectives in interdisciplinary and integrative studies.

Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press.

 

Lambert-South, A. L., & Hughes, P. C. (2018). Development of a post-dissolution relationship communication scale. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2018.1466255

Leadership & Awards

Department Chair, Associate Dean, Associate Vice Provost, Vice Provost, Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award, and Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Gender Equity Award

Pending Research Awards

$5,000,000.00     (Co-Principal Investigator) Collaborative Research: Wind Energy Scholars Program

(WESP) – Leveraging the Nation's Higher Education Assets, National Science Foundation, submitted March 2018 (with Bayne, S., Dwyer, J., Gottlieb, J., McNaughtan, J., Moskal, B., Pattison, C., Swift, A., and Williams, B.)          

$1,131,649.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate: Diversifying West Texas Scientists, National Science Foundation, submitted March 2018 (with Canas, J.).     

Funded Research Awards

$186,070.00        (Co-Principal Investigator) Plains Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program, National Science Foundation, 2012/2013 (with Aguirre-Muñoz, Z., Muñoz, J., and Canas, J.).

$1,000,000.00     (Co-Principal Investigator) ARRA: Texas Workforce Commission, 2009. Project total: 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.).

$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           (Principal Investigator) AFA-NIET Scholar Series, Inaugural recipient, 2004. Project title: Family communication patterns and competitor satisfaction: A national survey of collegiate forensics (with Williams, D.).

$800.00             (Principal 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 (with Williams, D.).

$72,891.35         (Principal 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         (Principal 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           (Principal Investigator) Curriculum Diversity Grant, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2000. Project title: Assessing Dialogue on Controversial/Cultural Topics (with Collier, M.).

$3,000.00           (Principal Investigator) Curriculum Diversity Grant, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 1999. Project title: Assessing Dialogue on Controversial/Cultural Topics (with Collier, M.).

$400.00             (Principal Investigator) Cultural Cooperative Research Grant, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 1997. Project title: African American Education Project: An Analysis of Impressions about Community Education Initiatives.