Texas Tech University

Patrick C. Hughes, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Provost
Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs
Named Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate in 2010, Dr. Hughes brings breadth and depth to his work, with experiences that include Associate Dean, Department Chair, and Associate Professor, at institutions from Texas Tech to Colorado to Illinois.
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Education, Faculty Appointments, Teaching Experience

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Human Communication Research, University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, 2000
  • Master of Science, Communication Research, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1996
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1994

Undergraduate Courses

  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Communication and Gender
  • Communication in Personal Relationships
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Theory
  • Conflict in Personal Relationships
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Oral Communication Processes
  • Persuasion and Social Movements
  • Small Group Communication

Graduate Courses

  • Communication in Personal Relationships
  • Communication Theory
  • Family Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Grants & Awards

Pending ($500,000.00)

$500,000.00 (Co-Principal Investigator) Capacity Building Grants for Non Land Grant Colleges of Agriculture (NLGCA) Program, USDA, 2013 (with Baker, M.).

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, Z., Muñoz, J., and Cañas, 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.).

$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. 

Federal Grant Review

Grant Reviewer, Department of Health and Human Services, Compassion Capital Fund Targeted Capacity Building Program, Marriage Enrichment, Washington, D. C., 2004, 2005, 2006.

Grant Reviewer, Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention Initiative, Washington, D. C., 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011.

Referreed and Competitively Selected Publications and Presentations

Publications

Dickson, F. C. & Hughes, P. C. (in press). The socially and sexually active later- life family member. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.) The Handbook of Life Span Communication. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.

Dickson, F. C., & Hughes, P. C. (2014). Aging families and family communication. In L. H. Turner & R. West (Eds.) (pp. 264-277), The Sage Handbook of Family Communication. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Hughes, P. C., Pantoya, M., & Hughes, J. S. (2013). A case study in active learning: Teaching undergraduate research in an Engineering classroom Setting. Engineering Education, 8(2), 54-64.

Hughes, P. C., Baldwin, J. R., & Olaniran, B. A. (2013). 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.

Manuscripts in Review

P. C. Hughes, J. S. Muñoz, & Tanner, M. (Eds.) Beyond Interdisciplinary: A Handbook of Integrative Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press.

Hughes, P. C., Muñoz, J. S., & Tanner, M. The Academy's Integrative Turn—the Future of Research, Teaching, and Learning. In P. C. Hughes, J. S. Muñoz, & M. Tanner. (Eds.) Beyond Interdisciplinary: A Handbook of Integrative Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Learning. Lubbock, TX: Texas Tech University Press.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Lambert, A., & Hughes, P. C. (April, 2013). Development and Validation of the Post-Dissolution Relational Communication Index.

Hughes, P. C., & Scholl, J. C., & Warren, H. Emerging Adults Adult Attachment Styles, Perceptions of Communication Satisfaction, Parental Knowledge and Parental Prevention Strategies Effects on Emerging Adults Alcohol Use.

Hughes, P.C., Pyle, C., Scholl, J. S. A contextual model for analyzing anxiety during selection interviews.

Conference Papers and Presentations

Lambert, A., & Hughes, P. C. (April, 2013). Development and Validation of the Post-Dissolution Relational Communication Index. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central State Communication Associate Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Scholl, J. C., & Hughes, P. C. (October, 2011). Relational and Instrumental Patient-centeredness among Hispanic Families who Utilize End-of-life Care.Paper presented at the annual international meeting of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C., Scholl, J. C., & Warren, H. (March, 2011). Emerging Adults' Attachment Styles, Perceptions of Communication Satisfaction, Parental Knowledge and Parental Prevention Strategies Effects on Emerging Adults' Alcohol Use. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Little Rock, AR.

Scholl, J. C., Hughes, P. C., & Heuman, A. (November, 2009). Whiteness and Dialectic Tensions of Patient-Centeredness and Latinos' End-of-life Care. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Scholl, J. C., Hughes, P. C., & Brown, J. (April, 2009). Expression of Patients' and Providers' Identities during the Medical Interview. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Norfolk, VA.

Williams, D.E. & Hughes, P.A. (November, 2008). A critique of the forensic family: Effects of forensic competition on family communication practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Hughes, P. C. (March, 2008). Quality, Cost, and Compromise: Enrollment Limits and the Public Speaking Course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Savannah, GA.

Hughes, P. C., & Williams, D. E. (November, 2007). The Effect of Lincoln Douglas Debate on Family Communication Satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Arif, A., Hughes, P. C., & Declos, G. (September, 2007). Occupational asthmagens among domestic and industrial cleaners: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Epidemiology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Stow, C. A., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2006). An exploratory analysis of family conflict roles and communication patterns. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Lambert, A. L., Serewicz, M. C, & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2006). An examination of reliability and convergent validity of the Post-Dissolutional Relational Communication Index (PDRCI). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, P. C., & Adams, C. (January, 2006). Rhetorical visions for rural tourism: A case study of Post, Texas. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Tourism and Hospitality Association, Seattle, WA.

Hughes, P. C., & Adams, C. (January, 2006). Communicating about rural tourism: A convergence and exchange model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Tourism and Hospitality Association, Seattle, WA.

Williams, D. E., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2004). Exploring the effects of forensics participation on students' family communication.Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C., Olaniran, B. A., & Baldwin, J. R. (November, 2004). When race and religion matter: Conflict, marital satisfaction, and religiosity in racial and religious intermarriage. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Dickson, F. C., Hughes, P. C., Walker, K. L. (November, 2004). Back in the saddle again: An exploratory look at dating in later-life. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Lara, R., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2004). Demand/withdrawal conflict in marriages: Examining Fitzpatrick's couples types and marital satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Williams, D. E., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2003). The forensics family: A call for further study. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Lambert, A., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2003). Post-relationships: The impact of attachment, disengagement strategies, goodwill, and communication satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Hughes, P. C. (April, 2003). Demand/withdrawal communication and religious orientation among interfaith married couples. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southern States Communication Association, Montgomery, AL.

Hughes, P. C., & Walker, K. L. (November, 2002). Communicating about health in marriage: The health scripts inventory. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Williams, D., & Hughes, P. C. (November, 2002). Recruiting students in intercollegiate debate: Results of a national survey. Paper presented at the annual conference of National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Hughes, P. C. (April, 2002). A reexamination of Black-White communication styles in interracial interactions. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southern States Communication Association, Winston-Salem, NC.

Kapoor, S., Blue, J., Baldwin, J. R., & Hughes, P. C. (April, 2002). The relationship of individualism-collectivism and self-construals to communication styles in India and the United States. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Hughes, P. C., & Dickson, F. C. (November, 2001). Keeping the Faith(s): Religion, communication, and marital satisfaction in interfaith marriages. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Hughes, P. C., & McCulloch, K. (November, 2001). Family communication influences on high school students' attitudes toward intercultural communication: Directions for education and research. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.

Walker, K. L., Hughes, P. C., & Dickson, F. C. (November, 2000). The health scripts inventory: Communication, health, and marriage. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Hughes, P. C. (March, 2000). Understanding the nuances of intolerance. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Colorado Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Hughes, P. C. (March, 2000). Are we competent at understanding communication competence?: Three issues for assessment. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Colorado Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Hughes, P. C. (February, 2000). How do we know that we are teaching intercultural communication competence?: A review of three approaches.Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Sacramento, CA.

Dickson, F. C., Hughes, P. C., Walker, K., Bollis-Pecci, T., Gratson, S., & Manning, L. (November, 1999). Been there, done that: Communication and conflict in later-life marriages. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C. (February, 1999). Gerontology: A three-tiered model of experience in an assisted living facility. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Vancouver, B. C.

Hughes, P. C. (April, 1998). Dealing with difference in communication: Selected readings and references on race, ethnicity, class, gender, and disability. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Colorado Speech Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Hughes, P. C., & Hughes, J. S. (April, 1998). Here comes the bride, but how far has she really come?: A critical analysis of the transformation of gender roles in the film "Father of the Bride." Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, P. C. (April, 1998). From the performance perspective to the dialogic approach to public speaking: Reshaping the philosophy of the basic course. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX.

Hughes, P. C., & Baldwin, J. R. (November, 1997). Stereotypes—are they all alike?: Factors of black-white communication behaviors and stereotypes. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C., & Baldwin, J. R. (February, 1997). Black and white communication stereotype correlates of communication behavior. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Western States Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C. (November, 1996). The communication of solidarity in African American female friendships. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Hughes, P. C. (April, 1996). The deterioration of the public sphere: An investigation into the routinization of news and the promotion of interethnic discourse. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, St. Paul, MN.

Hughes, P. C. (March, 1996). The dynamics of African American Friendships: An ethnography of intraracial relationships. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL.

Hughes, P. C. & Shneider, S. (April, 1995). Interracial proxemics. Paper presented at the annual Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL.

Hughes, P. C. & Olmsted, K. (April, 1995). Television and the willingness to confront prejudicial behavior. Paper presented at the Ohio University College of Communication Ninth Annual Research Conference, Athens, OH.

Hughes, P. C. (May, 1994). Racial attitudes on a Midwestern college campus. Presented at the Lambda Pi Eta Speech Communication Honor Society induction, Rock Island, IL.

Awards, Honors, & Certificates

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Inducted Member, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2010.
  • Conference Top Paper Award (with Drs. Ivan Ninov and Charles Adams), International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Professor Award, Recipient, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2007.
  • President's Excellence in Teaching Award, Recipient, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2007.
  • CITI Certificate, Protection of Human Subjects in Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Research, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2005.
  • Religious Communication Association Article Award, Nominee, Religious Communication Association, 2005.
  • Top Paper Panel Award (with Dr. David E. Williams), National Communication Association, Pi Kappa Delta, National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2004.
  • Top Paper Panel Award (with Dr. Fran C. Dickson and Dr. Kandi L Walker), National Communication Association, Division of Communication and Aging, National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, 2004.
  • Texas Tech University Teaching Academy, Member, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003.
  • Mortar Board Distinguished Professor Award, Recipient, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003
  • Rose B. Johnson Southern Communication Journal Article of the Year Award, Nominee, Southern Communication Association, 2003.
  • Alumni Association New Faculty Award, Nominee, Department of Communication Studies, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003.
  • Teaching Certificate, Recipient, College of Arts & Sciences, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1996.
  • Graduate Student Excellence Award, Recipient, Department of Communication, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1996.
  • Honor Scholarship, Recipient, College of Arts & Science, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1992-1994.