Andrew D. Wolvin

Professor & Executive Director, Oral Communication Program

Ph.D., Purdue University

Phone: 301-405-6521 / Fax: 301-314-9471
2111 Skinner Building
Professional Interests: 

Dr. Wolvin's research interests center on issues dealing with listening behavior, communication education, and communication management.

His books include:

  • Andrew D. Wolvin. Listening in the Quality Organization. Ithaca, NY: Finger Lakes Press, 1999.
  • Roy M. Berko, Andrew D. Wolvin, and Darlyn R. Wolvin, Communicating: A Social and Career Focus, 12th edition. Boston: Pearson, 2013
  • Andrew D. Wolvin and Carolyn G. Coakley, Listening. Madison, WI: Brown/Benchmark, 1996.
  • Roy M. Berko, Andrew D. Wolvin, and Rebecca Ray, Business Communication in a Changing World. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
  • Andrew D. Wolvin, Roy M. Berko, and Darlyn R. Wolvin, The Public Speaker/The Public Listener. Los Angeles: Roxbury, 1999.

Dr. Wolvin is also the Director of COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practice. This course is a multi-section hybrid basic course on the communication process, intrapersonal communication (including listening), interpersonal communication (including conversation, interviewing, and group interactions), and public communication (including informative briefing and persuasive speaking). The course meets the communication needs of a wide range of students enrolled from throughout the university each semester. The sections are taught by graduate teaching assistants and instructors from the Department of Communication.

Curriculum Vitae

Representative Publications:

Wolvin, A. D. (2012). "Listening in the general education curriculum." The International Journal of Listening, 26, 122-128.

Wolvin, A. D. (2005).  "Listening leadership:  Hillary Clinton's listening tour." The International Journal of Listening, 19, 29-38.

Ford, W. & Wolvin, A.D. (1983). "The differential impact of a basic communication course on perceived communication competencies in class, work, and social contexts." Communication Education, 42, 215-223.