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Mark Lane Knapp

Mark Lane Knapp, American communications educator, consultant. Achievements include research in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, communication in developing and deteriorating relationships, lying and deception, communication and the process of aging, communication behavior in organizational settings.

Background

  • Knapp, Mark Lane was born on July 12, 1938 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. Son of Herbert H. and Mary Ellen (Coleman) Knapp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Kansas, 1962. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1966.

    Career

    • From instructor to assistant professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1965-1970. From associate professor to professor Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1970-1980. Professor State University of New York, New Paltz, New York, 1980-1983.

      Distinguished visiting professor University Vermont, Burlington, 1983. Visiting professor University Texas, Austin, 1983-1985, senior lecturer, 1985-1987, professor, 1987-1989, Jesse H. Jones Centennial professor in communications, since 1989, University Texas Distinguished Teaching professor, 1999—2007, professor emeritus, since 2007. Consultant, lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, communication in developing and deteriorating relationships, lying and deception, communication and the process of aging, communication behavior in organizational settings.

    Works

    • Nonverbal Communication in Human Interaction
    • The most comprehensive, most readable compendium of research and theory on nonverbal communication available, NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN HUMAN INTERACTION, International Edition uses the cross-disciplinary approaches of speech and social psychology to focus on how nonverbal communication research affects a wide variety of academic interests.
    • The Kanji Dictionary (English and Japanese Edition)
    • The acknowledged authority on Japanese Kanji, The Kanji Dicitonary makes written Japanese more accessible than ever before and is an absolutely vital tool for anyone seeking to learn Japanese at an intermediate or advanced level.
    • The Kanji Dictionary (English and Japanese Edition)
    • The acknowledged authority on Japanese Kanji, The Kanji Dicitonary makes written Japanese more accessible than ever before and is an absolutely vital tool for anyone seeking to learn Japanese at an intermediate or advanced level.

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1957-1959. Fellow International Communications Association (president 1975-1976). Member National Communications Association (president 1989-1990, Golden Anniversary award 1974, Distinguished Scholar award 1993, Robert J. Kibler Memorial award 1993, Ecroyd award 2004), Association Communications Administrators (president 1997), Council Communications Associations (vice chair 1997).

    Connections

    • Married Cynthia Lackie Dennis, January 27, 1963 (divorced August 1974). Children: Hilary A. Cellard, Eric C. Married Lillian J. Davis, August 8, 1975 (divorced July 2002.

      1 child, Avery K. Davis.
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    • 1962
      University Kansas
    • 1963
      University Kansas
    • 1966
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1965 - 1970
      From instructor, to assistant professor University Wisconsin
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1970 - 1980
      from associate, professor to professor Purdue University
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1980 - 1983
      professor, State University of New York
      New Paltz, New York, United States
    • 1983
      distinguished visiting professor, University Vermont
      Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      visiting professor, University Texas
      Austin, Texas, United States
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