Dr. Matthew McGlone (Ph.D., Princeton University) is Professor of Communication Studies and Graduate Studies Representative for the M.S. Program in Information Security and Privacy. He studies social influence, persuasion, and deception, focusing on language’s key role in these processes. His current research projects explore strategic word choice in messages promoting wellness, patience, disaster preparedness, and prosocial behavior; stereotyping and prejudice in interpersonal communication; (in)civility in social media discourse; and the language people use to describe pain, illness, and addiction.
Dr. McGlone has published articles in communication (Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication), health/medicine (Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Health Communication, Vaccine), psychology (JEP: General, JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulleting, Psychological Science) and discourse studies (Discourse Processes, Poetics, Journal of Pragmatics, Language and Communication, Metaphor and Symbol). He has edited two books (The Interplay of Truth and Deception, Routledge, with Mark Knapp; Work Pressures, Routledge, with Dawna Ballard) and coauthored a textbook (Lying and Deception in Human Interaction, Kendall Hunt; with Mark Knapp, Darrin Griffin, and Billy Earnest).
His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences, Kozmetsky Family Foundation, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas, and the Merck Investigator Studies Program. He has receive awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, the Western States Communication Association, and ID360. He has served as Chair of NCA’s Division of Communication and Social Cognition (2015-2016) and Director of UTNY (2019 – 2020). He teaches courses on language, persuasion, deception, and stereotyping/prejudice.