Assistant Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 410 Strode
Dr. Melinda R. Weathers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Clemson University. Her scholarly interests include health communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, new communication technologies, and gender studies. Dr. Weathers’ research has encompassed a range of topics addressing issues related to interpersonal and intercultural messages within relational, institutional, societal, and health contexts. Specifically, she has explored communication-related issues between doctors and patients, caregivers and older adults, and in heterosexual dating relationships. Ultimately, her research seeks to better understand how effective communication relates to the mental and physical well-being of persons and society. She has published in journals such as Patient Education and Counseling, Journal of Participatory Medicine, and Communication Education. Her research has been recognized through top paper awards from the National Communication Association and Central States Communication Association. Dr. Weathers received her PhD in Health Communication from George Mason University, a master’s degree in Health Communication from the University of Houston, and a bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University.