Thomas Feeley, Ph.D.

Department of Communications, Professor and Chair

Specialty/Research Focus

Interpersonal and health communication


My primary research interest is the application of theories of persuasion and social influence. I typically study persuasion in health contexts, such as health campaigns and patient-provider interaction. I am also interested in communication networks in the workplace and their role in employee assimilation and retention. Along with my colleagues, I also study measurement and analysis concerns in communication science. I currently principal investigator on 3 grants seeking to promote organ donation registration among residents of New York State.  


Ph.D., University at Buffalo, 1996

Ed.M., University at Buffalo, 1993

B.A., University at Buffalo, 1991