Tutzauer Named Communication Department Chair

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: February 17, 2006 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Frank E. Tutzauer of Buffalo, associate professor in the Department of Communication, School of Informatics, has been appointed chair of the department.

A UB faculty member since 1987, Tutzauer previously served as department chair from 1999 to 2001.

His research focuses on bargaining, negotiations and how ways of working out disputes can fall apart. He has had articles published in numerous scholarly journals, among them Social Networks, Journal of Communication, International Journal of Conflict Management, Behavioral Science and Journal of Family Issues.

Tutzauer teaches courses, mostly at the graduate level, in communication theory, decision-making, bargaining, communication in times of crisis and chaos, conflict theory and conflict resolution.

He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics, with a minor in speech, from Southwestern College, and master's and doctoral degrees in communication, both from Northwestern University. He completed a postdoctoral appointment at Bowling Green State University.