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Michael L. Hecht

Michael L. Hecht

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

232 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  1. B.A., Queens College, 1971
  2. M.A., Queens College, 1973
  3. Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1976

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Michael Hecht is interested in the theory and practice of health, intercultural, and interpersonal communication. His work has produced new theoretical approaches, such as the Communication Theory of Identity and the Principal of Cultural Grounding. He has also been involved in many different community-based research programs and collaborations on drug abuse intervention, crime prevention, and mental health support. Michael Hecht has taught courses on interpersonal communication, interpersonal communication theory, and nonverbal communication. He has won numerous awards, including the Gerald R. Philips Award for Distinguished Applied Communication Scholarship, two Distinguished Scholarship Awards for the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association, and the Article of the Year Award for SIETAR.