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Arthur Bochner
Distinguished University Professor of Communication

Arthur  Bochner

Narrative inquiry, Interpretive research, Close relationships

Office: CIS 3048
Phone: 813/974-2145

Dr. Bochner joined the faculty in 1984. He served as chair of the department for 8 years while developing our doctoral program. His current research focuses on memory-work and its significance in autoethnography and personal narrative. His 2014 book, Coming to Narrative: A personal History of Paradigm change in the Human Sciences received the “best book” award from NCA’s Ethnography Division and The International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. He is a former President of the National Communication Association and an NCA Distinguished Scholar.


  • Ph.D., Communication, Bowling Green State University, 1971
  • M.A., Speech Communication, Syracuse University, 1969
  • B.S., Speech Communication, California State University, 1968

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
95564SYA 6205002Social Construction of Reality


CIS 3057

90754EDG 7931916ST:Narrative Inquiry
Coll of Education Students Only


CIS 3063

81720SPC 7980007Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100


Graduate Students

Dionel Cotanda

Jennifer Bender