Distinguished University Professor of Communication
Narrative inquiry, Interpretive research, Close relationships
Office: CIS 3048
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