PhD Bowling Green State University
MA West Virginia University
BA University of the Pacific
With degrees in the area of Human Communication, Robert L. Duran teaches courses in small group communication, interpersonal communication, family communication, nonverbal communication, and research methods. He has received two awards for teaching excellence at the University of Hartford: a 2003–04 Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2010 Roy E. Larsen Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Duran has published over fifty articles in scholarly journals and presented more than eighty competitively selected papers at international, national, and regional professional conferences in the fields of communication, education, and program evaluation. He has given a TED Talk on a topic in the Nonverbal Communication literature titled, “Laterality: Are you sure you’re