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Communication Scholar Available to Discuss Communication and Relationships for Valentine's Day

February 11, 2020
Experts Available

With Valentine's Day approaching, many people have questions about relationships new and old. The National Communication Association can put reporters in touch with Jeffrey A. Hall, a leading Communication scholar who specializes in Communication and relationships, including both romantic relationships and friendships. Hall can address a variety of questions related to relationships, including: 

  • Why do adults increasingly turn to online dating sites to meet potential romantic partners? 
  • What are the five flirting styles? 
  • Why is it difficult to tell when someone really likes us? 
  • How important is humor in maintaining long-term relationships?


Jeffrey A. Hall
Professor and Associate Chairperson, Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas

Dr. Hall is a Professor of Communication Studies at University of Kansas. He is the author of nearly 60 articles and book chapters on flirting and dating, humor in relationships, and making and keeping friends. He is an internationally recognized expert on flirting styles. Dr. Hall has been interviewed all over the world about his work on flirting and romance and has appeared on the Steve Harvey Show


To schedule an interview with Dr. Hall, please contact Grace Hébert at or 202-534-1104. 

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