Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Department of Communication Studies - St. Cloud State University

Communication Studies
Riverview 117
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Phone: 320-308-2216
Fax: 320-308-2250

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Scott Wells


Office number: Riverview 211A
Phone number:    (320) 308-3000


Degrees held and granting institutions
B.A. 1993, M.A. 1995, Wichita State University
Ph.D. 2001, University of Oklahoma-Norman

Primary and/or current research interests
Civic engagement, service-learning, campaign strategy, grassroots political communication, speechwriting, forensics pedagogy

Dr. Wells also serves as Director of SCSU Speech & Debate (Forensics). To learn more about forensics, visit

Frequently Taught Courses
CMST 192 Introduction to Communication
CMST 211 Public Speaking
CMST 340 Small Group Communication
CMST 316 Speechwriting.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Spiker, J. A., Lin, Y., & Wells, S. D. (2003). The voice of young citizens: A study of political malaise in Campaign 2000. Edited by L. L. Kaid, J. C. Tedesco, & M. S. McKinney in The Millennium Election: Communication in the 2000 Campaign. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
  • Allen, M., Bourhis, J., Mabry, E., Emmers-Sommer, T., Titsworth, S., Burrell, N., Mattrey, M., Crowell, T., Bakkar, A., Hamilton, A., Malyshev, Y., Robertson, T., Scholl, J., & Wells, S. (2001, Fall). Meta-analysis comparing student satisfaction with distance education and traditional classrooms: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Distance Education
  • Hall, T., Brown, K., Ferguson, M., Hughes, K., Wells, S., & Zuckerman, D. (2001). Communication and Sharing--An Introduction to Speech Communication: Student Workbook. Carrollton, TX: Alliance Press.
  • Robertson, T., Froemling, K., Wells, S., & McGraw, S. (2000, Summer). Sex, lies and videotapes: An analysis of gender in campaign advertisements. Communication Quarterly, 47 (3), 333-341.
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