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Robert Lemieux

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Once upon a time, I was a college undergraduate. Initially, my college experience involved far too much fun. My studies became an afterthought, and I failed two courses in my first semester. After three semesters, my GPA was 1.60. Dismal. I am convinced that I was allowed to remain in school because I was paying out-of-state tuition. Fortunately, three things changed my direction.

First, I found a faculty mentor who recognized and nurtured my creativity and analytic skills. To this day, he remains a valued friend. Second, I found a girl I wanted to impress. Cupid’s arrow went deep, and I eventually married her. Third, my father stuck his foot up my ass. Since he was paying the bills, this was clearly a justified action. On went the light bulb, and I became a serious student. By the time I graduated, I had earned cum laude status. It was a loooong climb back. More importantly, the light bulb stayed lit. I went on to graduate school, where I pursued my dream of becoming a professor and living happily ever after.


M.A., American University
Ph.D., University of Georgia
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., University of Southern Maine

Research Interests

  • Persuasive health campaigns

  • Organizational culture

  • Romantic relationships

Recent Courses

  • COM 3105: Relational Communication

  • COM 3150: Organizational Communication

  • COM 3160: Health Communication

Selected Publications

  • Lemieux, R., Lajoie, S., Trainor, N.E. (2013). Affinity-seeking, social loneliness, and social avoidance among Facebook users. Psychological Reports, 112, 1-10.

  • Lemieux, R. (2012). Fictional privacy among Facebook users. Psychological Reports, 111, 1-4.

  • Lemieux, R., Barry, E., Butler, A., Freas, W., Maxcy, K., Raihall, C., Stamathis, E. & Threat, K. A., & Tighe, M.R. (2004). Attachment Styles and the evaluation of comforting responses: A receiver perspective. Communication Research Reports, 21, 144-153.

  • Parrott, R. & Lemieux, R. (2003). When the worlds of work and wellness collide: The role of familial support on skin cancer control. Journal of Family Communication, 3, 95-106.

  • Lemieux, R., Hale, J. (2002). Cross-sectional analysis of intimacy, passion, and commitment: Testing the assumptions of the Triangular Theory of Love. Psychological Reports, 90, 1009-1014.

Clubs and community involvement

  • Board Member of the Carroll County Arts Council

  • Faculty Advisor for MGTR radio station

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Creativity Award, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2012

  • Distinguished Scholars Award, 2013, 2009

  • Faculty Scholarly Publications Award, 2004, 2001

  • Ira Zepp Teaching Enhancement Award, 1997

Robert Lemieux

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"All I want is a job where people are forced to nod and smile while I babble."

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