Dr. Jeff Tyus



Professor, Department of Communication

His education includes:

  • PhD: Ohio University
  • MA: Ohio University
  • BA: Ohio University

His recent publications include:

  • Tyus, J. (2016). Untapped Potential: The Role of Faculty and State Associations in Developing the Undergraduate Researcher. Ohio Communication Journal, Vol. 54, p. 11-17.
  • Tyus, J. (June 11, 2016). Experiencing Ghana: A View Through the Eyes of an African American. The Spectator (Ghanaian Newspaper), p. 12.
  • Tyus, J. (2015). It’s All in the Family: A Historical Analysis of Diversity and Family Communication Within Television Sitcoms, in The Sage Handbook of Family Communication, Sage Publications,Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, pp.337-352
  • Curnalia, R., Mermer, D., & Tyus, J. (2011). Recognizing the Struggles of Local Political Campaigns: A Call for a Revolution in Media Coverage of Local Politics. Ohio Communication Journal, Volume 49, pp. 83-99.
  • Earnheardt, A. C., & Tyus, J. L. (2011). Cleveland Indians. Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Tyus, J. L., & Earnheardt, A. C. (2011). Cleveland Browns. Encyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Tyus, J. (2008) Test Bank for Grice and Skinner’s Mastering Public Speaking: The Handbook. Allyn and Bacon; Boston, MA.
  • Zimmerman, K., Disbrow, L., Tyus, J. & Bodary, D. (2002) Effective Speaking I: COM 211 Student Course Pac. International Thompson Publishing.
  • His Research Interests include:

  • Cultural studies, especially as it relates to intercultural and gender communication
  • Media studies
  • Media and public relations
  • Sports communication and fandom
  • His awards include:

  • Student Services Award, Youngstown State University, 2021
  • Distinguished Professor in Service, Youngstown State University, 2013 & 2018
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Award, Mentor Recognition, January 21, 2010.
  • Awarded a professional development grant of $3500 to explore Italian culture through the Community Colleges of International Development (CCID) program.
  • Maiden Invitation Award—Outstanding Faculty Member, Furman University, May 3, 2000


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Dr. Jeff L Tyus

Associate Professor


Bliss Hall 2015

phone: (330) 941-1856