Alane Sanders

McCoy Associate Professor
Ph.D.-Organizational & Health Communication, Ohio University (2010); MA-Organizational Communication, Ohio University (2004); BA-Interpersonal Communication, Ohio State University (2002)
Year Appointed
Fall 2019
  • Human Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication
  • Group Discussion & Leadership
  • Experiential Practicum
Spring 2020
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Experiential Practicum
  • Health Campaigns
  • Honors Communication


Dr. Alane Sanders was named a McCoy Professor in 2017.

Research Interests
The majority of my research focuses on how communication practices create and influence organizational experiences. I enjoy examining discourses of teaching and learning, socialization processes, forms of democratic organizing, and the co-creation of learning environments in a variety of settings. Additionally, I explore how communication behaviors are influenced by a communicator's state of health, the structures of healthcare settings, and relationships with health care providers.

Recent Publications
Sanders, A. (2013). Performing positive emotion for prospective students: Emotional labor and customer service in an undergraduate admissions department. Ohio Communication Journal, 51, 78-102.