A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Brian J. Furio, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. Educational Psychology, West Virginia University, 1986
  • M.A. Communication, Auburn University, 1983
  • B.S. Biology, University of Notre Dame, 1978


  • Communication Theory
  • Persuasion, Interpersonal
  • Group Discussion
  • Public Speaking
  • Human Communication

Research Interests

  • Communication Theory
  • Instructional Communication
  • Listening


  • Department Chairperson, Music, Art, and Communication, 2004-2010
  • YCP Advisor Recognition Award 2001
  • YCP Academic Senate President, 1994-1996
  • YCP Academic Senate Parliamentarian, 1990-2009
  • YCP Advisor of the Year, 1990

Recent Publications

  • Furio, B. (2006). The listening preferences of British college students: Implications for learning and teaching. The International Journal of the Humanities, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. 199-206.
  • Furio, B.J. (2000). Listening preferences of British college students. Paper presently under consideration by International Journal of Listening.
  • Furio, B.J. and Kafka, J.S. (1996). Listening preferences of traditional and nontraditional college students and their relationship to instruction. The New Jersey Journal of Communication, Vol. 4, pp. 99-107.
  • Siegel, G. and Furio, B.J. (1991). Predicting success in the introductory business communication course. ABC Conference Proceedings, pp. 145-153.
  • Furio, B.J. (1988). Research, teacher preparation, and the small college. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, New Orleans, November.