Steven Fuller

Steven J. Fuller

Professor Educator

Educator Professor; Communication Undergraduate Director

Professional Summary

Steve teaches Interpersonal Communication (in-person and online), Persuasion & Civic Engagement, and Communication, Identity & Sport. His classes regularly incorporate experience-based learning projects designed to help students put academic theories and concepts to work in their communities.

Steve currently serves as the Communication Undergraduate Director, managing the program's curriculum and advising over 700 students (majors, minors, certificates).

Previously, he co-launched the Communication Co-op Program, founded Lambda Pi Eta—UC's chapter of the National Communication Association's honor society, co-launched the UC Online Communication BA, and hosted CommCeleb—the department's annual awards banquet.

Steve is a well-respected lecturer and writer, speaking to a wide variety of groups and organizations. Steve's book, The Church Experiment, documents his experiences visiting 52 religious gatherings in 52 weeks. His podcast, Communication Junkie, shares practical communication skills to improve interpersonal relationships. His party game, Good vs Gooder, works as a great icebreaker activity inside or outside the classroom.

Please email Steve for more information about the Communication undergraduate program, his community-engaged approach to teaching, or any of his creative projects.


M.A.: University of Cincinnati 2001 (Communication)

B.A.: University of Cincinnati 1999 (Communication)

Honors and Awards

2020 -2021 Professor of the Year: High Class Engagement Lambda Pi Eta Status:Recipient

2020 -2021 Dr. Simon Anderson Faculty Recognition Award Dr. Simon Anderson was a CCM faculty member for 41 years. He was a professor of music education and theory, and served as an assistant dean and director of undergraduate studies at CCM. During his tenure, his now-legendary classes on music appreciation and history of jazz and pop music were packed with 500+ students. His warm and personable disposition attracted UC students from all majors, interests, and backgrounds and was regarded as one of the university’s most student-centered professors of his time. Dr. Anderson retired in 2014 and passed away in 2016. We commemorate him each year by presenting an award in his name to professors who share his passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to our student-athletes. UC Athletics Department Status:Recipient

2014 -2015 George Barbour Award The George Barbour Award focuses on mentoring and good faculty-student relations. Barbour-Cohen Awards Selection Committee Status:Nomination


Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Coordinator Type:Service to Student Groups 2011 -2017

Communication Co-op Program Director Type:Departmental Service 2015 -2021

CommCeleb Coordinator Type:Departmental Service 2014 -2020

Communication Undergraduate Program Director Type:Departmental Service 2018 -To Present

Courses Taught

-COMM-1076 INTRO INTERPER COMM Level:Undergraduate

-COMM-2012 PERSUASION/CIVIC Level:Undergraduate

-COMM-3077 COMM AND SPORT Level:Undergraduate