Howard Sypher

 Howard Sypher


Professor and Department Head 



BRNG 2174 

Office Phone

(765) 494-8603 


B.A. from the University of South Florida, M.A. from Western Kentucky University, Ph.D. from the University of Michigan 

Research Areas

Software Diffusion, Communication, Time and Technology, E-Health Web Site Usability, Digital Identity 

Key Areas

Trusted Social and Human Interaction Incident Detection, Response, Investigation 

Notable Experience

Keynote address (Communication,Technology and Change) at the Finland Virtual University Seminar at the University of Jyväskylä in Jyväskylä, Finland (2001). Taught a class on Communication and Change: International Perspectives in Italy (Spring 2001). 

Notable Awards

National Communication Association's Golden Anniversary Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Notable Affiliations

Active supporter of the CIMBA program in Northern Italy. 


Research has appeared in Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and the British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, among others. 

Coming Up!

Our annual security symposium will be in October 2021.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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