Dr. Andrew Dix

Assistant Professor

Dr. Andrew  Dix
615-898-4918
Room 309, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi (2012)
  • M.A., Southern Illinois University (2007)
  • B.A., Western Illinois University (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Communication in Sports

Humor during Social Interaction

Interpersonal Attraction

Biography

I currently serve as the coordinator of COMM 2200 (director of the basic course).

Publications

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Dix, A. C. (Accepted). "And 1" more piece of evidence of discrimination against black basketball players. Howard Journal of Communications. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1491434

Dix, A. C. (2017). Perceptions of the on-field success and likeability of athletes after claims of interpersonal domestic violence. The Florida Communication Journal, 45, 67-80.

Dix, A. C. (2017). A decade of referee bias ag...

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Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Dix, A. C. (Accepted). "And 1" more piece of evidence of discrimination against black basketball players. Howard Journal of Communications. doi: 10.1080/10646175.2018.1491434

Dix, A. C. (2017). Perceptions of the on-field success and likeability of athletes after claims of interpersonal domestic violence. The Florida Communication Journal, 45, 67-80.

Dix, A. C. (2017). A decade of referee bias against college football programs from historically black colleges and universities. International Journal of Science Culture and Sport, 5, 197-212.

Dix, A. C. (2017). Comparing and contrasting the communication of dark-skinned and light-skinned African American basketball players. Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri, 47, 47-69.  

Dix, A. C. (2016). Allegations of performance-enhancing drug use and their affect on perceptions of athlete intellect. International Journal of Sport Studies, 6, 412-422.  

Dix, A. C. (2015). Ethos in sports: An Aristotelian examination focused on source credibility and the modern day athlete. Sport Science Review, 24, 267-284.

Dix, A. C. (2015). Sociocommunicative style in sport: A perceptual investigation focused on sexual orientation and communication in the game of football. The Florida Communication Journal, 43, 77-90.  

Dix, A. C. (2015). This is not an inside joke: Perceptible attributes influence the successful communication of humor. Ohio Communication Journal, 53, 11-27.  

Dix, A. C. (2014). Laughing all the way to the questionnaire bank: A mixed methods examination of humor appreciation after a brief communication. Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal, 5, 8-25.  

Dix, A. C. (2013). A new era of courtship: Let me contemplate our speed-date to determine the interconnectedness of conversation and physical attraction. Interpersona: An International Journal of Personal Relationships, 7, 246-259.  

Dix, A. C. (2013). Exploring intelligence and interpersonal communication: An analysis of intellectual perceptions in a real dating arena. Iowa Journal of Communication, 45, 135-154. 

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Awards

Selected Awards:

(2018) Top Faculty Paper in the Intercultural Communication Division of the Southern States Communication Association

(2016) Top Papers Session for the Communication and Sport Division of the National Communication Association

Research/Scholarly Activity

My research agenda focuses on the intersection of communication and sport. The most recent line of scholarship that I have explored within this purview has concentrated on exposing socio-cultural issues in the world of intercollegiate athletics. More specifically, I use statistical methods to uncover patterns of referee bias that have placed minority groups at a disadvantage on the field of play. My previous sports communication research looked at perceptions of athlete sexuality and the perc...

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My research agenda focuses on the intersection of communication and sport. The most recent line of scholarship that I have explored within this purview has concentrated on exposing socio-cultural issues in the world of intercollegiate athletics. More specifically, I use statistical methods to uncover patterns of referee bias that have placed minority groups at a disadvantage on the field of play. My previous sports communication research looked at perceptions of athlete sexuality and the perceptual effects of being linked to performance-enhancing drugs in sports. It was at the beginning of my academic career that my research investigated interpersonal attraction and the communication of humor.

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Courses

Selected Courses:

Communication and Sport

Research Methods

Interpersonal Communication

Strategic Communication in Organizations

Introduction to Organizational Communication

Small Group Communication

Business and Professional Speaking

Fundamentals of Communication