College of Health Sciences
Dr. Michael Irvin Arrington is a Contributing Faculty Member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Arrington earned his doctorate in communication at the University of South Florida, where he began his studies of social support for and among couples affected by prostate cancer. Over the past two decades, he has held full-time faculty positions at Ohio University, the University of Kentucky, Indiana State University, and the Mercer University School of Medicine. In addition, he served as Director of Scholarly Activity and Research at the Wright Center for Gradate Medical Education in Scranton, PA. His work in the classroom was recognized by the Southern States Communication Association, who awarded him the John I. Sisco Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013. His research has been well received, as evidenced by the Distinguished Journal Article Award he received from the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association in 2012.