Dr. Timothy Mottet is coming home to his alma mater, West Virginia University, to talk about the fine artof talking to college students.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: The Role of Communication in Managing Expectations in a �€~College LiteEnvironment,is the title of his talk, which will be at 4 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Room 458 of the Business and Economics Building.

Mottet, who is nationally known in his field, is an associate professor of Communication Studies at Texas State University, San Marcos. He earned his doctorate in communication studies and educational theory and practice from WVU in 1998.

At Texas State his courses include instructional communication and communication training and development. Hes an authority on how personality factors into the learning, both for teachers and students.

He also collaborated on key textbooks in his profession: he co-edited the Handbook of Instructional Communication: Rhetorical and Relational Perspectives; and co-wrote Training and Development: Enhancing Communication and Leadership Skills.

Communication Research Reports, a leading trade publication in his field, ranked among its50 Most Prolificresearchers through 1996-2001.

Mottet also won Texas States covetedPresidential Awardfor teaching and research in 2004 and 2005.

The Department of Communication Studies and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring his visit.

For more information, contact Dr. Matt Martin, chair, Department of Communication Studies, at matt.martin@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-3905.