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Waugh, Charles


Charles Waugh
Professor of Communications and Psychology

Office: 125 Jewett Hall, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3168
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Charles G. Waugh



B.S., Syracuse University, 1965
M.A., Syracuse University, 1969
Ph.D., Kent State University, 1982

I am Dr. Charles G. Waugh. I am a professor of Communication and Psychology at the University of Maine at Augusta. This fall I am finishing my fifty-first year of teaching on the college level. I have taught at Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Kent State University, and the University of Maine at Augusta. I have been at UMA since 1971 and am beginning my 45th year here.

I have a B.S. in Speech from Syracuse University (1965), with English and Economics minors, an M.A. in Social Psychology from Syracuse University (1969), and a Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication from Kent State University (1982), with a Sociology minor. Both my M.A. thesis (Predictions of Primacy-Recency Effects of Media Based on Sensory-Variation Theory) and my Ph.D. dissertation (An Investigation of Anticipatory Effort and the Gain-Loss Effect in New Dyadic Relationships) were interdisciplinary quantitative experiments investigating relationships between Communication and Psychology.

I regularly teach public speaking, mass media, introduction to psychology, and social psychology. So far I have co-written, edited, or compiled, 221 books (averaging 5 books a year during my years at UMA) and have another 25 or so currently in the pipeline.

While I have focused mainly on commercial anthologies, or humorous dictionaries, I have also done 3 texts and 3 reference books.

Prominent people I have co-authored or co-edited books with include Martin Harry Greenberg (who produced more anthologies than anyone else who ever lived), Isaac Asimov (probably the 20th Century’s greatest science and science fiction writer), Robert Silverberg (the world’s most honored science fiction writer), Richard Matheson (famous novelist and screen writer), John Jakes (author of the Bicentennial series), and William I. Gorden (the 20th Century’s 11th most published communication scholar).

Academics (or former academics) I have published books with are Donald Beattie, Rodney Cole, Kati Corlew, Josephine Donovan, Kathleen Golden, John Frederick Jacques, Wayne Lewis, Diane E. Long, Kathy Nichols, Joseph D. Olander, Jill Rubinson, Jon A. Schlenker, and Patricia S. Warrick.

Authors I have done single collections of are Leslie Charteris, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Erle Stanley Gardner, Sarah Orne Jewett, C. A. Stephens, and Cornell Woolrich.

Organizations I have done “official” books for are the Mystery Writers of America and The Science Fiction Research Association.

TV series I have done books on are Night Gallery and The Twilight Zone.

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