Gwen M. Wittenbaum Ph.D.

Gwen Wittenbaum

Associate Professor

  • Communication
(517) 353-8120


Dr. Wittenbaum’s research interests and publications have focused on cognitive and communication processes in decision-making groups, group performance, and social ostracism. She has served as Associate Editor of Social Influence and on the editorial boards of various journals, such as Group Processes and Intergroup Relations and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Her research appears in such journals as Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.  She co-created the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup), which hosts an annual conference to unite group researchers from various nations and disciplines.  She loves teaching students about leadership and influence in groups and teams. 

Research and Teaching

Interpersonal, organizational and group communication

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd, Room, room 473
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824