Dr. Robert B. Arundale
Professor of Communication, Emeritus
Dr. Robert B. Arundale has served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1979 to 2011.
He has created an intellectual environment where students from divergent disciplines are challenged, engaged and enriched; and has served as a knowledgeable and patient advisor and mentor to undergraduate and graduate students; and has been widely admired for his exceptionally fair and impartial guidance and advice to colleagues.
Dr. Arundale has focused his teaching efforts on language and communication, interpersonal communication, and communication theory that crosses disciplinary boundaries into English, computer science, linguistics and social work; and has authored more than fifty chapters, papers, reports and articles in journals and other publications; and has presented his work at more than thirty conferences and meetings throughout the world; and has served on numerous committees, including governance, academic and student development, and more than twenty graduate thesis committees; and in addition to his teaching duties, has served as Head of the Communication Department.
He has been a valued servant of his profession and the University; and whose careful analysis and collegial temper have benefited a range of individuals and organizations throughout the Department of Communication, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Robert B. Arundale for his extensive contributions to both the State of Alaska and the University.