Dr. Shari Hoppin | Troy University

Dr. Shari Hoppin


Shari Hoppin

In the graduate Strategic Communication program at Troy University, Dr. Shari Hoppin has taught courses in Communication and Influence, Global Communication, Organizational Communication, and Strategic Communication Theories. Before coming to Troy, Dr. Hoppin taught at the University of Southern California and at Florida State University. She has also taught in Malaysia as part of Troy University’s partnership with SEGi University and has led a study abroad experience to England. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa in Canada and earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Hoppin has served as a Lead Facilitator for LeaderShape, a not-for-profit organization that provides learning experiences challenging participants to lead with integrity. In that role, Dr. Hoppin led institutes for students at the University of Southern California, Meredith College, Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan University, the University of Memphis, and the University of Georgia. She has also coordinated the internship program for the Hall School of Journalism and Communication at Troy University. Dr. Hoppin has published articles and delivered conference presentations at regional, national, and international levels.


Publications & Presentations

Hoppin, S. (2021). The Dark Side of Persuasion.

Hoppin, S. (2017). Medication safety strategies: a review and suggestions. International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hoppin, S. (2016). Applying the narrative paradigm to the vaccine debates. American Communication Journal.

Hoppin, S. (2013). Acculturation and health communication in families. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.

Hoppin, S. (2012). Enhancing understanding when immigrants talk to medical practitioners in the North. International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, Durban, South Africa.

Hoppin, S. (2011). Deception in doctor-patient communication. International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society.


Research Interests

Current research interests are:

  • Communication in health care contexts
  • Persuasion and influence
  • Philosophy of communication



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