Cynthia A. Langham

Cynthia A. Langham

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Department Chair, Communication Studies

Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 119
Phone: 313-993-1697
Areas of Expertise:
Body Language and Non-verbal Communication
Interpersonal Relationships
Listening Behavior
Small Group Behaviors


  • M.A., Eastern Michigan University
  • B.A., Eastern Michigan University


Cynthia Langham teaches Fundamentals of Speech, Interpersonal Communication, Persuasion, Small Group Communication, Communication Theory, and Theories of Listening Behavior, and serves as the director of the Communication Studies Department's internship program. Langham's professional presentations deal with listening within the workplace and teacher/student classroom interaction. She has been featured in The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and WJR radio. She is a recipient of the Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. Langham holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Dramatic Arts and an Master of Arts in Speech Communication and Rhetoric from Eastern Michigan University. She joined University of Detroit Mercy in 1984.