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Welcome to the Organizational Communication Division!

Stacey Connaughton Chair

Purdue University
Beering Hall, Room 2114, 100 N. Univ Street
West Lafayette IN  47907

Ph. 765-494-9107  Fax 765-496-1394

sconnaug@purdue.edu

 

Tim Kuhn Vice Chair

College of Media, Communication and Information

University of Colorado Boulder
Hellems 80

Boulder, CO 80309-0478

Ph:  303-492-2986

tim.kuhn@colorado.edu

 

Rebecca Gill

Rebecca Gill Secretary

Department of Communication
Wake Forest University 
PO Box 7347
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
gillre@wfu.edu

 

Millie Harrison Graduate Student/Early Career Representative

Moody College of Communication

University of Texas at Austin

2504A Whitis Ave (A1105)

Austin, TX 78712

millieharrison@utexas.edu


Yaguang Zhu Listserv Manager

Diederich College of Communication

Marquette University

1131 W. Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53233

yaguang.zhu@marquette.edu

 

Sean Eddington Social Media/Website Coordinator

Brian Lamb School of Communication

Purdue University
Beering Hall, Room 2114, 100 N. Univ Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907

seddingt@purdue.edu 

 

Mission:

Organizational Communication members seek to expand our understanding of the processes, prospects, and challenges of communicating and organizing in a global society. Our scholarship articulates concepts and theories to better understand these processes, develop the tools needed to investigate them, and helps to implement the social practices to improve them.

We examine how communication shapes and is shaped by organizing across a range of contexts, including health care, community cooperatives, government and non-government agencies, global corporations, profit and not-for-profit organizations, and virtual and geographically co-located work.

We study a variety of multi-level phenomena including: discourse and discursive practices, communication of emotions, leader-follower communication, democratic communicative practices, negotiation and bargaining, group processes and decision making, socialization, power and influence, organizational culture, organizational language and symbolism, communication and conflict, identity and identification, adoption and appropriation of communication technologies, emergence of organizational and inter-organizational networks, and new organizational forms.

We explore these processes from a multiplicity of theoretical perspectives including structuration, feminism, interpretation, performance, cultural theory, postmodernism, post positivism, complexity and self-organizing systems. We utilize eclectic methods including ethnography, discourse analysis, survey methods, network analysis, computational modeling, experiments, content analysis, rhetorical and feminist methods.

We honor Division members' achievements through a variety of awards designed to recognize achievements such as: top paper, top student paper, dissertation, outstanding member, and best interactive display awards. We advance scholarship in our division through doctoral consortia, preconferences focused on specific issues, and spotlight panels on scholars. We advance scholar-practitioner dialogue through panels sponsored by our Academic-Industry Task Force.

 

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