Educational Background

Ph.D. University of Missouri Columbia, Communication, 2004
Dissertation: Vehicles for Entertainment or Legitimacy Crisis? Revisiting Legitimacy and Image Restoration Efforts After Film Depictions of Organizational Crises
Advisor: Michael Kramer

M.A. Southwest Texas State University, Communication Studies, 1998
Thesis: The Use of Social Judgment Involvement Theory in the Sermons of Mainline and Seeker Churches.

B.A. Texas Tech University, Public Relations/Marketing, 1994

Research & Teaching

Research Interests: Organizational Legitimacy and Crisis Management, Spirituality and Emotionality in the Workplace, Religious Communication and Generational Intersection, Organizational Brainstorming Processes, Rhetoric and Advertising, Organizational and Social Identity

Frequently Taught Courses: Organizational Communication, Crisis Management, Research Methods, Training & Development, Leadership, Social Identity in Organizations, Business & Professional Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Mass Communication Seminar

Vitae (pdf)