Ph.D. Program

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Organizational Communication and Strategic Decision-Making

Examine communication processes involved in how individuals make decisions as well as the contexts in which individuals make decisions drawing on behavioral decision theory, information processing, and cognitive psychology.

 Distinguished Faculty Include:

  • Amy Jo Coffey, associate professor, , Department of Telecommunication
  • Mary Ann Ferguson, professor, Department of Public Relations
  • Linda Childers Hon, director, Public Relations and Social Advocacy Project
  • Tom Kelleher, chair, Department of Advertising
  • Kathleen Kelly, professor, Department of Public Relations
  • Eunice Kim, assistant professor, Department of Advertising
  • Moon Lee, associate professor, Department of Public Relations
  • Rita Linjuan Men, assistant professor, Department of Public Relations
  • Lu Zheng, assistant professor, Department of Advertising

Examples of Recent Publications

  •  Hull, K., & Coffey, A. J. (2015). An exploration of shared services agreements within US local television markets. Journal of Media Business Studies12(2), 138-151.
  • Men, L. R. (2015). The internal communication role of the chief executive officer: Communication channels, style, and effectiveness. Public Relations Review41(4), 461-471.
  • Kim, J. Y., Kiousis, S., & Molleda, J. C. (2015). Use of affect in blog communication: Trust, Credibility, and Authenticity. Public Relations Review,41(4), 504-507.
  • Tao, W., & Ferguson, M. A. (2015). The Overarching Effects of Ethical Reputation Regardless of CSR Cause Fit and Information Source. International Journal of Strategic Communication9(1), 23-43.