Undergraduate Student Awards
Fischer, K. Scholars in Service Scholarship from the WKU Center for Citizenship and Social Justice for the amount of $1,000. This money will be used for an Imagewest Internship in Ireland that promotes volunteerism, service-learning, or social activism through shopping local in Malahide, Ireland.
Imagewest, Graham, L., O’Brien, A., Bright, C., Bayer, K., Reynolds, B., Desloge, D., Vogler, E., Warfield, D., Gold Markie in Large Budget Social Media by the Professional Marketing Association.
Imagewest, Graham, L., O’Brien, A., Bright, C., Bayer, K., Reynolds, B., Desloge, D., Vogler, E., Warfield, D., Rice, B., Williams Glenn, K., Gold Markie in Branding by the Professional Marketing Association.
Imagewest, Fischer, S., Sells, H., Gold Markie in Promotional Item by the Professional Marketing Association.
Imagewest, Bayer, K., Reynolds, B., Desloge, D., Williams Glenn, K. Gold Markie in Event Campaign by the Professional Marketing Association.
Imagewest, Williams Glenn, K., Silver Markie in Event Campaign by the Professional Marketing Association.
Warfield, D., Allen Reed Professional Development Award from the Professional Marketing Association due to his work with Imagewest.
Harris, Will. Student Government Association President. 2019-20.
Harris, Will. WKU Spirit Master. 2019-20.
Linton, Ryan. Dean's Council of Students. 2019-20
Lyons, Elizabeth. WKU Spirit Master. 2019-20.
Morris, Kimber. Dean’s Council of Students. 2019-20.
Henderson, Andrew. Editor. WKU Herald. 2017-18.
Student Conference Presentations
Lyons, M.M., Carr, S., & Ishii, K. (2019, March). Media richness theory and communication technology in the past decade. Paper presented at Comm50Con. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY.
Carr, S. (2019). REI's #Optoutside campaign. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention: Baltimore, MD.
Lever, K. (2018). The nonprofit collegiate absurdity association: a rhetorical analysis of the discrepancy between NCAA plicy and practice. Competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention: Salt Lake City, UT.
Carter, C. & Adams, M. The Effect of Leadership Communication within Sororities. Presented at the 28th annual Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference, Nashville, TN. April 4-8, 2018.
Adkins, E. & Short, G. This Song Speaks to Me: An Analysis of Storytelling in Music. Presented at the 28th annual Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference, Nashville, TN. April 4-8, 2018.
King, L. & Carr, S. Motivations and Emotional Expressions in Musical Creation and Performance. Presented at the 28th annual Theodore Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference, Nashville, TN. April 4-8, 2018.
Graduate Student Thesis Chairing
Payne, H. - Mary (Katie) Lever, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Thompson, B. - Katie Prewitt, Spring 2018
Sterk, H. - Marshall Covert, Spring 2018
Payne, H. - Scott Branton, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Payne, H. - Gavin Kirkwood, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Ishii, K., Lyons, M.M., & Carr, S.A. (2019). Revisiting media richness theory for today and future. Journal of Human Behavior & Emerging Technologies, 1, 124-131.
Awards & Honors
Ishii, K., Spence, P., & Hodges, W. R. Quick Turn Around Grant (QTRG) for Identity Development Research Project, Potter College, Western Kentucky University, spring 2019 ($2,320.59)
Vicki S. Bagwell. PRSA Foundation Diversity Awareness Campaign (one student team) received Honorable Mention from PRSSA; Hope Harbor, Awareness Campaign for Sexual Assualt Services and Donate Life Kentucky, Awareness for Organ Donation, 2017-2018 (two student teams); two campaigns earned PRSA Nashville Certificates of Merit in 2019
Bagwell, V. Undergraduate Mentor Award, Kentucky Communication Association (KCA), Sept. 2018.
Ishii, K. The Best of B.E.S.T. Presentation Award, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association.
Ishii, K. Faculty Research Sabbatical for Fall 2017, Western Kentucky University.
Grants & Fellowships
Quick Turn-Around Grant Award, Potter College of Arts and Letters, Western Kentucky University, for Librarians' Identification Project at Harward University, 2019 ($2,320.59).
Ishii, K. Faculty Relationship Professional Development Funds for Research Projects, Department of Communication.
Payne, H. FUSE Grant Recipient with Emily Adkins, $3000 from Office of Sponsored Programs.
Ishii, K. ($7,968). Research and Creative Activity Program II Award (Principal Investigator), Western Kentucky University, for multinational organization projects.
Kirkwood, G., Payne, H.J., & Mazer, J. (2019-In Press). Examining the use of humor and resistance in the #justiceforbradswife Twitter campaign. Communication Studies.
Mize Smith, J. (in press). Think Pink! Dialectical tensions in survivor discourse about corporate support of breast canser awareness. International Journal of Business Communication.
Ishii, K. (2019 – Under Review). Glass ceiling in multinational organizations?: Managing barriers to career advancement of local members.
Jerome, A.M., & Keil, L.J. (2019). Strategic communication in crisis: Winning may (not) be everything. In A.H. Hormore, L.W. Long, & M. Javidi (Eds.) Handbook of research on strategic communication, leadership, and conflict management in modern organizations. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Jerome, A.M. (2019). We're a country of secodn changes: Discourse of renewal in the hiring of disgraced collegiate athletics coaches.
Irwin, J., Hopkins, P., Payne, H.J., & Spence, P. (2018). Competent Communication at Work: Strategies and Standards for Success, 3rd Edition. Des Moines, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Ishii, K. (In Press, Published online first in July, 2018). Subordinate's account-giving in the eyes of the manager: Successful management of failing events in multinational organizations (MNOs). The International Journal of Business Communication.
Ishii, K. (2018). Expected feedback and successful adaptation to a multinational organization (MNO): A comparison between American and Japanese employees. The Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 28, 303-322.
Mize Smith, J., Payne, H.J., Everson, K.K., & Newman, IV, G.L. (2018). Measuring stakeholder identification with nonprofit causes: The development and validation of the identification with social causes scale. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 27, 30-45.
Kirkwood, G., & Payne, H.J. (2018). Mutual screening: Implications for applicants and employers in the digital age. Communication and Social Media: Case Studies Across Personal and Professional Relationships, Oxford University Press.
Kong, J., & Broome, B. J. (mid-2018). The cultural context of peace and conflict communication: Peacebuilding as an emergent and localized culture-making process. In S. Roy (Ed.), Global handbook of conflict and peace communication: Contemporary contexts. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Kong, J. (2018). Encountering karma: The transgressive adventures of a Korean-born TCK pedagogue in the US South. In A. Atay, & S. Toyosaki (Eds.), Critical intercultural communication pedagogy. Landham, MD: Lexington Books.
Mazer, J., & Thompson, B. (In press). Student academic support in the smartphone era: changes in mode selection. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education.
Shaluta, C.P., (chapter author) “Advertising for the Curious: Why Study Advertising?” Chapter entitled Time to Rebrand Advertising? Canberra, Australia, The Curious Academic Publishing. Published as a paperback in April, 2018.
Thompson, B., & Ellis, C. (accepted). Student academic support: Connecting across modes of communication. In J.P. Mazer (Ed.), Communication and social media: Case studies across personal and professional relationships.
Thompson, B., Rudick, K., Kerssen-Giepp, J., & Golsan, K. (2018). Navigating instructional dialects: Empirical exploration of paradox in teaching. Communication Education, 67(1), 7-30. DOI: 10.1080/03634512.2017.1388527
Payne, H. J., Buckner, M., & A. Ledbetter. (2018). Family communication patterns as predictors of organizational dissent: A replication study. Communication Studies, 69, 326-335.
Payne, H.J., Jerome, A., Thompson., & Mazer, J. (2018). Relationship-building and message planning: An exploration of media challenges and communication strategies during school crises at the P-12 Level. PR Review, 44, 820-828.
Payne, H.J. (2018). Writing for Dear Abby. In J.S. Seiter, J. Peeples, & M.L. Sanders (Eds). Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) in Communication. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's.
Jerome, A.M., & Russell, M. (2018). The rhetoric of sorrow: A case study of Tony Stewart's response to the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. Western Journal of Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10570314.2018.1440000
Ishii, K. (2017 Online First). Subordinate’s account-giving in the eyes of the manager: Successful management of failing events in multinational organizations (MNOs). The International Journal of Business Communication.
Ishii, K., Rife, T., & Kagawa, N. (2017). Technology-driven gratifications sought through text- messaging among college students in the U.S. and Japan. Computers in Human Behavior, 69, 396-404.
Kong, J., & Broome, B. J. (2017). Beyond dialogue: Conflict transformation through ritual. In T. G. Matyok, & P. M. Kellet (Eds.), Communication and conflict transformation: Local to global engagements (pp. 111-137). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Mazer, J., & Thompson, B. (2017). The validity of the parental academic support scale: Associations among relational and family involvement outcomes. International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education. 4(1/2), 120-132.
Rowland, R. C., & Jerome, A. M. (2017). Apologies. In C. R. Scott, L. K. Lewis, J. Barker, J. Keyton, T. Kuhn, & P. Turner (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Wiley-Blackwell.
Thompson, B., Jerome, A., Payne, H. J., Kirby, G., Mazer, J. P., & Pfohl, B. (2017). Analyzing postcrisis challenges and strategies associated with school shootings: An Application of Discourse of Renewal Theory. Communication Studies, 68(5), 533-51. DOI: 10.1080/10510974.2017.1373370
Thompson, B., Mazer, J. P., Payne, H. J., Jerome, a., Kirby, G., & Pfohl, B. (2017). Social media and active shooter events: A school crisis communication challenge. Qualitative Research Reports in communication, 18(1), 8-17. DOI: 10.1080/17459435.2016.1247111
Professor Conference Presentations
Payne, H.J. (2019, April). Making "the ask" to internal stakeholders: The influence of organizational identification on university faculty and staff giving. Southern States Communication Association, Montgomery, AL. Co-authored with Haley Ashley and Jennifer Mize Smith.
Mize Smith, J. & Ashley, H.M. (2019, April). Making 'the ask' to internal stakeholders: The influence of organizational identification or university faculty and staff giving. Paper competitively selected by the Applied Communication Division and presented at the annual meeting of the southern States Communication Association, Montgomery, AL.
Ishii, K. (2018, November). Glass ceiling in multinational organizations?: Barriers to career advancement of local members. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
Ishii, K. (2018, May). Computer-based receptionist as a social actor: Exploring CASA effect for successful employee recruitment. Paper accepted for the preconference of the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.
Payne, H.J. (2018, November). A CCO approach to diversity management: Examining the inter(play) of contradictions, tensions and paradoxes at Southern U. Submission for the National Communication Association Convention, Salt Lake City, UT. Co-authored with Schoot Branton.
Payne, H.J. (2018, November). Helicopter parenting as a function of family conformity and conversation. Submission for the National Communication Association Convention, Salt Lake City, UT. Co-authored with Emily Adkins.
Mize Smith, J. (2018, April). Think Pink! Dialectical tensions in survivor discourse about corporate support of breast cancer awareness. Paper competitively selected by the Applied Communication Division and presented at the annual meeting of the Southern States Communication Association, Nashville, TN. Awarded Top Paper in Applied Communication.
Thompson, B. Editorial board Member for Journal of Communication Pedagogy.
Vicki S. Bagwell
PRSA Foundation’s Focus on Diversity 2018-2019 (2 teams)
Bowling Green Backpack Program 2018-2019 (1 team)
Lost River Cave 2018-2019 (1 team)
Bingocize PR/Marketing Counsel Session, March 2019 – Conducted creative brainstorm with Dr. Jason Crandall, Director and Associate Professor, Kristeen Owens, Manager, and Ken Payne regarding the public relations and marketing needs of the Center for Applied Science I Health and Agig (CASHA). The organization works with grant funding to promote varied areas of exercise science including Bingocize.
Communication, WKU CAPE PR, AY 18-19
Communication, Co-Chair Faculty Continuance Committee, January 2019
Network with Nonprofits, Workshop Consultant for PRSA Nashville-sponsored event, Provided public relations counsel to non-profits, June 2019.
Undergraduate Independent Study, Robert Smith, Advanced Organizational Communication, Fall 2019
Journal Reviewer, Management Communication Quarterly, 2011-2019
Conference Paper Reviewer, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Executive Board Member, WKU Straegic Plan Implementation Committee, 2019-current
Department of Communication Achievements (2006-2019)