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Holly Payne, Ph.D.

Holly Payne, Ph.D.
- Professor


Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, applied organizational communication, employee communication, organizational relationships, advanced interpersonal and organization communication, public speaking, business and professional speaking


Organizational dissent expression, communication competence in the workplace, intersections between interpersonal and organizational communication, democracy and voice in the workplace, influence of family communication on workplace behavior


Selected Publications:

Payne, H.J. (2014).  Examining the relationship between trust in supervisor-employee relationships
           and workplace dissent expression. Communication Research Reports, 31, 2, 131-140.


Payne, H.J., Mize Smith, J., & Newman, G.L. (2014-In Press). Social media use and on-line gaming:
           Strategies for strengthening ties between clients and donors at A Way Forward, Inc. In J.
           Mize Smith & M. W. Kramer (Eds.), Case Studies in Volunteering and NGOs, New York, NY: Peter
           Lang Publishing, Inc.


Hastings, S.O., & Payne, H.J. (2013).  Expressions of dissent in email: Qualitative insights into the
           uses and meanings of organizational dissent. Journal of Business Communication, 50 (3), 309-


Irwin, J, Payne, H. J., Hopkins, P., Davis, T. (2010). Competent Communication At Work: Strategies and
           Standards for Success. Des Moines, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Additional Information

Graduate Program Director
First Vice President, Kentucky Communication Association
Advisor, Communication Organization for Graduate Students

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
Kentucky Communication Association


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