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Department of Communication Staff - Jennifer Mize Smith

Jennifer Mize Smith, Ph.D.

Jennifer Mize Smith, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:  FAC 102
Phone:  (270)745-5147


Organizational communication, small group communication, qualitative research methods, nonprofit communication, communication and organizational identification


Organizational identification, work identity, corporate philanthropy, fundraising discourse, communication processes in nonprofit organizational contexts, voluntourism


Selected Publications

Mize Smith, J., & Payne, H. J. (2017). Social capital. In C.R. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), The international
           encyclopedia of organizational communication
(pp. 2167-2177). West Sussex, UK: John Wiley &
           Sons. ­­­­­­­­doi: 10.1002/9781118955567.wbieoc189

Mize Smith, J., & Kramer, M. W. (Eds.) (2015). Case studies of nonprofit organizations and volunteers.
New York, NY: Peter Lang. 

Mize Smith, J. (2013). Philanthropic identity at work: Employer influences on the charitable giving
           attitudes and behaviors of employees. Journal of Business Communication, 50,128-151.

Additional Information

Past Marketing Director for the Southern States Communication Association
Editorial Board Member of Management Communication Quarterly, International Journal of Business Communication, and Southern Communication Journal
Past Chair of the WKU Institutional Review Board


Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
Southern States Communication Association
Kentucky Communication Association


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