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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, applied organizational communication, small group communication, qualitative research methods, employee communication, nonprofit communication, communication and organizational identification, business and professional speaking


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


Selected Publications
Mize Smith, J., & Sypher, B. D. (2010). Philanthropy in the workplace: How a financial
           institution communicates charitable giving values. Southern Communication Journal, 75, 370-

Thompson, B., Mize Smith, J., & Payne, H. (in press). Who we are. In R. Robinson & G. Rossetti,
           (Eds.), Examining institutional reality and fantasy: Communicating faculty acceptable behavior
           via case study contributions of the assimilation and socialization process in higher education  
New York: McGraw-Hill.

Mize Smith, J., Arendt, C., Lahman, J.B., Settle, G., & Duff, A. (2006). Framing the work of art:           Spirituality and career discourse in the nonprofit arts sector [special issue].
          mmunication Studies, 57, 25-46.

Additional Information

Marketing Director for the Southern States Communication Association
Advisor for Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
Member of the WKU Institutional Review Board

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
Southern States Communication Association
Kentucky Communication Association


View Curriculum Vitae

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