Awards & Honors
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
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.
Payne, H. J., Mize Smith, J., Everson, K., Newman, G. (In press, 2019). Measuring stakeholder identification with nonprofit causes: The development and validation of the identification with social causes scale. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 27.
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.
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.
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
Offices Held in Organizations
Thompson, B. 2nd President for the Central States Communication Association.
Sterk, H. Association of Communication Administration, President, Board member. Liaison to the National Communication Association.
Sterk, H. Kentucky Communication Association, Executive Director.
Sterk, H. Member of the Resolutions Committee. National Communication Association.
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.
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.
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.
Thompson, B. Editorial board Member for Journal of Communication Pedagogy.
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
Honors Students Conference Presentations
Carter, C. Mary Adams. 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. Gabrielle Short. 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. Sabrina Carr. 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.
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.
Department of Communication Achievements (2006-2019)