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Undergraduate Student Awards

2018

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.

2017

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.


Undergraduate Achievements

2020

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.

2018

Henderson, Andrew. Editor. WKU Herald. 2017-18.


Honors Students Conference Presentations

2018

Team 1:

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.

Team 2:

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.

Team 3:

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

2018

Payne, H. - Mary (Katie) Lever, Fall 2017-Spring 2018

Thompson, B. - Katie Prewitt, Spring 2018

Sterk, H. - Marshall Covert, Spring 2018

2017

Payne, H. - Scott Branton, Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Payne, H. - Gavin Kirkwood, Fall 2016-Spring 2017


Student/Professor Publications

2019

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

2019

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

2018

Bagwell, V. Undergraduate Mentor Award, Kentucky Communication Association (KCA), Sept. 2018.

2017

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

2019

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.

2018

Ishii, K. Faculty Relationship Professional Development Funds for Research Projects, Department of Communication.

2017

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.


Publications

2019

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.

Ishii, K. (2019 – Under Review). Glass ceiling in multinational organizations?: Managing barriers to career advancement of local members.

2018

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.

2017

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

2019

Vicki S. Bagwell. PRSA MBA Retention Committee Chair, May 2019

Vicki S. Bagwell. PRSA MBA/ Buisness School Committee, Feburary 2017 to May 2019

Vicki S. Bagwell. Served as Faculty Coordinator for the PRSA certificate in Principles in PR

2017

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

2019

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.

2018

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.


Editorial Boards

2017

Thompson, B. Editorial board Member for Journal of Communication Pedagogy.


Miscellaneous

Faculty/Staff

2017-2019

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.

Kumi Ishii

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)


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