Dr. John C. Meyer
Dr. John C. Meyer
Ph.D., University of Kansas, Communication Studies
M.A., University of Kansas, Communication Studies
B.S., Phillips University, Mass Communication
CMS 312: Interviewing
CMS 320: Business and Professional Speaking
CMS 330: Small Group Communication
CMS 410: Organizational Communication I
CMS 420: Organizational Communication II
CMS 425: Communication and Conflict Resolution
CMS 450: Seminar on Communication and Organizational Culture
CMS 610: Problems in Organizational Communication
CMS 725: Seminar on Organizational Communication Cultures
CMS 745: Seminar on Humor and Communication Research
CMS 809: Seminar on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
HON 301: Prospectus Writing
Currently studying how humor in communication influences relationships, persuasion, and organizational culture; also exploring how children’s communication strategies in day care centers enact organizational and family values.
(2015). Understanding Humor through Communication: Why Be Funny, Anyway? Lanham, MD: Lexington.
(2003). Kids Talking: Learning Relationships and Culture With Children. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 0-7425-2706-9
(2009). Unity in response to mystery: Uniting diverse views to plan worship. Journal of Communication and Religion, 32, 62-92.
(2004). Organizational discourse and citizenship: A special issue introduction. Southern Communication Journal, 69, 183-187.
(2002). Organizational communication assessment: Fuzzy methods and the accessibility of symbols. Management Communication Quarterly, 15, 472-479.
(2000). Humor as a double-edged sword: Four functions of humor in communication. Communication Theory, 10 (3), 310-331.
(1997). Humor in member narratives: Uniting and dividing at work. Western Journal of Communication, 61, 188-208.
(2012). Humor functions in communication. In R. L. DiCioccio (Ed.), Humor Communication: Theory, impact, and outcomes. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt (pp. 21-33).
(2012). Humor as personal relationship enhancer: Positivity for the long term. In T. J. Socha & M. J. Pitts (Eds.), The positive side of interpersonal communication. New York: Peter Lang (pp. 161-177).
(2009). Kids, parents, and organization: Cooperation and conflict in a child development center culture. In T. J. Socha & G. H. Stamp (Eds.), Parents and children communicating with society: Managing relationships outside of home. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis (pp. 38-55).
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