Welcoming New Faculty
C. Erik Timmerman joins the Communication Studies faculty as Department Chair and Professor. Erik is an alumnus of our M.A. program and received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2000, he was a faculty member of the Department of Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His teaching focuses upon organizational communication, communication technology and customer service--utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods. Erik's current research projects apply communication theory and research to understand customer service as communication-based exchange and the ways that communication technologies impact students' learning and perceptions in the traditional and online college classes. His research has been published in Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Quarterly, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Media Psychology, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Journal of Online Teaching and Learnings, as well as an edited volume, chapters in books, and encyclopedia entries.
Elizabeth K. Eger joins the Communication Studies faculty as an Assistant Professor. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado Boulder. Elizabeth will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Communication, Qualitative Methods, Gender and Communication, and Work Identity, and Difference. Her current research explores difference-based organizing, including long-term ethnographies of a transgender outreach center. Elizabeth has worked as a researcher for the National Center of Women and Information Technology to advance the meaningful participation of women and underrepresented people in IT careers and education. Her research appears in Management Communication Quarterly Journal of Applied Communication Research, Anthropology & Education Quarterly and the third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication.
Lindsay Timmerman joins the Communication Studies faculty as an Associate Professor. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Lindsay teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Interpersonal Communication, Marital & Family Communication, Communication & Emotion, and the Dark Side of Close Relationships. Her research centers around close relationships, specifically focusing on stigmatized disclosure, long-distance relationships (including military marriage), family secrets, and under-studied close relationships. Lindsay's research appears in Communication Monographs, Communication Research Reports, Southern Communication Journal, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Family Relations Communication Studies, and various edited books.