Dr. Stephanie Dailey
Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Studies
M.A. The University of Texas at Austin, Communication Studies
B.A. Southwestern University, Communication Studies and Spanish
Organizational Communication, Empirical Research Methods, Communication Technologies in the Workplace, Training and Development
Office: Centennial Hall 325
About Dr. Dailey
Dr. Dailey’s seeks to understand how people learn about and feel part of organizations. Specifically, she is interested in issues of membership and identity across three contexts: health, social media, and training. You can find her work published in journals like Communication Monographs, , , the Journal of Communication, , and handbooks such as the Sage and Wiley’s International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Dr. Dailey’s research has also been funded by the National Science Foundation.
In addition to her research interests, Dr. Dailey has a passion for . She has taught courses in organizational communication, research methods, interviewing, professional communication, introduction to communication, interpersonal communication, and presentational speaking. Her online undergraduate course, Empirical Research Methods, won Texas State University’s 2015 , and she received the College Achievement Award for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016 and 2017. In the classroom, Dr. Dailey strives to make course material relevant and valuable to students beyond the college campus.
Dr. Dailey also enjoys being active in the academic community. She sits on the editorial board of Southern Communication Journal and and she has served as a faculty advisor for the UT Chapter of the , mentor for the Program, and student representative for the Training & Development and Organizational Communication divisions of NCA and ICA, respectively.
When she is not writing or teaching, Dr. Dailey enjoys spending time with her husband, Patrick, her toddler, Dean, and their dog, Roady. She loves to cook, listen to live music around Austin, and stay active!
Department/University Leadership and/or Service Roles
COMM 3301 Course Coordinator
I serve on the Editorial Board for Southern Communication Journal and Communication Teacher.
COMM 5319: Organizational Communication
COMM 5372: Organizational Communication Analysis
COMM 5303: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
COMM 3319: Introduction to Organizational Communication
COMM 3301: Empirical Research Methods (Online, Face-to-face)
COMM 3318s: Social Media in Organizations
Barrett, A. K., & Dailey, S. L. (in press). A new normal? Competing national cultural discourses and workers’ constructions of identity and meaningful work in Norway. Communication Monographs. doi:10.1080/03637751.2017.1372587 Monographs. doi:10.1080/03637751.2017.1372587
Burke, P. J., Dailey, S. L., Zhu, Y. (2017). Let’s work out: Communication in workplace wellness programs. International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 10, 101- 115. doi:10.1108/IJWHM-07-2016-0055
Dailey, S. L., Treem, J., & Ford, J. (2016). I communicate, therefore I belong: Processes of identification among organizational representatives. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 79, 270-299. doi:10.1177/2329490616644753
Dailey, S. L., & Zhu, Y. (2016). Communicating health at work: Organizational wellness programs as identity bridges. Health Communication. doi:10.1080/10410236.2015.1120698
Dailey, S. L. (2016). What happens before full-time employment? Internships as a mechanism of anticipatory socialization. Western Journal of Communication, 80, 453-480. doi:10.1080/10570314.2016.1159727
Treem, J., Dailey, S. L., Pierce, C., Leonardi, P. (2015). Bringing technological frames to work: How previous experience with social media shapes the technology’s meaning in an organization. Journal of Communication, 65, 396-422. doi:10.1111/jcom.12149
Recent Awards, Funding, and/or Recognition
- Awarded Texas State University’s Study-in-America Development Grant for the “Honors College Pre-Graduate Internship for Innovative Health Research (HCPI) Program” with Co-PI, Dr. Jessica Raley (2017-2018)
- Received College Achievement Award for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016 and 2017)
- Received Waveland Press Best Interactive Display Award, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (2017)
- Awarded Texas State University’s Research Enhancement Grant for the project “‘Pumping Up’ Survey Research: Boosting Participation in Texas State University’s Total Wellness Program” with Co-PI, Dr. Tricia Burke (2016-2017)
- Received Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2015)
- Received Rising Star Award from the Training & Development Division of the National Communication Association (2015)
- Received Article of the Year for “Retelling stories in organizations: Understanding the functions of narrative repetition” Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (2014)