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dr. stephanie dailey

Dr. Stephanie Dailey

Assistant Professor

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
Phone: 512.245.4471

About Dr. Dailey

Dr. Stephanie Dailey is an Assistant Professor in the department of Communication Studies at Texas State University. As an organizational communication scholar, her time is divided between research, teaching, and service.

Dr. Dailey’s research 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, Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, the Journal of Communication, Communication Teacher, Health Communication, and handbooks such as the Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication 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 teaching. 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 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, 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 Communication Teacher, and she has served as a faculty advisor for the UT Chapter of the Association for Women in Communication, mentor for the Intellectual Entrepreneurship 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.

Courses Taught

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

Representative Publications

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)