Karen Myers

Associate Professor
Organizational Communication

Contact Phone

805-893-3278

Office Location

SSMS 4141

Specialization

Organizational Communication, Organizational Socialization/Assimilation, Vocational Anticipatory Socialization, Organizational Identification, Organizational Knowledge, Workplace Relationships, Workplace Emotions, Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

Bio

Karen K. Myers received her PhD in 2005 from Arizona State University. Her primary areas of research involve organizational communication with a focus on organizational socialization and assimilation, organizational knowledge, identity, emotion management, conflict, and leadership. High reliability organizations offer a theoretically and socially important context for her investigation. Much of her work focuses on examining how group processes influence member integration and performance proficiency. Other areas of inquiry include health communication and marketing. Her work appears in journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, Applied Journal of Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, and Communication Monographs. She was the 2006 winner of the W. Charles Redding Award for the Outstanding Dissertation in Organizational Communication.