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Kuhn, Timothy R Professor


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research overview

  • I'm interested in the ways communication constitutes organizational life--a move that suggests that groups and organizations should be understood as ongoing systems of interconnected discursive practices that depend on, and generate, knowledge, identity, and conceptions of ethics. An interest in these communicative practices is translated into four more specific research themes: (1) The investigation of individual and organizational processes of “knowing,” including how these lead to learning and complex change processes; (2) Identity negotiation and conceptions of meaningfulness in work; (3) Ethical (and unethical) action in organizational settings, and (4) How groups comprised of various stakeholders collaborate and make decisions. Central to these issues is an interest in distinctly communicative forms of explanation, in which the symbolic and material intertwine in the construction and disruption of meanings.


  • Organizational communication, organization studies, communication theory, relationality, discourse, disorganization, ethics, practice theory


selected publications


courses taught

  • COMM 3210 Human Communication Theory (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 5210 Readings in Communication Theory (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 3210 Human Communication Theory (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 6940 Master's Degree Candidate (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 6950 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Summer 2018)
  • COMM 4600 Seminar: Organizational Communication (Summer 2018)
  • COMM 3210 Human Communication Theory (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 6200 Seminar: Selected Topics (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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