Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Assistant Professor


105 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061




Department Membership



  • Public Relations

Professional Activities

  • International Communication Association
  • International Association of Language and Social Psychology
  • Public Relations Society of America (Blue Ridge Chapter)
  • Strongpoint Marketing, Public Relations Consultant
  • Associated Graduate Students in Communication (AGSC), The University of Arizona, former President


  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona
  • M.S., Northwestern University
  • B.A. in Communication, DePaul University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Communication, 2013, 2014 

    Department of Communication Travel Scholarship, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Selected Publications


    Smith, Stephanie A., editor. Recruitment, Retention, and Engagement of a Millennial Workforce. Lexington Books, 2008.

    Smith, Stephanie. Careers in Media and Communication. SAGE Publications, 2018.


    Smith, S. A., Patmos, A. K., & Pitts, M. J. (2015). Communication and teleworking: A study of communication channel satisfaction, personality, and job satisfaction for teleworking employees. International Journal of Business Communication.

    Smith, S.A. (2015). Understanding and improving employee communication satisfaction. Crisis Management Strategies & Tactics. New York: PR News Press.

    Smith, S. A., & Brunner, S. R. (2015). The great whoosh: Analyzing an online health narrative through communication privacy management. Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2014.930551

    Pitts, M. J., Fowler, C., Fisher, C., Smith, S. A. (2014). Politeness strategies in imagined conversation openers about elder care. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 33, 27–46.