Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Assistant Professor


105 Shanks Hall
181 Turner St. 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

Awards and Honors

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

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

Selected Publications


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.