Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Assistant Professor

Office

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

Phone

540-231-7137

Email

Department Membership

Communication

Expertise

  • 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

Education

  • 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

    Books

    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.

    Articles

    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.