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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith, Associate Professor

Stephanie Smith, Assistant Professor
Stephanie Smith, Associate Professor

School of Communication
105 Shanks Hall
181 Turner Street, NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-7137 |

Stephanie Smith is an associate professor in the School of Communication. 

  • Public Relations
  • PhD, The University of Arizona
  • MS, Northwestern University
  • BA in Communication, DePaul University
  • 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
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Communication, 2013, 2014 
  • Department of Communication Travel Scholarship, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014


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.

Journal 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.

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