Johny Garner

Communication Studies
MOUS 304 | 817-257-4094

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Ph.D., Texas A&M University

M.A., Abilene Christian University

B.A., Abilene Christian University

Courses Taught

COMM 30163 - Organizational Communication
COMM 40123 - Internship
COMM 60153 - Topics in Communication - Power & Incivility in Organization
COMM 60163 – Organizational Communication
UNPR 10211 - Intro to University Life
HCOL 40033 - Nature of Values - Democracy in the Workplace

Areas of Focus

Organizational communication: supervisor-subordinate communication, group processes in organizations, organizational dynamics in churches and other nonprofit organizations.

  1. Sunday Democracies: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Members’ Perceptions of Church Authority and Organizational Dissent. Journal of Applied Communication Research.
  2. Open Doors and Iron Cages: Management Responses to Employee Dissent. International Journal of Business Communication.
  3. Different Ways to Disagree: A Study of Organizational Dissent to Explore Connections between Mixed Methods Research and Engaged Scholarship.  Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
  4. Nothing to Laugh About: Student Interns’ Use of Humor in Response to Workplace Dissatisfaction. Southern Communication Journal.
  5. Changes in Eye Contact and Attraction Scores Relative to Ostracism and Dissent. Small Group Research.
  6. Dissenters, managers, and coworkers:  The process of co-constructing organizational dissent and dissent effectiveness. Management Communication Quarterly.
  7. Making waves at work: Perceived effectiveness and appropriateness of organizational dissent messages. Management Communication Quarterly.
  8. When things go wrong at work: An exploration of organizational dissent messages.  Communication Studies.

Assistant professor at Pepperdine University.

  1. B. Aubrey Fisher Award, top article in Western Journal of Communication
  2. Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  3. Top Paper, Nonverbal Communication Division, NCA
  4. Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  5. Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  1. National Communication Association
  2. International Communication Association