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.

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

Assistant professor at Pepperdine University.

  • B. Aubrey Fisher Award, top article in Western Journal of Communication
  • Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  • Top Paper, Nonverbal Communication Division, NCA
  • Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  • Top Paper, Group Communication Division, NCA
  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association