Ph.D. Communication, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
M.A. Communication, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
B.A. English, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Research combines theoretical and applied perspectives to further understand the role of communication in human organization, with a primary focus on networks. A secondary focus on crisis communication and ICT (information & communication technology) use emphasizes the role of influence of communication partners and channels. Field research includes interviews with New Orleans business leaders following Hurricane Katrina to examine the role of communication networks in organizational recovery.
Chenwing, L.V. (in press). Using social capital to build global health initiatives: Connecting organizations and citizen-stakeholders through social media. In T.R. Harrison & E.A. Williams (Eds.), Organizations, Health, and Communication. Expected publication late 2015. New York, NY: Routledge.
Chewning, L.V. (in press). Measuring the enactment of IRT in social media:What are organizations and stakeholders saying during crisis? In J. Blaney (Ed.), Putting image repair to the test: Quantitative applications of image restoration theory. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
Chewning, L.V. (2015). Multiple voices and multiple media: Co-constructing BP's crisis response. Public Relations Review, 41(1), 72-79. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2014.10.012
Chewning, L.V., & Doerfel, M. (2013). Integrating crisis into the organizational lifecycle through transitional networks. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(21), 39-52.
Doerfel, M.; Chewning, L.V., & Lai, C. (2013). Network Structures and IORs: The Evolution of Networks and the Resilience of Interorganizational Relationships after Disaster. Communication Monographs, 80(4), 533-559.
Chewning, L.V., Lai, C.-H., Doerfel, M. (2013). Organizational resilience following disaster: A longitudinal view of information and communication technologies use to rebuild communication structure. Management Communication Quarterly, 27(2), 237-263.
Harrison, T. R., Morgan, S. E., Chewning, L.V., Williams, E., Barbour, J., DiCorcia, M. J., Davis, L. (2011). Revisiting the worksite in worksite health campaigns: Evidence from a multisite organ donation campaign, Journal of Communication, 61, 535-555.
Morgan, S. E., Stephenson, M.,Afifi, W. A., Harrison, T. R., Long, S. D., & Chewning, L. V. (2011). The University Worksite Organ Donation Project: A comparison of two types of worksite campaigns on the willingness to donate. Clinical Transplantation, 25 (4), 600 –605.
Doerfel, M.L., Lai, C., & Chewning, L.V. (2010). The evolutionary role of interorganizational communication: Modeling social capital in disaster contexts. Human Communication Research.
Morgan, Susan E., Harrison, Tyler R., Chewning, Lisa V., DiCorcia, Mark J. & Davis, LaShara A. (2010) The effectiveness of high- and low-intensity worksite campaigns to promote organ donation: The workplace partnership for life. Communication Monographs, 77: 3, 341-356
Harrison, T. R., Morgan, S. E., & Chewning, L. V. (2008). The challenges of social marketing of organ donation: News and entertainment coverage of donation and transplantation. Health Marketing Quarterly, 25(1/2) 33-65.
Morgan, S. E., Harrison, T. R., Chewning, L. V., Davis, L., & Di Corcia, M. (2007). Entertainment (mis)education: The framing of organ donation in entertainment television. Health Communication, 22(2), 143 –152.
Lai, C., & Chewning, L. (2014). Organizing and Adaptions of Collective Grasroots Efforts for Disaster Response. Presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA.
Chewning, L.V. (2013). Dimensions of Trust in Post-Crisis Organizing. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Washington, D.C.
Chewning, L.V. (2013). Dear Diary: Mommy Blogs as Personal Narrative in an Evolving Media Landscape. Presented at the New Jersey Communication Association Conference, Madison, NJ.
Chewning, L.V. (2012). Mapping Words that Build Connections: Analyzing Stakeholder Messages in a Transitional Space. Presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Redondo Beach, CA.
Chewning, L.V. (2011). Are you getting what you came for? Evolutionary mechanisms in online social support communities. Presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, St. Petes, Florida.
Chewning, L.V., Doerfel, M., & Lai, C. (2010). Organizational resilience following disaster: A longitudinal view of information and communication technologies use to rebuild communication structures. Presented at the National Communication Association conference, San Francisco, CA.
Doerfel, M. L., Chewning, L. V., & Lai, C. (2010). Interorganizational Network Dynamics After Disaster: Evacuation, Reconnection, Rebuilding, And Re-Engaging. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Riva del Garda, Italy.
Chewning, L.V. & Doerfel, M.L. (2009). Establishing the Foundation for a Communication Theory of Transitional Space. Presented at the International Communication Association conference, Chicago, IL.
Doerfel, M.L.; Lai, C.; Chewning, L.V. (2009). The evolutionary role of interorganizational communication: Modeling social capital in disaster contexts. Presented at the National Communication Association conference, Chicago, IL.
My teaching philosophy reflects an emphasis on interactive learning and student voice. My courses are designed to facilitate student learning with techniques that encourage critical analysis and learning through action.
CC 495A: Corporate Communication Internship
CC 403W: Studies in Public Relations
CC402: Media Relations
CC 401: Corporate, Non‐Profit, and Government Public Relations
CAS 352: Organizational Communication
CAS 100A: Effective Public Speaking
W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award, International Communication Association, 2009.
Top Paper in Organizational Communication of the National Communication Association. 2009