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.
Doerfel, M.L.; Lai, C.; Chewning, L.V. (2010). The evolutionary role of interorganizational communication: Modeling social capital in disaster contexts. Human Communication Research, 36(2), p. 125-162.
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. Winner: Top Paper Organizational Communication Division.
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, 23(1/2), 33-65.
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
CC 401: Corporate, Non‐Profit, and Government Public Relations
CAS 352: Organizational Communication
CAS 100A: Effective Public Speaking
Top Paper in Organizational Communication of the National Communication Association. 2009