Curriculum Vitae

Shawn T. Wahl, Ph. D.

Dean, Reynolds College of Arts and Letters
Missouri State University
Craig Hall, Room 106
901 South National Avenue
Springfield, MO  65897
1-417-836-5296
ShawnWahl@MissouriState.edu

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Summary of Leadership Experience:

  • 20 years of experience in higher education as Dean, Interim Dean, Department Head, founding Director of Graduate Studies, and President of the Central States Communication Association
  • 10 years of administrative experience at Missouri State University under the leadership of President Smart and Provost Einhellig
  • Member of President’s Cabinet/Administrative Council
  • Member of Academic Leadership Council
  • Co-Chair, University Long Range Plan (LRP) (2021-2026)
  • Executive Producer, Tent Theatre
  • Accreditation Chair, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Experienced corporate communication consultant and executive leadership coach in a variety of organizations (e.g., commodity trading, mining, oil and gas, health care)

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Received and secured the largest scholarship gift (eight-figure) in Missouri State University history to name the Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters
  • Raised private money for the John Goodman Amphitheatre at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park (seven-figure)
  • Led and facilitated naming of the Robert and Margaret Carolla Arts Exhibition Center (six-figure)
  • Served as President of the Central States Communication (CSCA), completed term (2014-2017)
  • Provided leadership and guidance to faculty-led external funding: U.S. Department of Education (sevenfigure) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (six-figure)
  • Completed Management Development Program (MDP), Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Earned the Distinguished Article Award: Instructional Development Division (IDD) National Communication Association (NCA), 2021
  • Cultivated a robust research program focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education as a first-generation student, member of a marginalized community, and scholar working in higher education leadership

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE). 2022 (accepted)
Harvard University Graduate School of Graduation

Management Development Program (MDP). 2016
Harvard University Graduate School of Graduation

Program Experience:

  • Navigated fiscal decision-making by becoming familiar with financial structures and economic concepts found in higher education
  • Learned budget and strategy skills needed to navigate complex institutional environments
  • Developed the capacity to adapt toward greater individual and group effectiveness
  • Maximized team building skills
  • Learned the frameworks, tools, and skills required to manage negotiations effectively
  • Explored proactive steps to transform colleges and universities into truly inclusive institutions, foster success for all students, and support faculty and staff from a range of backgrounds
  • Explored characteristics of effective and ethical leadership

EDUCATION

PH.D. 2003
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Communication Studies
Concentrations: Communication Studies and Educational Psychology

M.A. 1999
Texas Tech University, Department of Communication Studies
Concentrations: Communication Studies and Instructional Communication

B.A. 1997
Angelo State University, Department of Communication, Drama, and Journalism
Majors: Communication and English

HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Missouri State University

Dean (2017-current):

Dean, Reynolds College of Arts and Letters (2019-current)
Interim Dean, Reynolds College of Arts and Letters (2017-2019)

Serve as Dean of the Reynolds College of Arts and Letters that houses seven academic departments, professional centers, and facilities.

Experience:
  • Manage complex cost-center budget supporting academic programs and professional centers (eight-figure)
  • Facilitate private funding and donor agreements (eight-figure)
  • Manage grants and external funding (seven-figure)
  • Coordinate new construction and major renovations (eight-figure)
  • Cultivate alumni and donor relationships (eight-figure)
  • Support college diversity, equity, and inclusion council
  • Manage enrollment
  • Review undergraduate and graduate program curriculum
  • Oversee undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, retention, assessment, and advising
  • Conduct faculty annual reviews/tenure and promotion across multiple disciplines
  • Facilitate faculty and staff professional development programs (teaching, scholarly/creative endeavor, and service)
Accomplishments:
  • Achieved the largest scholarship gift in university history to name the Judith Enyeart Reynolds College of Arts and Letters
  • Inspired the John Goodman Amphitheatre at the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park
  • Guided naming of the Robert and Margaret Carolla Arts Exhibition Center
  • Secured All-Steinway School Funding
  • Guided naming of C. Minor Recital Hall
  • Increased Missouri Fine Arts Academy Endowment
  • Supported Guy Mace Art Collection
  • Finalized Wallace Poetry Endowment
  • Coordinated Ellis Hall Renovation and the naming of Hamra Hall
Academic Department Head and School Director Experience (2009-2017):

Department Head, Communication Studies (2012-2017)
Co-Director, School of Communication Studies (2012-2017)

Served as Department Head of Communication with 24 full-time faculty, including a team of program directors
and part-time instructional staff.

Served as Co-Director of the School of Communication Studies that houses Mass Media, Journalism, Film, Communication Studies, Center for Dispute Resolution, University Debate Team, Weekly Campus Newspaper, and Campus Media Production Studios.

Experience:
  • Managed budget supporting undergraduate and graduate programs for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Increased enrollment
  • Facilitated diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Developed alumni and community relations
  • Coordinated undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Organized course schedules
  • Improved undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, retention, assessment and advising
  • Performed faculty annual reviews/tenure and promotion reviews
  • Guided faculty professional development programs (teaching, scholarly/creative endeavor, and service)
Accomplishments:
  • Selected as advisor to the National Communication Association’s Lumina Foundation-funded Learning Outcomes in Communication (LOC) project
  • Facilitated faculty-driven design and implementation of online undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Increased enrollment by more than 10% in majors
  • Recognized as Undergraduate Communication Program of Distinction, Central States Communication Association (2015)
  • Received the rating of “Strong Program” by the National Communication Association President’s Task Force for the Advocacy of Communication in the Academy (2014)

Angelo State University

Department Head, Communication, Mass Media, and Theatre (2009-2012)

Served as Department Head of three undergraduate programs in Communication, Mass Media, and Theatre, a minor in Public Relations, and a graduate program in Communication with 17 full-time faculty and lecturers.

Experience:
  • Managed budget supporting Communication, Mass Media, and Theatre programs for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Coordinated undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Overhauled course scheduling
  • Improved undergraduate and graduate student recruitment, retention, assessment, and advising
  • Increased fundraising
  • Performed faculty annual reviews/tenure and promotions
  • Guided faculty professional development programs (teaching, scholarly/creative endeavor, and service)
Accomplishments:
  • Chaired the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Compliance Certification Steering Committee
  • Inspired faculty-driven design and implementation of online undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Increased enrollment by more than 10% in majors
  • Accomplished renovation of the ASU Modular Theatre (one of only six on U.S. college campuses)
  • Guided renovation of the ASU Auditorium and major rigging upgrade (400+ seat proscenium theatre)
  • Achieved renovation of the Ram TV studio (purchase and installation of new virtual set)

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

Graduate Program Director Experience (2004-2009)
Founding Director of Graduate Studies (2004-2009)

Experience:
  • Designed new graduate program, Master of Arts (MA) in Communication
  • Chaired student recruitment and assessment
  • Proposed and implemented budget
  • Managed course scheduling
  • Supervised program admissions
Accomplishments:
  • Established Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) funding
  • Spearheaded Long Range Plan, Office of the President (Momentum 2015)
  • Appointed Presidential Scholar Advisor, Office of the President
  • Coordinated American Democracy Project, Office of the Provost
  • Facilitated First Amendment Theme, American Democracy Project, Office of the Provost

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

Central States Communication Association (CSCA) (2014-2017)

  • Elected president (2014-2017) of the largest regional communication association in the United States and the fourth largest academic communication association in the world. CSCA is an academic organization of communication professionals including college and university professors, students, and K-12 educators.
  • CSCA was founded in 1931 to promote the communication discipline in educational, scholarly, and professional endeavors. The association, which consists of the 13 Midwestern states, is governed by an Executive Committee and is legislated by its constitution and bylaws.
Experience:
  • Immediate Past President, (2017)
  • President, (2016)
  • 1st Vice-President, (2015)
  • 2nd Vice-President, (2014)
Accomplishments:
  • Served in advisory role, Executive Committee (2017)
  • Planned undergraduate honors conference, Chair, Executive Committee (2016)
  • Designed primary conference program, Executive Committee (2015)
  • Facilitated pre-conference program, Executive Committee (2014)

CORPORATE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Glencore International, PLC (2007-2009)

Corporate Communication Consultant and Executive Coach

Served as Corporate Communication Consultant and Executive Coach for one of the largest global diversified
natural resource companies in the world. Glencore is one of the world’s leading diversified natural resource
companies, producing, and trading more than 90 commodities.

Experience:
  • Assigned to alumina and aluminum production site
  • Conducted communication audits
  • Designed leadership development programs
  • Guided employee relations efforts
  • Facilitated community meetings
  • Composed press releases
  • Analyzed crisis communication plans
  • Produced corporate videos
Accomplishments:
  • Developed and implemented communication and public relations department
  • Developed and implemented employee safety and communication training programs
  • Designed and delivered leadership development programs
  • Advised executive team during downsizing
  • Advised executive team on all internal and external communication

CHRISTUS Spohn Health Care System (2003-2009)

Organizational Communication Consultant and Executive Coach

Served as Organizational Communication Consultant and Executive Coach for the largest health care system in South Texas. Consisting of six hospital campuses and six family health centers, the health system is consistently ranked as a healthcare leader in the area and has received national recognition for several pioneering programs, including cardiac care, clinical excellence, and oncology.

Experience:
  • Coached President/CEO and Vice President of People and Culture
  • Managed service excellence and patient satisfaction
  • Guided strategic planning
  • Reviewed diversity, equity, and inclusion programs
  • Facilitated leadership programs
  • Presented at all-system retreats
  • Analyzed crisis communication plans
  • Produced corporate videos
Accomplishments:
  • Developed and implemented a system-wide new employee orientation program
  • Designed and delivered system-wide leadership institute
  • Designed and delivered system-wide service excellence and patient satisfaction program
  • Advised executive team on system-wide patient satisfaction and service excellence efforts
  • Advised executive team on all internal and external communication plans

FACULTY/TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Missouri State University (2012-current)
Professor of Communication with tenure

UniCesumar, Maringa, Brazil (February 2017)
International Guest Scholar

Universidad de La Sabana, Bogota, Colombia (May 2014)
International Guest Scholar

Angelo State University, Texas Tech University System (2009-2012)
Professor of Communication with tenure

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi (2007-2009)
Associate Professor of Communication with tenure

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi (2002-2007)
Assistant Professor of Communication

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2000-2001)
Associate Director of the Basic Communication Course

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1999-2000)
Assistant Director of the Basic Communication Course

Texas Tech University (1998-1999)
Graduate Teaching Assistant

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

Leadership and Service Awards:

  • Outstanding Service Award, Central States Communication Association, 2021.
  • Springfield Business Journal (SBJ) Men of the Year Award, Missouri State University, Nominee, 2020.
  • 417 Magazine 40 under 40 Award, Missouri State University, Nominee, 2014.
  • Outstanding Service Award, Central States Communication Association, 2010.
  • Faculty Recognition Award, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Leadership Institute, 2005.

Research Awards:

  • Distinguished Article Award: Instructional Development Division (IDD) National Communication Association (NCA), 2021. Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective.
  • National Book Award: Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA), 2020. Business and Professional Communication: KEYS to Workplace Excellence.
  • Recognition in Faculty Research, Mind’s Eye Research Magazine, Missouri State University, 2014.
  • Presidential Excellence Award in Research, Angelo State University, 2012.
  • Presidential Excellence Award in Research, Nominee, Angelo State University, 2011.
  • Melissa Beall Top Panel Award, Central States Communication Association, 2011.
  • Top Paper Award, Central States Communication Association, 2007.

Teaching Awards:

  • State Educator of the Year, Texas Speech Communication Association, 2008.
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Student Affairs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, 2008.
  • College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Texas Tech University, 1998.

SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Books:

Wahl, S.T. (with S. Spates, T. Avtgis., & A. Rancer). (in progress). Organizational communication: Strategies for success. (3rd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wahl, S.T. (with E. Morris). (2022). Persuasion in your life. (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Wahl, S.T. (with L. Brazeal & M. Butland). (2020). Public speaking: Essentials for excellence. (8th ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wahl, S.T. (with D. Ivy). (2019). Nonverbal communication for a lifetime. (3rd ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wahl, S.T. (with A. Edwards, C. Edwards & S. Myers). (2019). The communication age: Connecting and engaging. (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wahl, S.T. (with K. Miller) (2019). Business and professional communication: Keys for workplace excellence. (4th. ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. **Recipient of the 2020 Textbook Excellence Award from the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA).

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Simmons & J. McCune). (2018). Intercultural communication and culture in your life. (2nd ed). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wahl, S.T. (with M. Maresh-Fuehrer). (2016). Public relations principles: Strategies for professional success. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Chapters:

Wahl, S.T. (with S. Spates). (2021). Casing nonverbal communication on the screen: A leadership story. In C. Liberman & J.S. Wrench (Eds.), Casing Nonverbal Communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Simmons). (2018). Presidential spotlight: Dialogues on disciplinary foundation—Envisioning communication as central to survival, Communication Studies, 69 (1), 1-3, DOI: 10.1080/10510974.2018.1427188

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Simmons & S. Spates). (2017). Focusing on diversity and civic callings: A graduate teaching assistant training. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 41(1), 26-30.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. McBride). (2017). Business Communication. In M. Allen (Ed.), Sage Encyclopedia of Research Methods. Sage Publishers.

Wahl, S.T. (with K. Bergen, C. McBride, S. Norander & T. Robinson). (2016). Social identities in the college classroom. In P. Witt (Ed.), Handbook of Communication Science Vol. 16: Communication and Learning. De Gruyter Mouton.

Wahl, S.T. (K. Williams, K. Berkos & L. Disbrow) (2016). “Diversity matters” continued: student learning outcomes in communication. Communication Education, 65 (4), 488-490. doi:10.1080/03634523.2016.1202999

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Simmons). (2016). Rethinking inclusion and diversity in communication education research. Communication Education, 65(2), 232–235. doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1098711

Wahl, S.T. (with A. Aldridge-Sanford). (2015). Making the move: Tips for externally hired chairs. The Department Chair, 26 (1), 6-7.

Wahl, S.T. (with Simmons, J.) (2014). Are diversity and inclusion efforts in higher education working? An intercultural communication perspective. Communication Currents, 9 (1), http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsIssue.aspx?volume=9&issue=1

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Simmons, R. Lowry-Hart & C. McBride) (2013). Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective. Communication Education, 62 (4), 376-394.
**Recipient of the 2021 Instructional Development Division (IDD) Distinguished Article Award from the National Communication Association (NCA).

Wah, S.T. (with D. Ivy) (2009) “Let Me Work the Kinks Out of Your Neck”: The Story of Jared and Chris. In E. Kirby & C. McBride (Eds.), Gender Actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Kendal Hunt Publishing.

Wahl, S.T. (2008). Contemporary scholarship in political communication. Review of Communication ,8 (3), 322-323.

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Jozwiak & S. Wolf-Murphy) (2008). “Civic Engagement as a Curricular Initiative in the First Year Experience at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.” In W. Troxel and M. Cutright (Eds.), Exploring the Evidence: Campus-Wide Initiatives in the First College Year. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Jozwiak & S. Wolf-Murphy) (2008). Concentric circles of engagement: The student engagement initiative at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. First-Year Civic Engagement: Sound Foundations for College, Citizenship and Democracy. A Monograph Published by the New York Times.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards, A. Edwards & Q. Qing) (2007). The influence of computer-mediated word-of-mouth communication on student perceptions of instructors and attitudes toward learning course content. Communication Education, 56(3), 255-277.

Wahl, S.T. (with S. Myers, C. Edwards & M. Martin) (2007). The relationship between perceived instructor aggressive communication and college student involvement. Communication Education, 56(4), 495-508.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards) (2006). Enacting a pragmatist educational metaphysic through civic engagement in the basic media studies communication course. Basic Communication Course Annual, 18, 148-173.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. McBride) (2005). To say or not to say: Teacher communication boundary management. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30(1), 8-22.

Wahl, S.T. (with K. Miller) (2005). Student civic engagement and media literacy. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30(1), 89-91.

Wahl, S.T. (with K. Miller) (2005). Incorporating service learning into communication courses: Benefits, guidelines, and challenges. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30(1), 67-71.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. McBride & P. Schrodt) (2005). Becoming “point and click” parents: A case study of communication in on-line adoption. Journal of Family Communication. 5(4), 279-294.

Wahl, S. T. (2004). Techniques of Persuasion. Communication Teacher, 18(4), 106-107.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards, A. Edwards & S. Myers) (2003). An Experimental Test of the Relationship Between Pre-performance Concerns and Public Speaking for a Grade. Communication Research Reports, 20(1), 54-61.

Wahl, S.T. (2002). Contemporary Teaching Concepts for Intercultural Communication. Communication Teacher, 16(4).

Selected Professional Presentations:

Wahl, S.T. (2022, January). Academic Career Paths to the Deanship. A panel presented at the Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C.

Wahl, S.T. (2020, November). Communication at the Crossroads Series: Administrators Discuss the Discipline and Its Future. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Wahl, S.T. (2016, November). Envisioning Diversity and Inclusion in Instructional Communication: A Call for Praxis and Continuance. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wahl, S.T. (2016, November). Civic Callings, Engagement and Convergence: Approaches to Teaching the Basic Course in the Communication Age. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wahl, S.T. (2016, November). Civic Callings for Career Coaching and Landing the Job: Teaching the College Business and Professional Communication Course. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wahl, S.T. (2016, November). Undergraduate Communication Program Advocacy: Reflections on the "Civic Callings" of Communication Weeks and Visiting Scholar Programs. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Wahl, S.T. (2016, February). (with Aldridge-Sanford, A.). Crucial moments in the chair experience: A case study approach. A workshop presented at the Academic Chairpersons Conference, Charleston, SC.

Wahl, S.T. (2015, April). Administrators Converge to Discuss Solutions: A Case Study Approach to Common University Challenges. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2015, April). Communicating with Robots: Exploring Human-Robot Interaction in the Discipline of Communication. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2015, February). (with A. Aldridge-Sanford). Making the move: Tips for externally hired chairs. A panel presented at the Academic Chairpersons Conference, Austin, TX.

Wahl, S.T. (2014, November). NCA Department Chairs Forum. A panel presented at the Nation Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S. T. (2014, April). Elevating to an Administrative Role in Higher Education: Considerations, Challenges, and Triumphs. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wahl, S.T. (2014, April). Dialectical Theory and Classroom Instruction: Elevating Contradictions Beyond the Binaries. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wahl, S.T. (2014, April). Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective. A paper presented at the Missouri State University Statewide Diversity Conference, Springfield, MO.

Wahl, S.T. (2013, November). (with J. Simmons, R. Lowry-Hart, & C. McBride) Understanding the African American Student Experience in Higher Education through a Relational Dialectics Perspective. A paper presented at the National Communication Association, Washington, D.C.

Wahl, S.T. (2013, April). Teaching the College Persuasion Course. A short course presented at the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, MO.

Wahl, S.T. (2013, April). Top Papers in Communication Education. A response presented at the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, MO.

Wahl, S.T. (2013, April). Practices, Philosophies, and Possibilities of Performative Collaborative Writing. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, MO.

Wahl, S.T. (2012, November). Celebrating and Engaging Community in the Basic Course: Approaches to Teaching in the Communication Age. A short course presented at the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Wahl, S.T. (2012, November). Top Papers Instructional Development Division. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Wahl, S.T. (2012, April). Connecting to Millennials with Engaged Teaching. A pre-conference panel presentation at the Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH.

Wahl, S.T. (2012, April) Digital Memory: A Posthuman Archive. A critical response presented at the Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH.

Wahl, S.T. (2011, April) **MELISSA BEALL TOP PANEL AWARD** Communication's "Home" in the Core Curriculum: Strategies, Tips, and Approaches. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2011, April) **TOP PANEL** Engaging Critical Views of Higher Education. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2011, April) Teaching the College Course in Business and Professional Communication. A short course presented at the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2011, April) Top Papers in Communication Education. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Wahl, S.T. (2010, November) From Classroom to Breakroom: Building Bridges in the Business and Professional Communication Course. A short course presented at the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Wahl, S.T. (2010, October) Teaching the College Course in Nonverbal Communication. A short course presented at the Texas Speech Communication Association Convention, Houston, TX.

Wahl, S.T. (2010, April) Mentoring Challenges for Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants: Connecting and Engaging With Their Roles. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati.

Wahl, S.T. (2010, April) The Impact of Social Networking Sites on Family Communication. A panel presented at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati.

Wahl, S.T. (2010, April) Top Papers in Communication Education. A response presented at the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati.

Wahl, S.T. (2009, November) Controversy and Innovation: Teaching the College Course in Nonverbal Communication. A short course presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S.T. (2008, November) The Nonverbal Communication Teacher/Scholar: Reflections on Innovations of Teaching and Research. A panel presented at the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Wahl, S.T. (2008, November) The Relational Aspects of Instructional Communication. A response presented at the National Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards & S. Myers) (2007, November) The Effects of Perceived Instructor Aggressive Communication on College Student Involvement. A paper presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S.T. (2007, April) The Influence of Computer-Mediated Word-of-Mouth Communication on Student Perceptions of Instructors and Attitudes Toward Learning Course Content. Spotlight on Research Presentation to the Department of Communication and Theatre, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards, A. Edwards, & Q. Qing) (2007, March) *TOP PAPER* The Influence of Computer-Mediated Word-of-Mouth Communication on Student Perceptions of Instructors and Attitudes Toward Learning Course Content. A paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards & S. Myers) (2007, March) The Relationship between Perceived Instructor Aggressive Communication and College Student Involvement. A paper presented at the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Wahl, S.T. (2006, November) Connection and Action in Public Sphere Studies: Conversations about What We Do and Why We Do It. A panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Wahl, S.T. (2006, November) Connecting the Fragmented (Cyber) self: Rhetorical Performance at the Virtual/Real-world Divide. A panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Wahl, S.T. (2006, November) Teaching Nonverbal Skills in Computer-Mediated Communication. A panel presentation at the National Communication Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Wahl, S.T. (2005, November) Directions and Subversions: Public Sphere Theory in the Digital Age. A paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Wahl, S.T. (2005, November) Health of Public Spheres and Public Deliberation. A panel facilitation presented to the Seminar Series on the Public Sphere at the National Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Wahl, S.T. (with J. Jozwiak) (2005, November) Engaging Students at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. A paper presented at the Southern Consortium of the American Democracy Project, Atlanta, GA.

Wahl, S.T. (2005, June) Student Civic Engagement and the First Amendment in the Core Public Speaking Course. A paper presented to the American Democracy Project National Conference, Portland, OR.

Wahl, S.T. (2004, November) Educating Citizens in the Public Sphere. A position paper presented to the Seminar Series on the Public Sphere at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S.T. (with C. Edwards) (2004, November) Civic Engagement in the Basic Media Studies Course. Paper presented to the Basic Course Division at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wahl, S.T. (2004, November) Moving Forward While Looking Within the Public/Private Sphere Research. Paper presented to the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

SELECTED TEACHING

  • Nonverbal Communication in a Global Context (graduate and undergraduate-Short Term Study Away, Bogota, Colombia)
  • Teaching Communication in Higher Education (graduate)
  • Seminar in Persuasion (graduate)
  • Seminar in Communication Theory (graduate)
  • Seminar in Nonverbal Communication (graduate)
  • Seminar in Interpersonal Communication (graduate)
  • Communication in Professional Life
  • Persuasion
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Public Speaking
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Communication
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Race, Gender, and Class in Media
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Public Relations Cases and Strategies

SELECTED SERVICE

University Service:

Co-Chair, Long Range Plan (LRP), (MSU)

Administrative Council (AC), (MSU)

Academic Leadership Council (ALC), (MSU)

University Space Allocation Committee, (MSU)

Public Art Committee, Chair, (MSU)

Graduate College Steering Committee, (MSU)

Faculty Handbook Revisions Committee, (MSU)

Search Committee Chair, Department Head of Mass Media, Journalism and Film, (MSU)

Search Committee Chair, Interim Department Head of Art and Design, (MSU)

Co-facilitator, Faculty Peer Mentoring Workshop (PMW), (MSU)

SACS Compliance Certification Steering Committee, (ASU)

University Program Review Committee, (ASU)

University Curriculum Committee, (ASU)

Chair, Publications Council, (ASU)

Teacher Education Council, (ASU)

College Curriculum Committee, College of Liberal and Fine Arts, (ASU)

Search Committee, Director of Financial Aid, 2010 (ASU)

Search Committee, Director of Admissions, 2010 (ASU)

Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2007-2009 (TAMUCC)

Co-Director, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, Islander Speech and Debate Tournament 2007-2009. (TAMUCC)

Co-facilitator, Peer Collaboration Workshop, 2006-2009. (TAMUCC)

Library Liason, 2003-2009, (TAMUCC)

Co-advisor for Lamda Pi Eta, 2003-2007, (TAMUCC)

Committee to Enhance Scholarly Activity and Research (CESAR), 2003-2005.

Guest Speaker “Service Learning, Student Engagement, and the American Democracy Project.” Faculty Senate

New Faculty Orientation Workshop, 2004. (TAMUCC)

Professional Service:

Immediate Past President, Central States Communication Association, 2017-2018.

President, Central States Communication Association, 2016-2017.

1st Vice-President, Central States Communication Association, 2015-2016.

2nd Vice-President, Central States Communication Association, 2014-2015.

Professional Awards Committee of the National Communication Association (Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award/Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award), 2014.

National Communication Association Learning Outcomes in Communication (LOC) Project, 2014.

Immediate Past Chair, Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association, 2014.

Chair, Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association, 2013-2013.

Vice Chair, Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association, 2012.

Chair, Communication Education Division of the Central States Communication Association, 2011.

Vice Chair, Communication Education Division of the Central States Communication Association, 2010.

Secretary, Communication Education Division of the Central States Communication Association. 2009.

Reviewer, Communication Education Division, Central States Communication Association, 2009-2010.

Chair, Nominating Committee for the Instructional Development Division of the National Communication Association. 2008-2009.

Nominating Officer for Instructional Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2005.

Developed and co-facilitated seminar series on the public sphere at the National Communication Association Convention, 2005.

Reviewer for Instructional Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2004.

Developed and co-facilitated seminar series on the public sphere at the National Communication Association Convention, 2004.

Editorial Boards:

Editorial Board for Communication Education, 2010-current.

Editorial Board for Communication Studies, ad hoc.

Editorial Board for Journal of Communication Pedagogy, ad hoc.

Editor, Texas Speech Communication Journal, 2007-2011.

Editorial Board for Communication Teacher, ad hoc.

Editorial Board for Journal of Family Communication, ad hoc.

Editorial Board for Communication Quarterly, ad hoc.