JoAnn Keyton

JoAnn Keyton

School of Communication

JoAnn Keyton

2001 Alumni Academy Inductee

JoAnn KeytonJoann Keyton graduated from Western Michigan University summa cum laude with a B.A. in organizational communication and theatrical dance in 1983. She completed the M.A. program in Communication at The Ohio State University in 1985, and received the Ph.D. in Communication and Management from Ohio State in 1987. After having appointments at University of South Alabama, Baylor University, and the University of Memphis, Joann is currently teaching at the University of Kansas. Joann's research interests revolve around two specific issues. Her research agenda, with Steve Rhodes, Western Michigan University, explores how organizations deal with sexually inappropriate behavior. Specifically, their research examines the relationships among policy, procedure, and training, and how employees' behaviors and perceptions are modified through these channels. Second, Joann has a career-long focus on group communication. Currently, she is developing a model of relational logics - the strategic behaviors that organizational group members engage in while addressing organizational concerns in group decision making. Also with respect to group communication, Joann explores how children learn the skills needed for effectively working in groups. She has just been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to hold an interdisciplinary workshop exploring these issues. During her academic career, Joann has published research in Communication Studies, Communication Yearbook, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Small Group Research, Southern Communication Journal, and numerous edited collections including the Handbook of Group Communication Theory and Research. Her scholarship has received 10 top paper awards, the Gerald R. Miller Distinguished Book Award, and twice, the Ernest Bormann Research Award. Joann's scholarship is integrated with pedagogy as she has published textbooks in group communication and research methods. Joann has served the profession through appointments to the editorial boards of Communication Monographs, Communication Studies, Small Group Research, and Southern Communication Journal. She serves her community by developing and conducting training in group facilitation for nonprofit organizations. Most recently, Joann serves as the editor of Journal of Applied Communication Research.

 

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