Faculty Profile for Dr. Stephanie Layne Dailey

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Dr. Stephanie Layne Dailey
Associate Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 322
phone: (512) 245-3856

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I received my M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, I completed my B.A. (2007) in Communication Studies and Spanish from Southwestern University.

Teaching Interests

In addition to my research interests, I have a passion for teaching. I have taught courses in organizational communication, research methods, interviewing, professional communication, introduction to communication, interpersonal communication, and presentational speaking. My online undergraduate course, Empirical Research Methods, won Texas State University’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. I have also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018–Texas State University’s highest teaching honor. In the classroom, I strive to make course material relevant and valuable to students beyond the college campus.

Currently at Texas State University, I am teaching:
Organizational Communication
Social Media in Organizations
Organizational Communication Analysis
Empirical Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

Throughout my academic career, I have been interested in how people learn about and feel part of organizations. My research, therefore, seeks to advance research at the intersection of organizational socialization and organizational identification scholarship. Specifically, my theory-driven program of work spans three contexts: organizational membership, wellness, and social media. My publications and current projects capture how these activities help bring people together to create shared meaning in the process of organizing.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dailey, S. L., Howard, K. J., Roming, S., Ceballos, N. A., & Grimes, T. (2020). A biopsychosocial  approach to understanding social media addiction. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbe2.182
  • Robinson, A., Bonnette, A., Howard, K. J., Ceballos, N. A., Dailey, S. L., Lu, Y., & Grimes, T. (2019). Social Comparisons, Social Media Addiction, and Social Interactions: An examination of specific social media behaviors related to major depressive disorder in a Millennial population. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 24(1), e12158.
  • Barrett, A., & Dailey, S. L. (2018). A new normal?: Competing national discourses and workers’ constructions of identity and meaningful work in Norway. Communication Monographs, 85(2), 284–307.
  • Dailey, S. L., Burke, T. J., & Carberry, E. G. (2018). For better or for work: Dual discourses in a workplace wellness program. Management Communication Quarterly, 32(4), 612–626.
  • Ceballos, N. A., Howard, K., Dailey, S., Sharma, S., & Grimes, T. (2018). Collegiate Binge Drinking and Social Media Use among Hispanics and Non-Hispanics. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(6), 868–875. https://doi.org/10.15288/jsad.2018.79.868

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Linda L. Putnam Early Career Scholar Award, Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Cited Article 2019-2020. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2019

Selected Grants

  • Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Principal), Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Co-Principal). Memorable Messages of First-Generation College Students, Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, $14900. (Funded: 2019 - 2020). Grant.
  • Howard, Krista J (Principal), Ceballos, Natalie A (Supporting), Grimes, Thomas (Supporting), Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Supporting), Lu, Yongmei (Supporting), Lee, Hsun Ming (Supporting), Sharma, Shobhit (Supporting), Lawrence, Grayson B (Other). Does Social Media Make Us Sick? A Pilot Study on the Effects of Social Media on Physiological Reactivity and Mental Health, MIRG, Texas State University, $23784. (Funded: July 2018 - February 2020). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman, Smith, Tara, Pokharel, Manusheela, Keeley-Vassberg, Maureen, Dailey, Stephanie Layne. Library Online Resource Grant, Alkek Library, Texas State University, $30740. (Funded: March 2020). Grant.
  • Oakes, Lindsey Ryan (Principal), Liu, Ting (Co-Principal), Dixon, Mary Odum (Co-Principal), Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Co-Principal), Asiabanpour, Bahram (Co-Principal), Okuda, Paola (Co-Principal). Using Photovoice to Zoom in on Disability and Increase Community Inclusion, Texas State University. (Submitted: October 2020). Grant.
  • Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Principal), Burke, T. J (Co-Principal). “Pumping Up” Survey Research: Boosting Participation in Texas State University’s Total Wellness Program, Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Funded: 2015 - 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

COVID-19 Communication Work Group
Editorial Review Board Member
Southern Communication Journal
Teaching Effectiveness Committee
Editorial Review Board Member
Communication Teacher
“Strategies for Successful Teaching,” New Faculty Orientation