Faculty Profile for Dr. C. Erik Timmerman
Biography and EducationDr. Timmerman holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Nevada, Reno; an M.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State University; and a Ph.D. Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.
Erik’s research examines communication processes in organizations. Some of his more recent studies examine the use and outcomes of communication technology by organizational groups, customer service, and applications of organizational and instructional theories to understand online teaching/learning.
Teaching InterestsOrganizational Communication, Quantitative Research Methods, Negotiation, Communication in Customer Service Settings
Research InterestsOrganizational Communication, Communication Technology, Customer Service, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Online Teaching/Learning, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Kim, J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Effects of supportive feedback messages on exergame experiences: A mediating role of social presence. Journal of Media Psychology, 30, 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000175
- Salem, P. J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Transformative practice and research in organizational communication. Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2823-4
- Salem, P. J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Forty years of organizational communication. In Transformative practice and research in organizational communication (pp. 1–28). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
- Kim, J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2017). Viewing Alone or Together: Linking the Viewing Context for Sexually Explicit Internet Materials to Sex-Related Attitudes. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, 6(1), 50–64. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJICST.2016010104
- Farris, K. N. L., Dye, L. A., Houser, M. L., & Timmerman, C. E. (n.d.). Student Perceptions of Instructor Communication amid Class Disruption: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. In COVID and Higher Education: Teaching and Learning. Lexington Books.
Selected Service Activities
Editorial Review Board Member
Management Communication Quarterly
COVID-19 Communications Response Work Group
Texas State University Class Scheduling Committee
Reviewer / Referee
National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division
Management Communication Quarterly (Associate Editor)