Faculty Profile for Dr. Erik Timmerman

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Dr. Erik Timmerman
Chair - Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. 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 Interests

Organizational Communication, Quantitative Research Methods, Negotiation, Communication in Customer Service Settings

Research Interests

Organizational 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
  • Timmerman, C. E., & Salem, P. J. (2017). Organizational communication traditions, transitions, and transformations. Management Communication Quarterly, 31(1), 113–115.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper Panel, Central States Communication Association. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Outstanding Graduate Alumnus, Texas State University. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper Panel, National Communication Association. 2006
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper Panel, National Communication Association. 2004
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Paper Panel, National Communication Association. 2004

Selected Service Activities

Member
Texas State University Class Scheduling Committee
2018-Present
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer
2017-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Southern Communication Journal
2014-Present
Associate Editor
Management Communication Quarterly
2013-Present
Editorial Review Board Member
Editorial Board: Communication Yearbook / Annals of the International Communication Association
2012-Present