Faculty Profile for Dr. Elizabeth Kamman Eger

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Dr. Elizabeth Kamman Eger
Assistant Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205
phone: (512) 245-7823

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Elizabeth K. Eger is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Studies Department at Texas State University. She obtained her PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder where she also received graduate certificates in Critical Theory and in Women and Gender Studies. Dr. Eger teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Organizational Communication, Qualitative Methods, Gender and Communication, and Work, Identity, and Difference. Her research examines how we understand ourselves in relationship to work, how communication of difference impacts our organizational and life experiences, and how collectives create organizational identities. Her current research explores difference-based organizing, including long-term ethnographies of a transgender outreach center and a computing camp for girls of color. For five years before coming to Texas State, Dr. Eger worked as a researcher for the National Center of Women and Information Technology to advance the meaningful participation of women and underrepresented people in IT careers and education. Her research appears in Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Anthropology & Education Quarterly, and the third edition of The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication.

Teaching Interests

Communication and Gender
Organizational Communication
Work, Identity, and Difference
Qualitative Methods
Diversity and Communication
LGBTQ Studies

Research Interests

Organizational Communication, Social Justice and Community Engagement, Difference and Intersectionality, LGBTQ+ Studies, Work-Life and Identity, Qualitative Methods and Rhetorical Criticism, Tech Education and Workplace Inclusion

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Beach, E. B., Razzante, R. J., Kamrath, J. K., Scarduzio, J. A., Eger, E. K., & Tracy, S. J. (n.d.). Instructor’s manual for Qualitative research methods: Collecting evidence, crafting Analysis, and communicating impact (Tracy, S.J.; 2nd edition). Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Eger, E. K. (2018). Transgender jobseekers navigating closeting communication. Management Communication Quarterly, 32(2), 276–281. https://doi.org/10.1177/0893318917740226
  • Eger, E. K. (2017). Brainstorming and creating requisite diversity. In R. G. Heath & M. G. Isbell (Eds.), Interorganizational collaboration: Ethics and skills for diverse groups and communities (pp. 106–108). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.waveland.com/browse.php?t=707
  • Ashcraft, C., Eger, E. K., & Scott, K. A. (2017). Becoming technosocial change agents: Intersectionality and culturally responsive pedagogies as vital resources for increasing girls’ participation in computing. Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 48(3), 233–251. https://doi.org/10.1111/aeq.12197
  • Aschraft, C., McLain, B., & Eger, E. K. (2016). Women in tech: The facts. Boulder, CO: National Center for Women & IT. Retrieved from https://www.ncwit.org/resources/women-tech-facts-2015-16-update

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top 3 Faculty Paper, GLBTQ Division, National Communication Association. November 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: LGBTQ Alumni Scholarship, University of Colorado Boulder. May 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: GLBTQ Resource Center Student Advisory Board Excellence and Collaboration Award, University of Colorado Boulder. May 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Top Student Paper, Western States Communication Association, Org. Comm. Division. February 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Doctoral Instructor of the Year Award, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Boulder. May 2012

Selected Grants

  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman. Understanding Communication about Presenteeism in Relationship to Workers’ Occupations, Organizations, and Intersectional Identities, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Submitted: 2018, Funded: 2019 - 2020). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman (Principal). Libraries Faculty Start Up Program, Alkek Library, Texas State University, Texas State University, $689.78. (Funded: October 2017). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman. Caucus Student Travel Grant, National Communication Association, $200. (Funded: November 2016). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman. Doctoral Student Bursary, Qualitative Research in Management and Organization, $115. (Funded: March 2016). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman. Caucus Student Travel Grant, National Communication Association, $275. (Funded: November 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Austin Pets Alive!
September 2018-Present
Reviewer / Referee
National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division
Reviewer / Referee
International Communication Association, LGBTQ Studies
Green Corn Project
Queer Studies Minor Committee
August 2018-Present