Kim Smith

Kim K. Smith

Ph.D. Student, 4th year

Office: Johnston Hall 329
Curriculum Vitae: PDF


Ph.D., UW-Milwaukee, Communication; expected May 2014
M.A., UW-Milwaukee, Communication; 2010.
B.A., UW-Milwaukee, Communication; 2008.

Focus of Graduate Studies:

Doctoral student in organizational and group communication with an emphasis on technology and identity formation.

Research Interests:

My research explores links between organizational/group communication, technology, and identity. I am particularly interested in the influence of technology use on organizational and group communication processes as they relate to self and collective identity formation.

Teaching Interests and Experience:

My coursework is preparing me to teach all levels of courses related to organizational,computer-mediated, and group communication.
Commun 103: Public Speaking
Commun 105: Business and Professional Communication
Commun 310: Communication in Organizations
Commun 313: Human Communication and Technology
Commun 323: Communication in Groups and Teams

Relevant Activities:

2013, Reviewer, CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference
John Paul Jones Scholarship, Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2012.
ICA Teaching Award, Department of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2011.
Melvin Miller Award for Outstanding Teaching. Deparment of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010.
2012 Public Speaking Showcase, Coordinator
2010-Present, Editor’s Assistant, Small Group Research
2009-Present, UWM Open House, Communication Dept. Graduate Student Representative
2010-2011, Public Speaking Showcase, Judge
2008-2009, Milwaukee Debate League, Judge

Recent Research:

Kim, S. Allen, M., Ahn, S., Cole, A., Cramer, E.C., Becker, K.A., Choi, C.S., Dilbeck, K.E., Gross, C.M., Hawkins, J. L. M., Jayroe, T. J., Kim, M., Mullane, R. R., Priddis, D.M., Smith, K. K., Victor, A.K., Willes, K.L., & Zmyslinski-Seelig, A.N. (2013, November). Testing the evidence effect of Additive Cues Model (ACM). Paper to be presented at the 99th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Communication and Social Cognition Division, Washington. DC.

Omachinski, K., & Smith, K. K.(2013, April). Cross cultural sensitivity training to prevent and resolve conflict in the workplace. Paper to be presented at the Central States Communication Association Convention, Kansas City, MO. Top Panel, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Division.

Smith, K. (2012, November). The influence of computer and internet self-efficacy on the use of online support groups. Paper presented at the 98th Annual National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Smith, K. (2012, November). Re-appropriating unique online dating sites as computer-mediated social support communities. Paper presented at the 98th Annual National Communication Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Smith, K. (2011, November). Teachers and students left behind: The effects of educational downsizing on survivors. Paper presented at the 97th Annual National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans, LA. Top Four Paper, Applied Communication Division.


Meinecke, A., Smith, K. K., & Lehmann-Willenbrock, N. (in press). Developing students as global learners: “Groups in Our World” blog [Special issue]. Small Group Research.

Harris, L., & Smith, K. (2009). Feminists for Life and the use of appropriational argument in the abortion debate. In D. S. Gouran, (Eds.), The functions of argument and social context, pp. 158-163. Washington, DC: National Communication Association.