Kim K. Smith
Ph.D. Student, 3rd year
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.
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 313: Human Communication and Technology
Commun 323: Communication in Groups and Teams.
Relevant Professional Service Activities/Non-academic Career Background:
2013, Reviewer, CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference
2012-Present, 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
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.
Meyers, R. A., MacKenzie, J., Smith, K., & Lazarides, K. (2011, October). Exploring the extent and nature of international collaboration in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
Lehmann-Willenbrock, N., Meyers, R. A., Kauffeld, S., & Smith, K. (2011, July). Examining procedural communication: Social influence in organizational teams. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual INGRoup Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
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.