Dr. Brian Richardson | Communication Studies

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Dr. Brian Richardson

Dr. Brian Richardson
Department Chair/Professor
940-565-4748
Office: 
GAB 309F

Personal Bio:
Dr. Richardson and his wife Cheryl have two children, Keith (born Sept. 11, 2002) and Ella Kate (born Aug. 9, 2004). He enjoys working out, running, Texas Hold-em poker, reading, and traveling. Dr. Richardson also conducts communication-related training for various organizations, including the Texas Fire Chiefs Association and the UNT System.

Research Interests:
Dr. Richardson has two primary research interests: whistle-blowing/peer reporting of unethical behavior and disaster/crisis communication. He has also published recently in the areas of employees' experiences of stress/trauma in the workplace, parental decision-making about youth tackle football, and teaching study abroad courses.

Dr. Richardson is currently working on two projects: one will examine sport coach-parent interactions and the other addresses how stakeholders make sense of whistleblower anonymity.

Notable Activities:
Faculty Advisor for COMM Future Pros
Faculty Advisor for COMM Alumni Mentoring Program. Editorial Board Member - Management Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Recent Publications and/or Productions:
Richardson, B. K., & Garner, J. (in press). Stakeholders' attributions of whistleblowers: The effects of complicity and motives on perceptions of likeability, credibility, & legitimacy. The International Journal of Business Communication.

Boneau, R. D., Richardson, B. K., & McGlynn, J. (in press). "We are a football family": Making sense of parents' decisions to allow their child to play tackle football. Communication and Sport.

Siebeneck, L., & Richardson, B. K. (2019). From Machu Picchu to Masaya Volcano: An interdisciplinary approach to offering study abroad courses on international disasters and crisis communication. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 37 (1), 44-56. (Special issue on innovative approaches to teaching emergency management.)

Richardson, B. K., & James, E. P. (2017). The Role of Occupational Identity in Negotiating Traumatic Experiences: The Case of a Rural Fire Department. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45 (3), 313-332.

Teaching:
COMM 4120 - Communication & Sport
COMM 5220 - Organizational Communication
COMM 5221 - Crisis/Disaster Communication
COMM 5625 - Communication Consulting

Awards:
Top paper panel in Communication and Sport division of National Communication Association annual meeting (November, 2019).
Top paper in Organizational Communication division of Eastern Communication Association annual meeting (2017 and 2018).

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