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Organizational Communication (organizational change, teamwork, leadership), Environmental Communication Conflict, Mediation, and Negotiation/Bargaining
PhD, University of Iowa, Communication Studies
MA, Fort Hays State University, Communication
Floyd, K., Schrodt, P., Erbert, L. A., & Trethewey, A. (2017). Exploring Communication Theory: Making Sense of Us. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Refereed Journal Articles
Erbert, L. A. (2016). Organizational sensemaking: Interpretations of workplace "strangeness." International Journal of Business Communication, 53, 286-305.
Erbert, L. A. (2014). Antagonistic and non-antagonistic dialectical contradictions in organizational conflict. International Journal of Business Communication, 51, 138-158.
Erbert, L. A., & Aleman, M. (2008). Taking the grand out of grandparent: Dialectical tensions in grandparent perceptions of surrogate parenting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 671-695.
Erbert, L. A., Mearns, G. M., & Dena, S. (2005). Perceptions of turning points and dialectical interpretations in organizational team development. Small Group Research, 36, 21-58.
Erbert, L. A., & Floyd, K. (2004). Affectionate expressions as face-threatening acts: Receiver assessments. Communication Studies, 55, 230-246.
Erbert, L. A., Perez, F., & Gareis, E. (2003). Turning points and dialectical interpretations of immigrant experiences in the United States. Western Journal of Communication, 67, 113-137. (lead article)
Floyd, K., & Erbert, L. A. (2003). Relational message interpretations of nonverbal matching behavior: An application of the social meaning model. Journal of Social Psychology, 143, 581-597.
Erbert, L. A. (2000). Conflict and dialectics: Perceptions of dialectical contradictions in marital conflict. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 17, 638-659.
Baxter, L. A., & Erbert, L. A. (1999). Perceptions of dialectical contradictions in turning points of development in heterosexual romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, 547-569.
Erbert, L. A., & Trank, D. (1995). Status of speech and theater education in Iowa secondary schools: A look at the last 20 years. Iowa Journal of Communication, 27, 29-65.
COMM 4240 Organizational Communication
Organizational Training & Development
COMM 2045 Workplace Communication
Workplace Communication for the National Veterans Training Institute
COMM 2082 Introduction to Environmental Communication
COMM 4282/5282 Environmental Communication
COMM 4082/5082 Wilderness Communication
UNHL 3250 Leadership & Sustainability
UHNL 3150 Leadership, Negotiation, Bargaining
UHNL 3110 Leadership Communication & Conflict
COMM 4262/5262 Mediation
COMM 4255/5255 Negotiation & Bargaining
COMM 4260/5260 Communication & Conflict
COMM 1011 Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 1041 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 4230/5230 Nonverbal Communication
COMM 4221/5221 Qualitative Research Methods
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Communication & the Evolution of Consciousness
Honors and Leadership Program
COMM 4688 Senior Seminar