Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. Cochece Davis

Assistant Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 329.Sec 001 Organizational CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • COM 409.Sec 001 Seminar in Health CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • COM 324.Sec 001 Theory And Research In PersuasionDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Organizational, leadership and group/team communication, intercultural and nonverbal communication, and research methods.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • The neuro-cultural dialectic across all types and contexts of human communication.
  • BA Communication Studies
  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco, California
  • MA Speech Communication
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • MA Communication Theory
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Other General Education / Speech Communication
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • Ph D Communication Theory / Neuroscience - 1997
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Development and Initial Tests of a Human Energy Management Theory of Communication
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hall, J., & Davis, D. C. (2016, in press). Proposing the Communicate Bond Belong Theory: Evolutionary intersections with episodic interpersonal communication. Communication Theory. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/comt.12106
  • Cherney, M. R., Davis, D. C., & Metts, S. (2016, in press). Surf’s up: Communicative aspects of online trust-building among Couchsurfing hosts. Submitted to M. Folk & S. Apostel (Eds.), Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1072-7.ch013
  • Davis, D. C., & Lopuch, V. S. (2016). Learning organizations: Connections between diversity and innovation. In J. Prescott (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Race, Gender, and the Fight for Equality (pp. 267-297). Hershey PA: IGI Global. (This is an “enhanced” version of our 2014 publication). http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0047-6.ch012
  • Bergethon, K., & Davis, D. C. (2016). Emotional leadership: A review of effects on followers. In A. H. Normore, M. Javidi and L. Long (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Communication, Leadership and Conflict Resolution (pp. 63-77). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-9970-0.ch004
  • Davis, D. C., & Scaffidi, N. M. (2016). Virtual teams: Conflict and communication challenges for leaders. In A. H. Normore, M. Javidi and L. Long (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Communication, Leadership and Conflict Resolution (pp. 196-209). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-9970-0.ch011
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Reardon, E. E., Davis, D. C., & Hopper, K. M. (2016, November). Social Comparison Theory and Female Body Perceptions: America’s Next Top Model and College-Age Viewers. Paper presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. (Mass Communication Division).
  • Davis, D. C., Baptist, R. W., & Breault, W. E. (2015, November). All for one: Groupthink in sports groups. Paper presented at the 101st annual convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. (Group Communication Division).
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Faculty of the Year/School of Communication & the Arts
  • Marist College
  • 2009
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Who's Who
  • 2005
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Who's Who
  • 2004
  • Overall Outstanding Faculty/Faculty of the Year
  • Marist College
  • 2004
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers
  • Who's Who
  • 2002
  • Faculty of the Year/School of Communication & the Arts
  • Marist College
  • 2002
  • Overall Outstanding Faculty/Faculty of the Year
  • Marist College
  • 2001
  • Overall Outstanding Faculty/Faculty of the Year
  • Marist College
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Dissertation of the Year (Gerald R. Miller award)
  • National Communication Association
  • 1998
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Recognition
  • International Communication Association, Instructional/Developmental Communication Division
  • 1997
  • USC Faculty of the Month
  • Gamma Phi Beta sorority at USC.
  • 1995
  • Honorary membership, Greek "Order of Omega" leadership society
  • Order of Omega, Omega Phi Chapter, USC
  • 1995
  • USC Faculty of the Year
  • USC Greek Panhellenic Council
  • 1995
  • Advisor of the Year
  • USC University Residential Student Community (URSC)
  • 1994
  • Outstanding Graduate Recognition at USC
  • USC Graduate School
  • 1994
  • Advisor of the Month
  • Pacific Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls (PACURH)
  • 1993
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • San Diego State University
  • 1992
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • San Diego State University
  • 1992
  • Most Inspirational Speaker in the Nation ("Neil Warren" award)
  • Phi Rho Pi national community college speech organization
  • 1986
  • Top Speaker in the Nation ("Bovero-Taber" award)
  • Phi Rho Pi national community college speech organization
  • 1985