Welcome to the School of Communication.

Jeffrey Courtright

Associate Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 178.Sec 001 Introduction To Public Relations
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • The 2015-2016 school year makes Dr. Courtright's 25 years in public relations education, "Dr. C"  or "Dr. Jeff" teaches several elective courses across a variety of contexts, from environmental communication to non-profit public relations;to international public relations, focusing on both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. This fall, Dr. C also is teaching COM 356, Executive Speechwriting, in addition to Environmental Communication and a graduate seminar in public relations theory.
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • --the relationship between corporate reputation and message design
    --organizational image and desired personae
    --environmental leadership
    --environmental education and student outcomes
  • Ph D Communication / Org'l & Small Group Comm'n/American Religious Issues - 1991
  • Purdue University
  • West Lafayette, IN
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: "Tactics" and "Trajectories": The Argumentative Resources of Supreme Court Dissenting Opinions
  • MS Communication / Organizational Communication - 1984
  • University of Southwestern Louisiana
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: A Preliminary Exploration of Listening Ability and Its Effect on Time Pressure Decision Making in Small Group Dynamics
  • BA Speech Communication & Theatre/French - 1979
  • Manchester College
  • North Manchester, IN
  • Other Diplôme d'Etudes Françaises, 2ème degré - 1978
  • Université de Strasbourg
  • Strasbourg, France
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Courtright, J. L., & Smudde, P. M. (2015). Celebrating the green corporation or greenwashing it? An epideictic analysis of corporate sustainability reports. Paper presented at the biennial Conference on Communication and Environment, Boulder, CO.
  • FUNDED GRANTS