Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. Kevin Meyer

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • Kevin R. Meyer (Ph.D., Ohio University, 2009) is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator at Illinois State University. He previously served as Director of Forensics and Coordinator of Communication Studies.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 128.Sec 004 Gender In The HumanitiesDownload Syllabus
  • COM 499.90Sec 001 Independent Research For The Master'S Thesis Last Term
  • COM 499.Sec 001 Independent Research For The Masters Thesis
  • COM 400.Sec 001 Independent Study
  • COM 498.Sec 001 Professional Practice In Communication
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Argumentation and Debate, Communication Education, Communication Theory, Health Communication, Instructional Communication, Persuasion, Qualitative Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Small Group Communication
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Instructional Communication, Communication Education, Basic Communication Course, Sports Apologia and Image Repair, Health Communication, Argumentation and Debate
  • Ph D Communication / Relating and Organizing, Health Communication - 2009
  • Ohio University
  • Athens, OH
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Student Classroom Engagement: Rethinking Participation Grades and Student Silence
  • MS Communication / Communication Education - 2005
  • Illinois State University
  • Normal, IL
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Arming Instructors: Incorporating Approaches to Classroom Management into Training Programs for the Basic Course
  • BS Speech Communication and English - 1993
  • Emporia State University
  • Emporia, KS
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hunt, S. K., Meyer, K. R., Hooker, J. F., Simonds, C. J., & Lippert, L. R. (2016). Implementing the political engagement project in an introductory communication course: An examination of the effects on students’ political knowledge, efficacy, skills, behavior, and ideology. eJournal of Public Affairs, 5(2), 116-151. doi: 10.21768/ejopa.v5i2.111
  • Mao, Y., Guardado, M., & Meyer, K. R. (2014). Integrating Chinese community into Canadian society: Podcasts, technology apprehension, and language learning. In J. E. Aitken (Ed.) Cases on communication technology for second language acquisition and cultural learning (pp. 459-483). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4482-3.ch022

  • Mao, Y., & Meyer, K. R. (2014). Comparing student perceptions of the classroom climate created by U.S. American and international teaching assistants. Higher Learning Research Communications, 4(3), 12-22. Available at http://journals.sfu.ca/liu/index.php/HLRC/index

  • Meyer, K. R., & Cutbirth, C. W. (2013). No pepper: Apologia and image repair in the 2002 labor negotiations between Major League Baseball and the players association. In J. R. Blaney, L. R. Lippert, & J. S. Smith (Eds.), Repairing the athlete’s image: Studies in sports image restoration (pp. 267-281). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield).

  • Ledbetter, A. M., Mazer, J. P., DeGroot, J. M., Meyer, K. R., Mao, Y., & Swafford, B. (2011). Attitudes toward online social connection and self-disclosure as predictors of Facebook communication and relational closeness. Communication Research, 38, 27-53. doi: 10.1177/0093650210365537

  • Meyer, K. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2011). Rethinking evaluation strategies for student participation. Basic Communication Course Annual, 23, 93-126. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • Guardado, M., Meyer, K. R., & Mao, Y., (2011, October). Using podcasts in EAL programs. The Alberta Teachers of English as a Second Language Newsletter (pp. 5-7).

  • Meyer, K. R., Kurtz, R. R., Hines, J. L., Simonds, C. J., & Hunt, S. K. (2010). Assessing preemptive argumentation in students’ persuasive speech outlines. Basic Communication Course Annual, 22, 6-38. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • Quick, B. L., Kim, D. K., & Meyer, K. (2009). A 15 year review of ABC, CBS, and NBC news coverage of organ donation: Implications for organ donation campaigns. Health Communication, 24, 137-145. doi: 10.1080/10410230802676516

  • Meyer, K. R. (2009). Pedagogy in medical school: Rethinking the narrative nature of standardized patient programs. Ohio Communication Journal, 47, 193-214. Available at http://ohiocomm.org/main/

  • Simonds, C. J., Meyer, K. R., Hunt, S. K., & Simonds, B. K. (2009). Speech evaluation assessment: An analysis of written speech feedback on instructor evaluation forms in the basic communication course. Basic Communication Course Annual, 21, 65-90. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • Meyer, K. R., Carmack, H. J., & Pinkerton, C. M. (2008). Outline and argument construction. In K. R. Meyer, J. P. Mazer, & D. A. West (Eds.), You speak: Skills for the engaged speaker (pp. 65-76). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

  • Meyer, K. R., Mazer, J. P., & West, D. A. (Eds.). (2008). You speak: Skills for the engaged speaker. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

  • Meyer, K. R., Hunt, S. K., Comadena, M. E., Simonds, C. J., Simonds, B. K., & Baldwin, J. R. (2008). Assessing classroom management training for basic course instructors. Basic Communication Course Annual, 20, 35-71. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • Meyer, K. R., Hunt, S. K., Hopper, K. M., Thakkar, K. V., Tsoubakopoulos, V., & Van Hoose, K. J. (2008). Assessing information literacy instruction in the basic communication course. Communication Teacher, 22, 22-34. doi: 10.1080/17404620801926925

  • Meyer, K. R. (2007). Appealing to and excluding audiences through the rhetoric of secrecy. [Review of the book Modern occult rhetoric: Mass media and the drama of secrecy in the twentieth century]. The Review of Communication, 7, 117-120. doi: 10.1080/15358590701211365

  • Meyer, K. R., Simonds, C. J., Simonds, B. K., Baldwin, J. R., Hunt, S. K., & Comadena, M. E. (2007). Designing classroom management training for basic course instructors. Basic Communication Course Annual, 19, 1-36. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • Quick, B. L., Meyer, K. R., Kim, D. K., Taylor, D., Kline, J., Apple, T., & Newman, J. D. (2007). Examining the association between media coverage of organ donation and organ transplantation rates. Clinical Transplantation, 21, 219-223. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-0012.2006.00628.x

  • Rattine-Flaherty, E., Mao, Y., & Meyer, K. R. (2006). Constructing outlines and arguments. In M. Leeman, A. Smith, & S. Titsworth (Eds.), Skills for the engaged speaker (pp. 25-38). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

  • Simonds, B. K., Meyer, K. R., Quinlan, M. M., & Hunt, S. K. (2006). Effects of instructor speech rate on affective learning and student perceptions of instructor immediacy, credibility, and clarity. Communication Research Reports, 23, 187-197. doi: 10.1080/08824090600796401

  • Hunt, S. K., Meyer, K. R., & Lippert, L. R. (2006). Implications of students’ cognitive styles for the development of argumentation skills. Argumentation and Advocacy, 42, 157-163. Available at http://www.americanforensics.org/AA/aa_info.html

  • Hunt, S. K., Meyer, K. R., & Lippert, L. R. (2006). Missing the opportunity to advance argumentation instruction? Reply to Sellnow and Polcar. Argumentation and Advocacy, 42, 175-178. Available at http://www.americanforensics.org/AA/aa_info.html

  • Baker, L. A., Meyer, K. R., & Hunt, S. K. (2005). First-year students’ perception of power and use of persuasive techniques: A comparison of learning community versus traditional classes. Journal of The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition, 17(2), 23-48. Retrieved from http://fyesit.metapress.com/content/mum2301651698606/

  • Hunt, S. K., Novak, D. R., Semlak, J. L., & Meyer, K. R. (2005). Reaching out to students in the basic course: What research tells us about pedagogy in the basic course. Basic Communication Course Annual, 17, 1-42. Available at http://www.americanpresspublishers.com/BCCA.html

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association
  • College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award (Humanities)
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • 2015
  • Jamie Comstock Graduate Faculty Student Mentorship Award
  • School of Communication
  • 2015
  • Walk the Talk Contest: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Contest for Best Application of SoTL Knowledge Beyond the Individual Classroom
  • Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
  • 2015
  • University Service Initiative Award
  • Illinois State University
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student
  • Instructional and Developmental Division of the International Communication Association
  • 2005