Marcy Meyer

Marcy Meyer

Associate Professor of Communication Studies


Room:LB 365

A native of New Hampshire, Marcy Meyer (BS, Georgetown University; MA, PhD, Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Ball State University. A winner of the 1996 Charles W. Redding Dissertation Award and the 2001 Central States Communication Organization Federation Prize for Outstanding Research, Marcy has presented and published her research about organizational communication, innovation, mentoring, and diversity internationally. A recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Leadership Teaching Award, Marcy currently teaches classes in organizational communication and research methods at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. An active proponent of diversity at Ball State University, Marcy currently serves as a member of the University Diversity Committee, a faculty mentor for Disability Services, a mentor for the PhD Pathways Program, a member of the CCIM Diversity Interest Group, and secretary of the Muncie chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Most recently, Marcy was honored to receive the 2014 NAMI Indiana Outstanding Member Award and the 2015 CCIM Social Responsibility Award.


Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.A., Georgetown University

Research Interests

  • Organizational Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Innovation
  • Diversity
  • Mentoring
  • Autoethnography
  • Research Poetry


COMM 351 Communication in Organizations
COMM 441 Contemporary Issues in Organizational Communication
COMM 465 Human Communication Inquiry
COMM 602 Quantitative Research in Communication
COMM 605 Qualitative Research in Communication
COMM 651 Organizational Communication: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Processes
COMM 652 Organizational Systems and Cultures

Awards and Honors

Teaching Awards

  • Recipient of BSU President's Faculty Innovator Award, 2006
  • Recipient of the BSU Mortar Board Award for Outstanding Faculty (2002, 1998)
  • Recipient of the CCIM Core Competency Award for Innovative Teaching, 2000
  • Recipient of the Communication Studies Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 1999

Research Awards

  • Recipient of the Communication Studies Award for Excellence in Research, 2005
  • Recipient of the Central States Communication Association Federation Prize for Outstanding Research, 2001
  • Recipient of the Charles W. Redding Dissertation Award, 1996

Service Awards

  • Recipient of the CCIM Social Responsibility Award, 2015
  • Recipient of the NAMI Indiana Outstanding Member Award, 2014
  • Recipient of the CCIM Core Competency Creating Community Connections Award, 2005


  • Member, University Diversity Committee member, 2008-2016
  • Disability Services Faculty Mentor, 2006-2016
  • Office of Institutional Diversity Fellow, 2014
  • Chair, University Diversity Committee, 2012-2013
  • Assistant Chair, University Diversity Committee, 2011-2012
  • Diversity Associates Fellow, 2010-2011
  • Member, Provost's Prize Review Board, 2006-2010
  • Secretary, University Diversity Committee, 2008-2009
  • Faculty Advisor, Feminists for Action student organization, 1999-2009
  • Member, Provost's Diversity Task Force, 2006-2007
  • Member, BSU North Central Accreditation Task Force Assessment and Planning Subcommittee, 2001-2004
  • Member, BSU University Senate, 2001-2004
  • Member, BSU University Senate Governance Committee, 2001-2004
  • Member, BSU NCAA Certification Self-Study Gender and Minority Equity Subcommittee, 2001
  • Member, American Council on Educational Leadership for Change Committee, 1998-2000
  • PhD Pathways Mentor, 2012-2016
  • Member, CCIM Diversity Interest Group 2005-2016
  • Member, CCIM Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003-2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2011
  • Member, CCIM Symposium Interest Group, 2007-08
  • Member, CCIM Dean's Search Committee, 2003-2004
  • Member, CCIM Week Planning Committee, 2000
  • Member, CCIM Innovation Center Task Force, 2000
  • Member, Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003-2016
  • Departmental Liaison, Honors in Writing Program, 2002-2016
  • Departmental Diversity Plan Task Force co-chair, 2004-2005; 2013-2014
  • Chair, Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003-2005, 2007-08, 2010-2011
  • Member, Departmental Advisory Committee, 1998-2002

Selected Publications

Meyer, M. (2015). Dialectical tensions experienced by diversified mentoring dyads. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 4, 21-36.

Meyer, M. (2004). From transgression to transformation: Negotiating the opportunities and tensions of engaged pedagogy in the feminist organizational communication classroom. In P. Buzzanell, H. Sterk, & Turner, L. (Eds.), Gender in applied communication contexts (pp. 195-214). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Meyer, M. (2000). Innovation roles: From souls of fire to devil's advocates. The Journal of Business Communication, 37, 328-347.

Meyer, M., & O'Hara, L.S. (2004). When they know who we are: The National Women's Music Festival comes to Ball State University. In P. Buzzanell, H. Sterk, & Turner, L. (Eds.), Gender in applied communication contexts (pp. 3-24). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Meyer, M. & Warren-Gordon, K. (2013). Marginal mentoring in the contact space: Diversified mentoring relationships at a midsized midwestern state university. The Qualitative Report, 18, 1-18.

O'Hara, L. S., & Meyer, M. (2004). Keeping it real: The self-directed focus group as an alternative method for studying the discursive construction of prejudice. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, 31, 25-54.

O'Hara, L.S., & Meyer, M. (2003). "I never felt more uncomfortable in my life": University students' discursive constructions of "The Lesbian Convention." Communication Studies, 54, 137-153.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Organizational Commu 351 1 1000 - 1050 M W F LB, room 112
Human Communication 465 1 1300 - 1350 M W F BC, room 104
Organizational Comm: 651 1 1830 - 2110 R BC, room 104