Marcy Meyer

Associate Professor

LB 365   Phone: 765-285-1954  

Communication Studies
David Letterman Communication and Media Building, room 351
2000 University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

BA, Georgetown University
MS, Michigan State University
PhD, Michigan State University

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
WMNST 314: Women’s Studies Symposium in Communication: Gender in the Workplace

Teaching Awards:

  • Recipient of the CCIM Core Competency Creating Community Connections Award, 2005.
  • 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 interests include:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Diversity
  • Innovation
  • Feminist Theory
  • Gender Studies

Selected publications:

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.

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. (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.

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.

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

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.

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.


  • Chair, University Diversity Committee, 2012-2013.
  • Assistant Chair, University Diversity Committee, 2011-2012.
  • Secretary, University Diversity Committee, 2008-2009.
  • Member, University Diversity Committee member, 2008-2013.
  • Disabled Student Development Faculty Mentor, 2006-2013.
  • Member, Provost’s Prize Review Board, 2006-2010.
  • 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.
  • Member, CCIM Diversity Interest Group 2005-2013.
  • 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, 2003-2013.
  • Departmental Representative, Honors in Writing Program, 2002-2013.
  • Chair, Departmental Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2003-2005, 2007-08, 2010-2011.
  • Departmental Diversity Plan Task Force co-chair, 2004-2005.
  • Member, Departmental Advisory Committee, 1998-2002.