Kyle Heuett

Kyle Heuett

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


Room:LB 308

Dr. Heuett's research focuses on the decision-making process in small organizational groups. Specifically he is interested in how groups generate ideas during brainstorming sessions that will later aid in the decision-making process. Dr. Heuett has also been working to better understand the long term effects of positive group participation within organizations. His research in this area is centered on testing relationships between positive group participation and employee commitment to their organization.


Ph.D., The University of Tennessee
M.A., Southern Utah University
B.S., Southern Utah University

Research Interests

  • Organizational Communication
  • Small Group Communication


COMM 330 Small Group Decision Making
COMM 340 Leadership Communication
COMM 351 Organizational Communication


  • Ball State University Ph.D. Pathways Mentor
  • Department of Communication Studies – Curriculum & Program Development Committee

Selected Publications

Levine, K. J., Heuett, K. B., & Reno, K. M. (In Press). Re-operationalizing established groups in brainstorming: Validating Osborn’s claims. Journal of Creative Behavior.

Heuett, K. B., & Westerman, C. Y. K. (2014). Reducing negative affect about intercultural interactions through inoculation. Journal of International Communication, 20, 42-51.

Curriculum Vitae

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Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Small Group Decision 330 1 1000 - 1050 M W F LB, room 267
Human Communication 465 2 1100 - 1150 M W F LB, room 267
Directed Study in Co 696 1 0000 - 0000