Faculty Profile for Dr. Stephanie Layne Dailey

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Dr. Stephanie Layne Dailey
Associate Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 322
phone: (512) 245-3856

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I received my M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Before that, I completed my B.A. (2007) in Communication Studies and Spanish from Southwestern University.

Teaching Interests

In addition to my research interests, I have a passion for teaching. I have taught courses in organizational communication, research methods, interviewing, professional communication, introduction to communication, interpersonal communication, and presentational speaking. My online undergraduate course, Empirical Research Methods, won Texas State University’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. I have also received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018–Texas State University’s highest teaching honor. In the classroom, I strive to make course material relevant and valuable to students beyond the college campus.

Currently at Texas State University, I am teaching:
Organizational Communication
Social Media in Organizations
Organizational Communication Analysis
Empirical Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

Throughout my academic career, I have been interested in how people learn about and feel part of organizations. My research, therefore, seeks to advance research at the intersection of organizational socialization and organizational identification scholarship. Specifically, my theory-driven program of work spans three contexts: organizational membership, wellness, and social media. My publications and current projects capture how these activities help bring people together to create shared meaning in the process of organizing.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Dailey, S. L., Pierce, C. S., Leonardi, P., Bailey, D., & Nardi, B. (2023). Being Creative Within (or Outside) the Box: Bridging Occupational Identity Gaps. Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Dailey, S. L. (2022). “Define Yourself. . . #EXSTpride”: Exploring an organizational hashtag through a structurational model of organizational identification. Management Communication Quarterly, 37(1), 127–143. https://doi.org/10.1177/08933189221095597
  • Kaiser, S. E., Klare, D. L., Gomez, M.-A. S., Ceballos, N. A., Dailey, S. L., & Howard, K. J. (2021). A comparison of social media behaviors between sexual minorities and heterosexual individuals. Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Dailey, S. L., Howard, K. J., Roming, S., Ceballos, N. A., & Grimes, T. (2020). A biopsychosocial  approach to understanding social media addiction. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbe2.182
  • Robinson, A., Bonnette, A., Howard, K. J., Ceballos, N. A., Dailey, S. L., Lu, Y., & Grimes, T. (2019). Social Comparisons, Social Media Addiction, and Social Interactions: An examination of specific social media behaviors related to major depressive disorder in a Millennial population. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 24(1), e12158.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Linda L. Putnam Early Career Scholar Award, Organizational Communication Division of the International Communication Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Research Award. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Development Leave. 2021
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State Alumni Association. 2020

Selected Grants

  • Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Principal), Farris, Kristen Nacole LeBlanc (Co-Principal). Memorable Messages of First-Generation College Students, Research Enhancement Grant, Texas State University, $14900. (Funded: 2019 - 2020). Grant.
  • Howard, Krista J (Principal), Ceballos, Natalie A (Supporting), Grimes, Thomas (Supporting), Dailey, Stephanie Layne (Supporting), Lu, Yongmei (Supporting), Lee, Hsun Ming (Supporting), Sharma, Shobhit (Supporting), Lawrence, Grayson B (Other). Does Social Media Make Us Sick? A Pilot Study on the Effects of Social Media on Physiological Reactivity and Mental Health, MIRG, Texas State University, $23784. (Funded: July 2018 - February 2020). Grant.
  • Dailey, Stephanie Layne. Service Learning Mini-Grant, $500. (Funded: 2023). Grant.
  • Dailey, Stephanie Layne. Service Learning Mini-Grant, $500. (Funded: 2022). Grant.
  • Eger, Elizabeth Kamman, Smith, Tara, Pokharel, Manusheela, Keeley-Vassberg, Maureen, Dailey, Stephanie Layne. Library Online Resource Grant, Alkek Library, Texas State University, $30740. (Funded: March 2020). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Management Communication Quarterly
Editorial Review Board Member
Southern Communication Journal
Teaching Effectiveness Committee
Editorial Review Board Member
Communication Teacher
COVID-19 Communication Work Group