Faculty Profile for Dr. C. Erik Timmerman

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Dr. C. Erik Timmerman
Chair - Professor — Department of Communication Studies
Centennial Hall 205
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Erik Timmerman graduated with a B.A. in Communication from the University of Nevada, Reno; an M.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State University; and a Ph.D. Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin.

Erik’s research examines communication processes in organizations. Some of his more recent studies examine the use and outcomes of communication technology by organizational groups, customer service, and applications of organizational and instructional theories to understand online teaching/learning.

Teaching Interests

Organizational Communication, Quantitative Research Methods, Negotiation, Communication in Customer Service Settings

Research Interests

Organizational Communication, Communication Technology, Customer Service, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Online Teaching/Learning, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kim, J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Effects of supportive feedback messages on exergame experiences:  A mediating role of social presence. Journal of Media Psychology, 30, 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1027/1864-1105/a000175
  • Salem, P. J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Transformative practice and research in organizational communication. Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-2823-4
  • Salem, P. J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2018). Forty years of organizational communication. In Transformative practice and research in organizational communication (pp. 1–28). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
  • Kim, J., & Timmerman, C. E. (2017). Viewing alone or together: Linking the viewing context for sexually explicit internet materials to sex-related Attitudes. International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies, 6(1), 50–64. https://doi.org/10.4018/IJICST.2016010104
  • Farris, K. N. L., Dye, L. A., Houser, M. L., & Timmerman, C. E. (n.d.). Student Perceptions of Instructor Communication amid Class Disruption: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic. In COVID and Higher Education: Teaching and Learning. Lexington Books.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member
Management Communication Quarterly
Texas State University Class Scheduling Committee
Learning Management System Steering Committee
Management Communication Quarterly (Associate Editor)
College of Fine Arts and Communication College Review Group (Tenure and Promotion)