|Dr. Ryan S. Bisel
Position: Assistant Professor
Education: Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2008
Office Phone: 405-325-6042
Office: Burton Hall Room 224
Office Hours: W 2:00-3:30
Classes Spring, 2013 semester:
COMM 5323: Advanced Qualitative Research
Dr. Bisel is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication. His research interests focus primarily on issues surrounding leadership communication, organizational culture, and behavioral ethics.
Between 2007 and 2013, Dr. Bisel’s research was honored with eleven Top Paper Awards from regional and national communication conferences. Also, Dr. Bisel was honored as the 2009 and 2011 Saxton Applied Research Award Recipient for his work in organizational change messaging and team learning, respectively. Furthermore, Bisel was awarded as the 2010 Longmire Prize winner for excellence in Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching. In addition to several book chapters, Dr. Bisel’s research is published and in press with communication journals: Communication Theory, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, Business Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Communication, Western Journal of Communication, Southern Communication Journal, Small Group Research, and Human Relations.
In addition to his academic experience, Professor Bisel has worked as a process consultant, trainer, and facilitator for organizations such as Douglas County Visiting Nurses and Hospice, Rose State College, Air Force Public Affairs Center of Excellence, OUHSC Anesthesiology, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Grace Fellowship, Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security, and Kansas Health Foundation.
Bisel, R. S., & Messersmith, A. S. (2012). Organizational and supervisory apology effectiveness: Apology-giving in work settings. Business Communication Quarterly, 75, 426-449.
Bisel, R. S., & Arterburn, E. (2012). Making sense of organizational members’ silence: A sensemaking-resource
model. Communication Research Reports, 29, 217-226.
Bisel, R. S., Messersmith, A. S., & Kelley, K. M. (2012). Supervisor-subordinate communication: Hierarchical mum effect meets organizational learning. Journal of Business Communication, 49, 128-147.
Bisel, R. S., Kelley, K. M., Ploeger, N. A., & Messersmith, J. (2011). Workers’ moral mum effect: On facework and organizational ethics. Communication Studies, 62, 153-170.
Bisel, R. S., & Barge, J. K. (2011). Discursive positioning and planned change in organizations. Human Relations, 64, 257-283.
Bisel, R. S. (2010). A communicative ontology of organization?: A description, history, and critique of CCO theories for organization science. Management Communication Quarterly, 24, 124-131.