Associate Professor of Management
Ph.D. (Speech Communication), Pennsylvania State University; M.A. (Rhetoric), University of California at Davis; B.A. (Speech Communication), San Diego State University.
Business communication, communication management, managerial communication, integrated communication across the curriculum.
Specializing in cross-cultural rhetorical theory, Cyphert's research focuses primarily on variations in decision-making norms across cultures and socio-economic levels. Current projects include the definition and development of communication competence in business organizations, methods of improving team communication behaviors, and the intersection of rhetorical theory and complexity science.
Cyphert currently directs the MBA program. She is also the faculty consultant to the College's undergraduate Professional Readiness Program.
Cyphert is a member of the National Communication Association, the American Communication Association, and the Association for Business Communication. Cyphert's more than 60 publications include articles in The Quarterly Journal of Speech, Text and Performance Quarterly, Corporate Reputation Review, Communication Education, and The Western Journal of Communication, as well as ERIC documents, instructional supplements, and various practitioner magazines. She has presented more than 100 papers at regional and national conventions as well as programs for media and community audiences.
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