Dale Cyphert

Associate Professor of Management

MBA Director




Education

Ph.D. (Speech Communication), Pennsylvania State University; M.A. (Rhetoric), University of California at Davis; B.A. (Speech Communication), San Diego State University.


Teaching Interests

Business communication, communication management, managerial communication, integrated communication across the curriculum.


Research Interests

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.


Responsibilities

Cyphert currently directs the MBA program. She is also the faculty consultant to the College's undergraduate Professional Readiness Program.


Professional Accomplishments

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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