Dale Cyphert

Head of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

MBA Program Director

Dale Cyphert
Location

CBB 338

Phone
(319) 273-6150

Dale Cyphert

Head of Marketing and Entrepreneurship

MBA Program Director

Dale Cyphert has a background in public relations and advertising and obtained her MBA, leading to a career in management for retail operations. After a decade, she went back to communication as a workplace skills consultant before getting into a doctorate program and becoming a professor. She approaches work with students with great anticipation. She has more fun teaching than anything else, seeing it as part party and part game and a crucial part of guiding students along their journey.

Hobbies & Interests
In her free time, she enjoys watching football, particularly her favorite team, the 49ers, reading physics and editing Wikipedia pages.

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

Strategic and management communication, management in team-based and virtual organizations, and 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.

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.