Steven P. Stogsdill

Assistant Professor of Communication
Department of Communication
Hardin-Simmons University


2009                PhD. – Organizational Communication - Texas A&M University, College
Station; Dissertation – Perceptions of Power: A Comparison of the
Perceptions of the Organizational Power of IT Departments – Chair, Dr.
Katherine Miller, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University,
College Station

1994                M.A. – Communications – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, Texas

1994                M.A. – Religious Education – Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

1989                B.A. – Biblical Studies – Hannibal-LaGrange College, Hannibal, Missouri

1985                Certification – Broadcast Performance: Radio Performance, Production,
and Marketing – Broadcast Center, St. Louis, Missouri

Service to Profession

·      Presented paper at Southern States Communication Association annual conference, March 2011; Perceptions of Power: A Comparison of Perceptions of the Organizational Power of IT Departments.
·      Member of American Communication Association; participation in online discussion forums
·      Reviewer for an article submitted to the American Communication Journal, 2011
·      Book review for a proposed new Communication textbook, 2011
·      Preparing two papers based on dissertation research for submission to journals
·      Presented dissertation research paper at faculty colloquium, 2010

Teaching Experience

Hardin-Simmons University, Assistant Professor of Communication
·      Introduction to Public Speaking
·      Organizational Communication
·      Mass Media Management
·      Five Trends in Communication courses: New Media; Video Storytelling; Nonverbal Communication; Old Communication in a New Communication World; Digital Fingertips (Examining new communication technologies and interface tools)

Texas A&M University, Teaching Assistant, Communication Arts Department
·               Introduction to Public Speaking
·               Interpersonal Communication (mass lecture course)
·               Communication for the Technical Professional

Hannibal-LaGrange College, Communication Arts Department, Instructor of Communication Arts 1995-2004; Chair, Department of Communication Arts, 2001-2004:
·      Introduction to Speech Communication
·      Introduction to Mass Communication
·      Nonverbal Communication
·      Small Group Communication
·      Communication Practicum
·      Senior Performance Seminar (capstone course for majors)
·      Argument and Debate
·      Broadcasting I  & II
·      Advanced Topic: Public Relations (one semester trial course for possible new track; has since been added to the curriculum)
·      Advanced Topic: Magazine Production
·      Journalism: Yearbook

Weekend College Courses:
·      Nonverbal Communication
·      Mass Communication

Extension Courses - High School Dual Credit Program - closed circuit television
linking five rural high schools:
·      Introduction to Speech Communication 
·      Sociology 

Service to Institutions
Hardin-Simmons University
·      Assessment of Learning Outcomes Committee, serving third term; assisted with developing and implementing changeover to new assessment plan
·      University Research and Review Committee, serving third term
·      Assisted in developing Proposal for Graduate Concentration in Communication for the EdD in Leadership Proposal, 2011
·      Ad Hoc Committee on Assessments, 2010
·      Assisted with Departmental Five-year Program Review developing plan for updating library holdings
·      Participation in Departmental planning: curriculum changes; evaluation of Communication Masters support minor; professor’s web presence
·      Student advising
·      Ministering to students
·      Faculty sponsor for Zeta Chi for third year

Texas A&M University
·      Chair, publicity Committee, Neuvo Dia Conference, Spring 2005
·      Judge in campus Public Speaking contest

Hannibal-LaGrange College
·      Department Chair, 4 years
·      Student Advisor: 15-20 students/year
·      Yearbook Advisor
·      Outcomes Assessment and Curriculum Development

·      Public Speaking Judge at FBLA competitions
·      History Day judge

·      Discipline Committee
·      Strategic Planning Action Team #8: Athletic Department
·      Booster Banquet Decorations Committee
·      Graduation Decorations Committee

·      Developed restructuring of Communication Arts Department curriculum
·      Secured budget increase for Yearbook and reduced operational costs; getting
Yearbook finished on time and under budget.
·      Introduced non-linear video editing to school and curriculum
·      Producer: Education Division promotional video
·      Started Broadcasting Curriculum

Related Work Experience
·      DJ, Commercial Production, KLEE-CO Radio, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1985-86
·      Freelance Illustrator/Graphic Artist

Community Involvement

While at Hardin-Simmons to present
·      Deacon, Deacon body secretary
·      Sunday School Teacher/Director
·      Youth Sponsor; Youth events
·      Teacher in after school program, Kids Time
·      Vacation Bible School teacher
·      Chair, Pastor Search Committee
·      Co-leader in Young Men’s Bible study and ministry
·      Participated in missions trips in summer of 2010 and summer of 2011
·      Host home and/or facilitator for 40 Days of Community and 40 Days of Love neighborhood small groups

Research Interests

·      Perceptions of power relationships of IT personnel in organizations – dissertation
·      A Dimensional Model of Power – developed from dissertation research
·      Effects of social media on traditional communication theories
·      Power potentials for mid-level management
·      Rhetorical analysis of FDR’s first presidential campaign and development of a new rhetorical theory
·      Influence of personality on interpersonal and group communication settings