Western Kentucky University

Department of Communication Staff - Holly Payne

Holly Payne, Ph.D.

Holly Payne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:  FAC 100
Phone:  270-745-5876
Email:  holly.payne@wku.edu


Interpersonal communication, organizational communication, applied organizational communication, employee communication, organizational relationships, advanced interpersonal and organization communication, public speaking, business and professional speaking


Organizational dissent expression, communication competence in the workplace, intersections between interpersonal and organizational communication, democracy and voice in the workplace, influence of family communication on workplace behavior


Selected Publications:

Irwin, J., Payne, H.J., Hopkins, P.D., & Adams, T.  (2010).  Competent communication at work:
          Strategies and standards for success
.  Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Payne, H.J. (2008).  Targets, strategies, and topics of deception among part-time workers. 
          Employee Relations: The International Journal, 30 (3), 251-263.

Payne, H. J. (2007).  The role of organization-based self-esteem in employee dissent expression
          Communication Research Reports, 24 (3), 235-240.

Additional Information

Graduate Program Director
First Vice President, Kentucky Communication Association
Advisor, Communication Organization for Graduate Students

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
Kentucky Communication Association


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 Last Modified 7/22/13