Joel Iverson

Joel Iverson

Associate Professor

Office: LA 359
Email: joel.iverson@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

My office hours are Monday from 11-12 and Wednesday from 8:45-10 AM and by appointment MTWF


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor

Courses

COMX 421 Communication in Nonprofit Organizations

COMX 424 Risk and Crisis Communication

COMX 425 Communication in Health Organizations

COMX 591 Communicating Community

COMX 561 Qualitative Research Methods

Education

Ph.D 2003 Arizona State University

MA 1992 North Dakota State University

BS 1988 Concordia College

Field of Study

Organizational Communication, Nonprofit Studies, Knowledge Management, Risk and Crisis Communication, Health Communication

Selected Publications

Sellnow, D., Iverson, J.O. & Sellnow, T. (2017). The Evolution of the Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF) Community of Practice (CoP): The L’Aquila Communication Crisis as a Triggering Event for Organizational Renewal. Journal of Applied Communication Research. Also won the Top Paper Award in the Applied Division at NCA, 2016

Iverson, J.O. (2010). Knowledge, belonging and communities of practice. In H.E. Canary & R.D. McPhee (Eds.) (2010).  Communication and organizational knowledge:  Contemporary issues for theory and practice (pp. 35-52). New York:  Routledge.

McPhee, R.D. & Iverson, J.O. (2009). Agents of constitution in Communicad: Constitutive processes of communication in organizations.  In L. Putnam & A. Nicotera (Eds.) Communicative Constitution of Organization (pp. 49-88). Laurence Earlbaum.

Iverson, J.O. & McPhee, R.D. (2008). Communicating knowing through communities of practice: Exploring internal communicative processes and differences among CoPs. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Brown, W.A. & Iverson, J.O. (2004). Exploring strategy and board structure in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 33, 377-400.

 

Publications

Refereed/Competitive Publications

Iverson, J., Robinson, T. & Venette, S. (in press, 2017) Constituting Ebola and Healthcare Organizations: Exploring Risk Communication from a Structuration Theory Approach. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing.

Sellnow, D., Iverson, J.O. & Sellnow, T. (2017). The Evolution of the Operational Earthquake Forecasting (OEF) Community of Practice (CoP): The L’Aquila Communication Crisis as a Triggering Event for Organizational Renewal. Journal of Applied Communication Research. Also won the Top Paper Award in the Applied Division at NCA, 2016

Iverson, J.O. (2013). Communicating Belonging: Building Communities of Expert Volunteers. In M. Kramer, L. Gossett, & L. Lewis (Eds.) Communication and the Volunteer Experience: Exploring the Organizational Dynamics of Volunteering in Multiple Contexts. Peter Lang Publishers. Selected as one of 18 from over 60 proposals. 2014 winner of the Edited Book Award for the Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

McPhee, R. D., & Iverson, J.O. (2013). Activity coordination and the Montreal School. In F. Cooren (Ed.) Organization and organizing: Materiality, Agency, Discourse. New York: Routledge.

Iverson, J.O. & McPhee, R.D. (2008). Communicating knowing through communities of practice: Exploring internal communicative processes and differences among CoPs. Journal of Applied Communication Research.

Iverson, J.O. & Burkart, P. (2007). Managing electronic documents and work flows: Enterprise Content Management at work in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 17(4) 403-419.

Kim, E., Walkosz, B.J. & Iverson, J.O. (2006). USA Today’s Coverage of the top women golfers, 1998-2001: Se Ri Pak, Annika Sorenstam, and Karrie Webb. Howard Journal of Communication, 17, 307-321.

Brown, W.A. & Iverson, J.O. (2004). Exploring strategy and board structure in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 33, 377-400.

Iverson, J.O. & McPhee, R.D. (2002). Knowledge management in communities of practice: Being true to the communicative character of knowledge.  Management Communication Quarterly, 16, 259-266.

Littlefield, R.S. & Iverson, J.O. (1995). Limited Current Issue Debate: A new generation of policy debate for rural America. The Forensic Educator, 10, 5-10.

Invited Publications

Venette, S.J. & Iverson, J.O.  (In Press, 2017) Communicative Enactment of Virtue: A Structurational Approach to Understanding Ethical Financial Communication. In Handbook of Investor Relations and Financial Communications. Laskin, A.V. (Ed.) Wiley.

Iverson, J.O., McPhee, R.D. & Spaulding, C. (In Press, 2017) Communicative Constitution in 2-1-1. In B. Brummans (Ed.) The Agentive Dynamics of Organizations. Routledge.

Iverson, J.O. (2017). Knowledge Management. In The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. C. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.) John Wiley and Sons.

McPhee, R.D., Poole, M.S. & Iverson, J.O. (2014). Structuration theory. In L. Putnam & D. Mumby (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Communication, 3rd ed. (pp. 75-95).

McPhee, R. D. & Iverson, J.O. (2011). Materiality, structuration, and communication. In T. Kuhn (Ed.) Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural, and Technological Challenges to Communication Theorizing (pp. 65-80). New York: Hampton.

Iverson, J.O. (2010). Knowledge, belonging and communities of practice. In H.E. Canary & R.D. McPhee (Eds.) (2010).  Communication and organizational knowledge:  Contemporary issues for theory and practice (pp. 35-52). New York:  Routledge.

Canary H.E., McPhee, R.D. & Iverson, J.O. (2010). Conclusion: Moving forward with communicative perspectives on organizational knowledge. In H.E. Canary & R.D. McPhee (Eds.) (2010).  Communication and organizational knowledge:  Contemporary issues for theory and practice (pp. 304-313). New York:  Routledge.

McPhee, R.D. & Iverson, J.O. (2009). Agents of constitution in Communicad: Constitutive processes of communication in organizations.  In L. Putnam & A. Nicotera (Eds.) Communicative Constitution of Organization (pp. 49-88). Laurence Earlbaum.

Iverson, J.O. (2008). Organizational Learning. In W. Donsbach (Ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell.

McPhee, R.D., Corman, S.R. & Iverson, J.O. (2006). We ought to have gumption: An analysis of an excerpt from the videotape After Mr. Sam.  In F. Cooren (Ed.) Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Board Meeting (pp. 133-162). Laurence Erlbaum.

Iverson, J.O. & Hoerer, J. (2001). Debate as a whole language tool for migrant students. Rostrum, 75, 25, 28.

Iverson, J.O. (1995). Limited Current Issue Debate Instructor’s Guide. Fargo, ND: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.  (Ninety-four page teaching guide/textbook with nine-week course plan and daily activities).

 

Honors

Top Paper, National Communication Association, Applied Division, 2016

Top Three Competitive Paper Award, International Communication Association, 2006

Outstanding Panhellenic Professor, Texas A&M University, 2005

Top Three Finalist, Charles Redding Dissertation Award, International Communication Association, 2004

Ph.D. Superior Researcher Award, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication,

                        2001-2002