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Dr. Jordan Atkinson is an Associate Professor at Missouri Western State University where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational, crisis, small group, media, and oral communication. As a communication scholar investigating instructional, organizational, and family communication contexts, Dr. Atkinson’s research has been published in the journals Communication Education, Communication Teacher, Journal of Communication Pedagogy, Basic Communication Course Annual, Ohio Communication Journal, and Iowa Journal of Communication. Dr. Atkinson has also published book chapters in Communication and Learning, Casing the Family, Communicating Advice, and Casing Sport Communication. Dr. Atkinson regularly presents his research at the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Eastern Communication Association (ECA).
Dr. Atkinson is currently serving on the Convention Committee at NCA and recently served as the Secretary of the Instructional Development Division. Dr. Atkinson has served in multiple leadership positions at ECA, including the Chair and Program Planner of several interest groups, the Program Planner of the Graduate Student Poster Session, the Short Course Director, as an Executive Council member, and a member of the Nominating Committee. Dr. Atkinson is currently serving as the Planner of the 2022 Undergraduate Scholars Conference at ECA. Dr. Atkinson also serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Communication Pedagogy, Communication Research Reports, and Communication Quarterly. For his service to the discipline, Dr. Atkinson was awarded the 2021 Presidential Citation Award for Service from NCA.
At Missouri Western, Dr. Atkinson serves as Chair of the Graduate Council, as well as a member of the Faculty Senate, the Honors Committee, the Three-Minute Thesis Committee, and the department’s Scholarship Committee, Grade Appeal Committee, and Assessment Committee. Dr. Atkinson serves the students of MWSU as the Faculty Advisor of the Student Honors Organization. Previously, he was the Faculty Advisor for the Communication Club and Lambda Pi Eta. In 2019, he was awarded the Outstanding Student Advisor of the Year at MWSU.
Dr. Atkinson is originally from Pikeville, Kentucky, a region in the Appalachian Mountains full of history, hospitality, beauty, and charm. He completed his Ph.D. in Communication Studies at West Virginia University where he was awarded the Doctoral Student Teaching Award and the Doctoral Student Peer Collegiality Award. Dr. Atkinson completed his M.A. in Communication and two B.A. degrees in Secondary Education and Communication from Morehead State University in Kentucky. As an avid college sports fan, you can find Dr. Atkinson cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats or West Virginia Mountaineers anytime they are playing. Dr. Atkinson enjoys teaching at Missouri Western and he hopes to continue seeing creativity, innovation, and hard work from his students each semester.