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Matthew Gill, Ph.D.

Matthew Gill, Ph.D.

Office: 2070 Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6306
Fax: 217-581-5718

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Matt Gill, assistant professor of communication studies, currently serves as his department's graduate program coordinator. The graduate program offers a Master of Arts in Communication Studies as well as an option in communication pedagogy.

Dr. Gill received his doctorate in communication from Purdue University in 2007. His research interests include public relations, organizational trust, workplace incivility, and how organizations interact with society. His recent research has examined the role organizational history plays as a socializing agent within collectives and the causes and consequences of trust in organizations, particularly how organizational communication can damage trust. His work has been published in the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship and in edited volumes such as Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium and Destructive Organizational Communication: Processes, consequences and constructive ways of organizing.

Admission to the graduate program in communication studies, with or without the communication pedagogy option, requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of Communication Studies. Please contact Dr. Gill or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.

Master of Arts: in Communication Studies