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Matthew J Gill, Ph.D., Associate Professor / Public Relations Coordinator

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

Matthew Gill, Ph.D.'s Vita
Office Hours Spring 2018 - Monday 1-1:30; 3-4:15 Wednesday, & Friday 1:00-2:00; or by appointment

Frequently Taught Courses

CMN 2920: Introduction to Public Relations
CMN 3020: PR Research, Measurement and Evaluation
CMN 3920: Public Relations in Society
CMN 3960: Public Relations Writing
CMN 3965: Advanced Public Relations Writing
CMN 4030: Rotating topics have included: Public Relations in Sport; Public Relations and Social Media; Crisis Communication
CMN 4919: Public Relations Campaigns
CMN 4920: Public Relations Case Studies
CMN 5000: Introduction to Graduate Research (Quantitative Methods)
CMN 5720: Seminar in Public Relations


Ph.D. in Organizational Communication (secondary area - Public Relations and Society) - Purdue University
M.A. in Public Affairs and Issue Management - Purdue University

Professional Organizations

National Communication Association
Central States Communication Association


Public relations
Organizational Storytelling
Corporate sponsorship
Organizational Socialization
Sports Communication
Organizational trust
Organizational incivility

Selected Publications

Gill, M. J. (2017) Outlier analysis. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Sage.
Gill, M. J. (2017) Chi-square. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Sage.
Gill, M. J. (2016). Trust. In the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Wiley.

Gill, M. J. (2015). Incivility in organizations. In the International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. WileyBlackwell.

Gill, M. J. (2014). Public relations and social media. In T.L. Thompson & J. G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Health Communication, pp. 1137-1140. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gill, M. J. & Sypher, B. D. (2012).  The relative predictability of incivility on interpersonal and organizational  trust.  In B. Omdahl & J. Harden Fritz (Eds.) Problematic relationships in the workplace: volume II (pp. 85-104). New York: Peter Lang.

Gill, M. J. (2012) Communicating organizational history to sports fans. In A. C. Earnheardt, P. M. Haridakis & B. Hugenberg (Eds.) Sports Fans, Identity, and Socialization: Exploring the Fandemonium.

Gill, M. J. & Sypher, B. D. (2009). Rising concerns about workplace incivility and interpersonal trust. In P. Lutgen-Sandvik & B. D. Sypher (Eds.), Destructive organizational communication: Processes, consequences and constructive ways of organizing (pp. 53-73). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Gill, M. J. (2008). Corporations brought to you by NASCAR: Rhetorical identification through corporate sponsorship. International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 9, p.

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Department of Communication Studies

Coleman Hall 1260
600 Lincoln Ave Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-5718

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