Robert McPhee

Professor Emeritus
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
1205

Biography

Robert McPhee's scholarly interests are in organizational communication, communication theory, general social theory and (especially quantitative) research methods.

Education

Ph.D. - Communication; Michigan State University

M.A. - Communication; Michigan State University

B.A. - Communication; Michigan State University

Publications

  • Canary, H., & McPhee, R. D. Communication and organizational knowledge: Contemporary issues for theory and practice. (2011).
  • Canary, H., & McPhee, R. D. (Eds.). Introduction – Toward a Communicative Perspective on Organizational Knowledge. Communication and organizational knowledge: Contemporary issues for theory and practice (2011).
  • McPhee, R., Canary, H., & Iverson, J. Conclusion: Moving forward with communicative perspectives on organizational knowledge. Communication and organizational knowledge: Contemporary issues for theory and practice (2011).
  • Poole, M. S. and McPhee, R. D. Group and Organizational Structuration Theory. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009).
  • Canary, H., & McPhee, R. D. The mediation of policy knowledge: An interpretive analysis of intersecting activity systems. Management Communication Quarterly (2009).
  • McPhee, R. D., & Iverson, J. Agents of constitution in the Communidad: Constitutive processes of communication in organizations. Building theories of organization: The constitutive role of communication (2009).
  • Putnam, L. L., & McPhee, R. D. Theory building: Comparisons of CCO orientations. Building theories of organization: The constitutive role of communication (2009).
  • McPhee, Robert D. & Canary, Heather. Organizational Structure. International Encyclopedia of Communication (2008).
  • Joel Iverson, Robert McPhee. Communicating Knowing Through Communities of Practice: Exploring Internal Communicative Processes and Differences Among CoPs. Journal of Applied Communication Research (2008).
  • Putnam, L. L., Nicotera, A., & McPhee, R. D. Introduction: Communication constitutes organization. Building theories of organization: The constitutive role of communication (2008).
  • J Alberts, Brian Heisterkamp, Robert McPhee. Disputant Perceptions of and Satisfaction with a Community Mediation Program. International Journal of Conflict Managewment (2006).
  • K Myers, Robert McPhee. Group influence on member assimilation in highly interdependent workgroups: A multilevel analysis. Human Communication Research. Human Communication Research (2006).
  • Robert McPhee, Karen Myers, Angela Trethewey. On Collective Mind and Conversational Analysis: Response to Cooren. Management Communication Quarterly (2006).
  • McPhee, Robert David,Corman, Steven R,Iverson, Joel O. We Ought to Have?Gumption?: A CRA Analysis of an Excerpt from the Videotape "After Mr. Sam". Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Board Meeting (2006).
  • Robert McPhee. Clegg and Giddens on power and (post-)modernity. Management Communication Quarterly (2004).
  • Robert McPhee. Text, agency, and organization in the light of structuration theory. Organization (2004).
  • . . Engaging Organizational Communication Theory and Research: Multiple Perspectives (2004).
  • K Dooley, S Corman, Robert McPhee, T Kuhn. Modeling high-resolution broadband discourse in complex adaptive systems. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, & Life Sciences (2003).
  • J Iverson, Robert McPhee. Knowledge management in communities of practice. Management Communication Quarterly (2002).
  • Robert McPhee, S Corman, K Dooley. Organizational knowledge expression and management: Centering resonance analysis of organizational discourse. Management Communication Quarterly, 16, 2, 274-281 (2002).
  • S Corman, T Kuhn, Robert McPhee, K Dooley. Studying complex discursive systems: Centering Resonance Analysis of communication. Human Communication Research (2002).
  • Steven Corman, K Dooley, Robert McPhee. A Knowledge Directory for Identifying Experts and Areas of Expertise. Human Systems Management (2002).
  • Poole, M S,McPhee, Robert David,Canary, D J,Morr, M C. Methodology in Interpersonal Communication. Handbook of Interpersonal Communication, 3rd Edition (2002).
  • . Organizational Theory, Organizational Communication, Organizational Knowledge, and Uncertainty Management. (2001).
  • Robert McPhee, D Seibold. Responses to the Finalist Essays II. Management Communication Quarterly (2000).
  • Robert McPhee, P Zaug. The communicative constitution of organizations: A framework for explanation. Electronic Journal of Communication (2000).
  • . . Review of: The Emergent Organization: Communication as its Site and Surface (2000).
  • McPhee, Robert David (Author) ,Poole, M S (Author) . Organizational structure, configurations, and communication. The New Handbook of Organizational Communication (2000).
  • McPhee, Robert. Discursive positioning in organizational hierarchies: Four cases. Management Center (2000).
  • McPhee, Robert, Seibold, D. Finalist Essays II. (2000).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 792 Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 690 Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 792 Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 508 Quant Rsrch Methods in Comm
COM 792 Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 230 Small Group Communication
COM 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 508 Quant Rsrch Methods in Comm
COM 690 Reading and Conference
COM 792 Research
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 408 Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 692 Research
COM 792 Research
COM 799 Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
COM 692 Research

Presentations

  • McPhee, R. D., & Canary, H. Distanciation and organizational communication. National Communication Association Convention, (Nov 2009).
  • McPhee, R. D. NCA Theme Panel: Unconventional lenses on the making of an academic professional. Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2008).
  • McPhee, R. D., & Iverson, J. Activity coordination and the Montreal School. conference "What is an Organization? Materiality, Agency and Discourse." Universit� de Montr�al, Qu (Nov 2008).
  • McPhee, R. D. A structurational critique of some central Montreal School schemata. conference "What is an Organization? Materiality, Agency and Discourse." Universit� de Montr�al, Qu (Nov 2008).
  • McPhee, R. Institutions, organizations, communicative constitution, and distanciation. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada (Nov 2008).
  • Canary, H., & McPhee, R. D. The mediation of policy knowledge: An interpretive analysis of intersecting activity systems. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada (Nov 2008).
  • McPhee, R. D. CCO-Critical or Recriminative Reflections. conference, "Alta Revisited: Critical Eye on CCO Scholarship." Skybird, Utah (Jul 2008).
  • McPhee, R.D. Reflecting our way out of the box. panel entitled "The Challenge of Researching Communication as a Group Phenomenon: Developing "Small (Nov 2007).
  • McPhee, R.D. Scott Pooles approach to theory construction. Small Group Communication Division, NCA, (Nov 2007).
  • McPhee, Robert, Iverson, J. Agents of constitution in the Communidad: Constitutive processes of communication in organizations. International Communication Association Convention, Dresden (Jul 2007).
  • Myers, K, McPhee, Robert. Group influence on member assimilation in highly interdependent workgroups: A multilevel analysis. International Communication Association Convention, Dresden (Jul 2007).
  • McPhee, Robert. Response to papers on "Creating Sites for Connection and Action in the Field of Organizational Communication". , National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Iverson, J, McPhee, Robert. Communicating Knowing through Communities of Practice Theory: Exploring Internal Communicative Processes and Differences among COPs. NCA Convention (Nov 2005).
  • McPhee, Robert. Agency and Organizational Communication. National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2005).
  • McPhee, Robert. Virtual Organizing. NCA Convention (Nov 2005).
  • McPhee, Robert. Response to Bostrom. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago (Nov 2004).
  • Myers, K, McPhee, Robert. A Structurational Approach to Organizational Socialization and Assimilation Research. National Communication Association Convention, Chicago (Nov 2004).
  • McPhee, Robert. Work/Life Balance. Western States Communication Association (Mar 2004).
  • McPhee, Robert. Panel on Group Decision-making. National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. Theorizing Organizational Communication. National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. Made By The People: The Communicative Constitution Of Organizations By Organizational Members. National Communication Association (Nov 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. Organizational Discourse and Language. International Communication Association Convention (May 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. Advances in Macro-organizational Communication Research. Organizational Communication Division: International Communication Association Convention (May 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. Group Decision-making. Organizational Communication Division: International Communication Association Convention (May 2003).
  • McPhee, Robert. A Dialectic Of Dialectics: The Prospect Of Dialectic In Communication Studies. National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert. Some Perspectives on the Communicative Constitution of Organizations. National Communication Association Convention: The Communicative Constitution Of Organization And Its Implications For Theory, Research, And Practice (Nov 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert. The Communicative Constitution of Organizations. Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention (Nov 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert, Iverson, Joel. Embedding Organizational Communication in Communities: Theoretical Possibilities of Wenger's "Communities of Practice". Eastern Communication Association Convention (Apr 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert. Spotlight On The Ideas Of Phillip K. Tompkins. Organizational Communication and the Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group, Western States Communication Association (Mar 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert. Organizing Discourse: Language In Use, Action, And Subjectivity. Western States Communication Association, Long Beach, CA (Mar 2002).
  • McPhee, Robert. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice: The Use of Giddens' Concepts in Applied Organizational Research. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (Jun 2000).
  • McPhee, Robert, Iverson, J. Discourse Systems Structurate Organizations and Their Discursive Resources. Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association Convention
  • McPhee, Robert. Revisiting Central Questions Of Theory And Epistemology. National Communication Association Convention
  • McPhee, Robert. Structurational Approaches to Organizational Communication. National Communication Association Convention
  • McPhee, Robert, Iverson, J. Agents of constitution in the Communidad: Constitutive processes of communication in organizations. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association
  • Myers, K, McPhee, Robert. Group influence on member assimilation in highly interdependent workgroups: A multilevel analysis. Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association

Service

  • CLAS Academic Senate, Representative (2010 - Present)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Representative (2010 - Present)
  • Executive Committee, ASU Academic Senate, Member (2007 - Present)
  • Faculty Search Committee, Member (2006 - Present)
  • HDSHC, Course Coordinator, Com 250 (2006 - Present)
  • Personnel Committee, Tempe Campus Academic Senate, Member (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Environmental Health And Safety Office, Representative of HDSHC (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Environmental Health And Safety Office, Representative of HDSHC (2006 - Present)
  • CLAS Faculty Senate, Senator (2006 - Present)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2006 - Present)
  • Tempe Campus Academic Senate, HDSHC Senator (2006 - Present)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Representative (2005 - Present)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Representative (2005 - Present)
  • ASU Academic Senate, Representative (2005 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board Member (2004 - Present)
  • School, Co-Course Coordinator (with Laura Guerrero), Comm 308 (2003 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School, Course Coordinator, Com 308 (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Theory, Editorial Board member (2002 - Present)
  • Management Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Management Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Management Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Communication Discipline, External Reviewer for Tenure/Promotion Cases (1999 - Present)
  • ASU Mediation Competency Research Program, Project member (1998 - Present)
  • ASU Mediation Competency Research Program, Project member (1998 - Present)
  • ASU Mediation Competency Research Program, Project member. (1998 - Present)
  • Communication Yearbook/Organization Science/Human Relations/Western, Paper Reviewer (1998 - Present)
  • "Comité scientifique", Conference on "CRITICAL THINKING AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION MODES", Member (2010 - 2011)
  • NCA Donald Cushman Award Committee for Best Student Paper, Member (2007 - 2009)
  • Executive Committee, M. A. Program, Communication, Member (2005 - 2009)
  • NCA Miller Dissertation Award Committee, Chair (2008 - 2008)
  • Communication Discipline, External Reviewer for Tenure/Promotion Cases (2008 - 2008)
  • NCA Miller Dissertation Award Committee, Member (2007 - 2007)
  • Major Works in Organizational Communication, Editorial Board Member (2006 - 2006)
  • International Communication Association Organizational Communication Division, Chair, Nominating Committee (2006 - 2006)
  • NCA Organizational Communication Division, Best Article/Book Award Screening Committee (2005 - 2005)
  • National Communication Association, Paper Reader/Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Hugh Downs School, Nuevo Dia Steering Committee and Publicity Committee Member (2004 - 2005)
  • College Grievance Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • PFF Steering Committee, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Chaparrel High School Forensics Program, Regular Judge (2001 - 2004)
  • (Augmented) School Personnel Committee, Member (1998 - 2003)
  • Human Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (1998 - 2003)
  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Organization Leadership Training Program, ASU Facilities Coordination Assistant (2002 - 2003)
  • Interdisciplinary Ph. D. Program in Communication May, 1998 through May, 2003, Director, Interdisciplinary Ph. D. Program (1998 - 2003)
  • ICA Organizational Communication Division, Paper reader (2002 - 2002)
  • NCA Organizational Communication Division, 'Top 3' paper reader (2002 - 2002)
  • Howard University, Consultant (2000 - 2000)