Dr. DeAnne Priddis

Assistant Professor

Dr. DeAnne Priddis
615-904-8033
Room 203, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015)
  • MS, University of Wisconsin-Stout (2006)
  • BLIS, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2004)

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict - Interpersonal and Organizational
  • Intergenerational Communication
  • Training & Development
  • Tennessee Supreme Court (TSC) Rule 31 Mediator

Biography

 

DeAnne Priddis's research includes interpersonal and group conflict in families and organizations. Priddis has over 15 years of corporate and nonprofit professional experience primarily in human resources and training prior to her career in academics. Her training experience specialized in developing and conducting onboarding/new employee orientation programs and safety programs. Priddis is also a Rule 31 Civil Mediator listed with the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Publications

Priddis, D., Ruppel, E. K., & Burrell, N. A. (2021). A dyadic analysis of grandparent and adult grandchildren solidarity and topic avoidance. Communication Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2021.1876126

Priddis, D., & Asbury M. A. (2021). Designing a communication strategy for increasing public transit use: A case study of the Nashville MTA system. SAGE Business Cases. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529763287

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Priddis, D., Ruppel, E. K., & Burrell, N. A. (2021). A dyadic analysis of grandparent and adult grandchildren solidarity and topic avoidance. Communication Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2021.1876126

Priddis, D., & Asbury M. A. (2021). Designing a communication strategy for increasing public transit use: A case study of the Nashville MTA system. SAGE Business Cases. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529763287

Priddis, D., & Asbury M. A. (2020). Assessing grief in family caregivers of individuals with alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder using the Marwit-Meuser caregiver grief inventory short form (MM-CGI-SF). Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 14, 1-6. https://doi.org/ 10.117/1178221820972711

Priddis, D. (2019). “Don’t Talk, Don’t Feel, Don’t Trust” and Family Systems Theory. In LeBlanc, S. S. (Ed.), Casing the Family. Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Nicolini, K. M. & Priddis, D. (2018). Effectively integrating group techniques to develop communication proficiency. Handbook of Communication Training: A framework for Assessing and Developing Competence.

Priddis, D., & Nicolini, K. M. (2018). Evaluating the fluidity of work-life balance. In Anderson, D. L. (Ed.), Cases and Exercises in Organizational Development & Change. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cramer, E., Rafferty, K. & Priddis, D., (2017). A qualitative application of problematic integration theory: Studying end-of-life conversations between spouses. SAGE research methods cases. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781526403353

Burrell, N. A., & Priddis, D. (2017). Survey: Dichotomous Questions. In Allen, M. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Cole, A.W., Kim, S.Y., & Priddis, D. (2015). Examining the relationship between students’ perceptions of instruction communication of power online and student online course endorsement. Pennsylvania Communication Annual, 71, 11-36.

Rafferty, K.A., Cramer, E.M., & Priddis, D. (2014). Managing end-of-life uncertainty: Applying problematic integration theory to spousal communication about death and dying. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. https://doi.org/1049909114550675 http://ajh.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/1049909114550675v1.pdf?ijkey=QzUxQqzQGSsuUb4&keytype=ref

Rafferty, K.A., Cramer, E.M., Priddis, D., & Allen, M. (2015). Talking about end-of-life preferences in marriage: Applying the theory of motivated information management. Health Communication. 30:4, 409-418, https://doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2014.889555

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Presentations

Priddis, D., Charoensap-Kelly, P., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. (2021, March). Identifying individual and organizational practices to improve National Communication Association conference presentations. Paper Presented at Central States Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Brinkert, R., Volk Chewning, L., Cohen, S. D., Corbo, A., Powers, C. P.,  Priddis, D., Charoensap-Kelly, P. (2020, November). Facilitating Flow or Getting ...

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Priddis, D., Charoensap-Kelly, P., & Punyanunt-Carter, N. (2021, March). Identifying individual and organizational practices to improve National Communication Association conference presentations. Paper Presented at Central States Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Cincinnati, OH.

Brinkert, R., Volk Chewning, L., Cohen, S. D., Corbo, A., Powers, C. P.,  Priddis, D., Charoensap-Kelly, P. (2020, November). Facilitating Flow or Getting in the Way? When T&D Professionals Bring Allied Professional Identities/Roles and Personal Identities/Roles Forward in their T&D Work. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Virtual Conference.

Priddis, D., Wright, C. N., Brinkert, R., Engstrom, C. L., Burk, J. E. (2019, November). Conflict resolutions for survival: Lessons from the classroom, industry, and community. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Damiano, A. D., Wharton, Michael, P., Priddis, D., Reif-Stice, C. E., & Venette, S. (2019, November). Surviving research methods by applying experiential and service learning. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Burk, J. E., Patton, G. H., Stephens, K. K., Fahs, M. L., Priddis, D., Charoensap-Kelly, P., Engstrom, C. L., Clemons, C., Forst, M., & Arteburn Adame, E. (2018, November). Building our future: An interactive debate about the future of the training and development division. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Waite, L. A., Smartt Lynch, D. D., Burk, J. E., Golinski, R., Priddis, D., Becker, D. (2018, November). Game changer: From ha-ha to ah-ha! Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Training & Development Division Top Panel.

Priddis, D., Riforgiate, S. E., Ellingson, L. L., Wenzel Egan, K. A., Sandoval, J., & Russell, L. D. (2018, November). Pedagogy at play: Viewing teaching through the lens of crystallization to foster creativity, experimentation, and learning. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Riforgiate, S. E., Meluch, A. L., Priddis, D., Russell, L. D., Symonds LeBlanc, S., & Denker, K. J. (2018, April). Crystallized teaching methods: Using different teaching to understand how communication organizes differently (Conflict Photovoice project). Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Koenig Kellas, J., Riforgiate, S. E., Denker, K. J., Priddis, D., Gunn, A., & Myers, S. A. (2018, April). Narrative pedagogy in the classroom: Honoring difference through students’ stories (Five-minute writing Lying & Deception). Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI. Interpersonal and Small Group Interest Group and Communication Education Interest Group Top Panel.

Peck, B. S., Bryant, L. A., Nicolini, K. M., Rafferty, K., Priddis, D., Brule, N. J., & Eckstein, J. J. (2018, April). Disenfranchised grief: Exploring differences in silenced and stigmatized grief. Paper panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI. *put together panel and submitted, recruited members, chair and respondent.

Young, L. B., Jackson, L. J., Symonds LeBlanc, S., Maxwell, L., Priddis, D., & Wombacher, K. (2018, April). Health communication: offering differential solutions to the opioid crisis. Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI. DeRose, D. R., Nicolini, K., Priddis, D., Burrell, N., Cole, A., & Salek, T. (2018, April). Creating PR opportunities to make a difference. Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Kerber, A., Galvin, K., Priddis, D., Russell, L. D., & Starcher, S. (2018, April). Innovative methods and reflexive practices for researching mental health illness and addiction in family contexts. Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Priddis, D., & Asbury, M. B. (2018, April). Designing communication for increasing public transit use: A social identity approach. Paper Presented at Southern States Communication Association (SSCA) Conference, Nashville, TN.

Brinkert, R., Burk, J. E., Priddis, D., Smartt Lynch, D. D., Waite, L. A., Patton, G. H. (2017, November).  Advancing workplace engagement with gratitude and appreciative communication: The quest for more of what works. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Dallas, TX.

Maxwell, L., Spates, S., Becker, K., Priddis, D., Anderson, L. B., Choi, C. W., & Giencke, S. (2017, November). Millenials to boomers: Understanding and improving intergenerational communication in the workplace. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Dallas, TX.

Priddis, D., Tatum, N. T., Frei, S. S., Gigliotti, R., Highsmith, D., Slone, A. R., & Real, K. (2017, November). Staying relevant: Advances and applications in training and development. Panel Presented at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Dallas, TX.

Priddis, D., Nicolini, K. M., Frei, S. S., Bryant, L. E., Johnson, M., Weismann, K., & Tatum, N. T. (2017, March). Creating a bridge to close the classroom/community divide. Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 

North, C., Pawlowski, D. R., Lietzenmayer, A., Goehring, D., Johnson, M., Walton, J. L., & Priddis, D. (2017, March). Creating space for caregivers. Panel Presented at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN

Clemens, C. M., Waisanen, D. J., Priddis, D., Smart Lynch, D.D., Waite, L. A., Gray-Starner, L.M., Magsamen-Conrad, K., & Dillon, J.M. (2016, November). (COMM-unity): Answering the civic call through training. Panel Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 

Charoensap-Kelly, P., Brinkert, R., Becker, D., Clemens, C. M., Cohen, S. D., Fendley, S. A., Hampton-Farmer, C., Smart Lynch D. D., Hoang Nguyen, P., Priddis, D., & Reif, C. (2016, November). The NCA Training and Development division mentoring program: Organizers, mentors, and meets report on their involvement and offer future possibilities. Panel Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Priddis, D., Ruppel, E., & Burrell, N. (2016, April). The grandparent and adult grandchild: A combination of solidarity and topic avoidance. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.  Top Paper Panel - Family Communication.

Priddis, D.  & Nicolini, K.  (2016, April). Male mystique: Examining work-life balance for fathers in today’s workplace. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Priddis, D. (2016, April). Breaking the silence for families of alcoholics. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Burrell, N., Priddis, D., Nicolini, K. Korn, J., Klein, M.C., Weismann, K. & Willes, K.  (2015, November).  Blazing a new path: Embracing opportunities on the unconventional phd journey.  Panel Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Priddis, D. (2015, November). Compliance-gaining resources: Families living with alcoholism. Paper Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Priddis, D. (2015, April). Social exchange theory versus investment model: An application in grandparent and college grandchild relationships. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Madison, WI. Top Student Paper – Communication Theory Interest Group.

Nicolini, K., Priddis, D., Myerchoin, A., Phelps, R., Johnson, M., & Liu, E.  (2015, April). Forging connections: The power of intergenerational mentoring. Panel Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Madison, WI.

Omachinski, K., Priddis, D., Nicolini, K., Weismann, K., & Myerchoin, A. Converging student groups: Integrating non-traditional students in the classroom and in the campus community. Panel Presentedat the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Madison, WI.

Cole, A. W., Kim, S., Priddis, D., & Lambertz, M. (2014, November). Student attrition in online courses and instructor's base of power. Poster Presented at the National Communication Association, Instructional Development Division, Chicago, IL.

Becker, K.A., Cramer, E.M., & Priddis, D. (2014, April).  Problematic integration and dying wishes: Examining spousal information-seeking about end-of-life care preferences. Paper Presented at the 2014 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication (KCHC) in Lexington, KY.

Priddis, D. (2014, April).  The balancing act of working moms and dads in today’s popular press.  Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  

Priddis, D. (2014, April). Family resilience to an alcoholic family member. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.


Priddis, D. (2014, April). Work-life balance and the toxic effects of inconsistent messages. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.


Priddis, D., Omachinski, K. (2014, April). The toxic workplace of the newly promoted supervisor. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.


Stache, L., Davidson, R., Priddis, D., & Nicolini, K. (2013, October). Understanding Gender Studies in the Context of Parenthood. Panel participant at Women's Studies LGBTQ Conference, Madison, WI.


Becker, K.A., Cramer, E.M., & Priddis, D. (2013, October). In sickness and in health: Seeking information about spousal end-of-life preferences. Poster Presentation at International Conference in Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) Conference in Montreal, Canada.


Burrell, N., Maier, M., Priddis, D., Victor, A., Jackl, J., & Gross, C. (2013, June). Emotional Intelligence: A Framework for Examining Bullying in Schools. Paper was Presented at International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, London, England.


Priddis, D. (2013, April). Helping but supporting alcoholism: Persuading family members for resources. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Priddis, D. (2013, April). Adding personality to the college online classroom: A comparative study between students and educators regarding the use of emoticons. Paper Presented at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Kansas City, MO. Top Student Paper – Instructional Resources Interest Group.


Brucher Moore, J., Aldridge Sandford, A., Cherjovsky, N., Copeland, K., Daggs, J., Johnson, M., Nesemeier, H., & Priddis, D. (2013, April). You don’t have to own a prius to teach hybrid courses. Panel participant at the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Kansas City, MO.


Victor, A., Priddis, D., Dilbeck, K. & Burrell, N. (2012, November). Examining educators' reflections on bullying: A shift in Ideology. Paper was Presented at the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Orlando, FL.


Priddis, D., Willes, K.L., & Allen M. (2012, July). Does this app make my butt look big? Male-to-male smartphone application users. Paper was Presented at the International Association of Relationship Research (IARR) Conference, Chicago, IL.

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Awards

Outstanding Service Award received in 2019 from the National Communication Association (NCA) Training & Development Division for service provided 2015-2019.

Research / Scholarly Activity

Conflict in Communication:

  • End-of-Life Discussions
  • Addiction in Families

Training & Development

 

Special Projects

Priddis, D. (2019, June). Exploring silenced and stigmatized grief in the addicted family system(11.5 hour track). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI.  

Priddis, D. (2019, May). Interpreting Communication Styles.Workshop was presented at the MTSU ASCE Professional Development Day, Murfreesboro, TN.  

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Priddis, D. (2019, June). Exploring silenced and stigmatized grief in the addicted family system(11.5 hour track). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI.  

Priddis, D. (2019, May). Interpreting Communication Styles.Workshop was presented at the MTSU ASCE Professional Development Day, Murfreesboro, TN.  

Priddis, D. & Nicolini, K. (2019, April).Creating dialogue for getting the most out of your CSCA Convention. Workshop was conducted at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Omaha, NE.  

Priddis, D. & Nicolini, K. (2018, April).Differentiating between a great conference and a blah conference: Tips for getting the most out of your CSCA convention. Workshop was conducted at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Milwaukee, WI.  

Priddis, D., Gray, D., & Winton, D. (2018, January). Develop Your Video Brand. Workshop conducted at MTSU with MTSU Film Guild. 27 January, 2018. We presented a workshop on how to create an elevator speech, coached participants in preparation for recording video with the MTSU Film Guild, and followed up with participants. The workshop was six hours, and all proceeds went to the MTSU Film Guild for fundraising efforts. See https://youtu.be/m4IblFYFsuofor more information. 

Stafford, J. L., Park, C. H., Wrench. J. S., Gigliotti, R., Mahady, E. T., Marshall-Mike, D., Scroggin, K., Rainer, K. A., & Priddis, D. (2017, November). Contemporary leadership & conflict management: An integration of research and practice in training & development.Preconference 3.5-hour workshop conducted at National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, Dallas, TX. 

Priddis, D.& Nicolini, K. (2017, March). Creating a dynamic conference experience: Getting the most out of your CSCA conference. Workshop conducted at Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Conference, Minneapolis, MN.  

Priddis, D. (2017, June). The addicted family system: Roles, rules, stigma, grieving, & support (4.5 hour workshop). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI. 

Priddis, D. (2016, June). The addicted family system: Roles, rules, & enabling(4.5 hour workshop). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI.

Priddis, D. (2015, June). The addicted family system: Roles, rules, & enabling (4.5 hour workshop). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI. 

Pichette, P., & Priddis, D. (2014, June). Enabling: Helping or harming?(4.5 hour workshop). Workshop presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Menomonie, WI.

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Courses

Conflict in Communication*

Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication*

Interpersonal Communication*

Interviewing*

Quantitative Research Methods in Communication*

Lying and Deception

Communication for Organizational Effectiveness

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Communication in Nonprofit Organizations

*Courses have EXL and MT Engage component (experiential learning)