Dr. Elizabeth Stephens

Lecturer

Dr. Elizabeth Stephens
(901) 213-6501
Room 233 - ONLINE ONLY , Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. online only 

Or by appointment: (901) 213-6501

 

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Memphis (2010)
  • MA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2002)
  • BA, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (2000)

Areas of Expertise

Interpersonal Communication: Identity, Grief 


Health Communication: Patient/Provider, Palliative care

Ethnography

Chair, Southern States Communication Association. Ethnography Interest Division (2018-2019) Vice-Chair/Program Planner, Southern States Communication Association. Ethnography Interest Division (2017-2018)

 

 

Publications

Young, A.J., Stephens, E., & Goldsmith, J.V. (2017). Family communication in the intensive care unit: Addressing boundary ambiguity with rhetorical agency. Journal of Family Communication, 17(2), 137-152.

Presentations

Stephens, E. Creating Dialectical Tensions: “Instructor” or “Online Tech-Savvy” Instructor? Panel: Reframing the Narrative of Online Education: Social Presence as a Path to Engagement & Experimentation. Southern States Communication Association. Instructional Development Division. Montgomery, AL (April, 2018).

Joy V. Goldsmith, J.V., Brockman, K., Young, A.J., Stephens, E. Phillips, O. Long Acting Removable Contraception R...

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Stephens, E. Creating Dialectical Tensions: “Instructor” or “Online Tech-Savvy” Instructor? Panel: Reframing the Narrative of Online Education: Social Presence as a Path to Engagement & Experimentation. Southern States Communication Association. Instructional Development Division. Montgomery, AL (April, 2018).

Joy V. Goldsmith, J.V., Brockman, K., Young, A.J., Stephens, E. Phillips, O. Long Acting Removable Contraception Resistance in Postpartum Adolescent Girls: The Interplay of Perspective, Motivation, and Health Literacy. Southern States Communication Association. Instructional Development Division. Montgomery, AL (April, 2018).  

Stephens, E. I am my son’s Voice: Mothers’ responses to fatal police shootings. Panel: They have a difficult job: Policing in America. National Communication Association Conference. Black Caucus Division. Dallas, TX. (November, 2017).

Young, A., Stephens, E., & Goldsmith, J. Family caregiver communication and health literacy in the ICU. Southern States    Communication Association Conference. Applied Communication Division. (April, 2017). Greenville, SC. Top Paper Panel for the Applied Division.

Young, A.J., Stephens, E. & Goldsmith, J.V. Family caregiver communication and health literacy in the ICU. 8th Annual Health Literacy Research Conference. Bethesda, MD. (October, 2016). Competitive poster.  

Stephens, E. Letting go and holding on: An autoethnography of grief. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Ethnography Division Top Paper Award Austin, TX. (April, 2016).

Young, A.J. & Stephens, E. Family communication in the intensive care unit: Addressing boundary ambiguity with rhetorical agency. Kentucky Conference on Health Communication Conference. Lexington, KY. (April, 2016). Competitive poster.   

Young, A.J., Schaffer, T., Stephens, E., Communication Strategies, Barriers and Boundaries in the Intensive Care Unit.  National Communication Association Conference. Health Communication Division.  Chicago, IL. (November, 2014).

Stephens, E. Coaching and mentoring our online students: An exploratory study of online students.  Tennessee Communication Association Conference. Murfreesboro, TN. (September, 2013).  

Stephens, E. America’s P.R.ID.E.: Entertainment education as a health communication                          intervention strategy for middle-school and high school students. National Communication Association Conference. Research in progress paper. Chicago, IL. (November, 2009).

Stephens, E.  Messages about tobacco: The Tobacco Free Memphis intervention with middle school and high school students. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Health Communication Division. Savannah, GA. (April, 2008).

Stephens, E. Job Corps: Smoking intervention using social cognitive theory. National Communication Association Conference. Training and Development Division. Chicago, IL. (November, 2007).

Stephens, E.   An analysis of medical team communication in the Bristol Royal Infirmary case. National Communication Association Conference. Competitive poster. San Antonio, TX. (November, 2006).  

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Awards

2017    Top Paper Panel, Applied Communication Division. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Young, A., Stephens, E., & Goldsmith, J. Family caregiver communication and health literacy in the ICU.

2016    Top Paper Award, Ethnography Division. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Stephens, E.  Letting go and holding on: An autoethnography of grief.&n...

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2017    Top Paper Panel, Applied Communication Division. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Young, A., Stephens, E., & Goldsmith, J. Family caregiver communication and health literacy in the ICU.

2016    Top Paper Award, Ethnography Division. Southern States Communication Association Conference. Stephens, E.  Letting go and holding on: An autoethnography of grief. 

2014    Emerging Leader Horizon Award, Tennessee Communication Association.

2009    The John Angus Campbell Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Memphis, Communication Department.

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Courses

Introduction to Organizational Communication

Interview Communication

Small Group Communication

Interpersonal Communication

Strategic Communication

Previous Courses:

Persuasion

Conflict

Health Communication

Health Communication: Graduate Seminar