Damion Waymer | Associate Professor

Ph.D., Purdue University

Specialty: Organizational rhetoric; Issues Management; PR

Biography: Damion Waymer (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006) is an Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. His program of research centers on organizational rhetoric, particularly regarding PR, issues management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and strategic communication. His research projects address fundamental concerns about issues of diversity in general and issues of race, class, and gender, specifically, and how these social constructions shape and influence the ways that various audiences receive, react, and respond to certain messages. His research appears in outlets such as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Public Relations Review, Public Relations Inquiry, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Communication Quarterly, Qualitative Inquiry, and elsewhere.

Teaching: He teaches organizational communication courses such as: External Organizational Rhetoric and Issues Management (undergraduate) and Organizational Rhetoric (graduate).

Representative Publications:

Waymer, D., & VanSlette, S. (2013). Corporate reputation management and issues of diversity: In C. Carroll (Ed.), Handbook communication and corporate reputation. (pp. 471-483). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Waymer, D. (Ed.). (2012). Culture, social class, and race in public relations: Perspectives and applications. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Boyd, J., & Waymer, D. (2011). Organizational rhetoric: A subject of interest(s). Management Communication Quarterly, 25, 474-493.

Heath, R. L., Toth, E. L., & Waymer, D. (Eds.) (2009). Rhetorical and critical approaches to public relations II. New York: Routledge.

Waymer D. (2009). Liberty and justice for all? The paradox of governmental rhetoric. Communication Quarterly, 57, 334-351.

Brooks, K. P., & Waymer, D. (2009). Public relations and strategic issues management challenges in Venezuela: A discourse analysis of Crystallex International Corporation in Las Cristinas. Public Relations Review, 35, 31-39.

Waymer, D., & Heath, R. L., (2007). Emergent agents: The forgotten publics in crisis communication and issues management research: Journal of Applied Communication Research, 35, 88-108.


Department of Communication, Texas A&M University, 4234 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4234
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