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Chad McBride, PhD

Chair, Communication Studies

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Chad McBride

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College of Arts and Sciences
Communication Studies
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Chad McBride, PhD

Chair, Communication Studies

Professor

M. Chad McBride, Ph.D. joined the faculty of Creighton in Fall 2003.  He has taught courses in Close Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Discourse of the American Family, and Gender Communication as well as communication theory and research methods.
In his research, he is interested in how individuals communicatively co-construct situated identities in both our social networks and larger culture. In doing so, he studies communication within personal relationships and families, often using Facework and Communication Privacy Management as theoretical frameworks. Additionally, he studies communication about personal relationships by examining broader cultural representations and discourse about relationships in the media. 
His work has been published in outlets such as Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Studies, Southern Communication Journal, Communication Reports, Electronic Communication Journal, and Handbook of Conflict Communication, and he has co-edited a book, Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities, with Dr. Erika Kirby. He is also currently the incomoing President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (www.osclg.org)
He is currently examining the work spouse relationship with Dr. Karla Bergen (College of Saint Mary). If you either have a work spouse, have been labeled a work spouse, or work with people who are work spouses, and are interested in sharing your experiences in an interview, please email Chad
To view Chad's additional teaching, scholarship, and service, please see his vitae.

Teaching Interests

  • Family Communication

Department

Communication Studies

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Professor

Books

  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    McBride, M.C., & Bergen, K. M. (2014, April). Voices surrounding a site of cultural struggle: Women in commuter marriages. Paper presented to the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. 2014
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    McBride, M.C., & Bergen, K. M. (2014). Voices surrounding a site of cultural struggle: Women in commuter marriages. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 554-572., p. 554-572 2014
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    Daas, K. L., & McBride, M. C. (2014). Participant observation: Teaching students the benefits of using a framework. Communication Teacher, 28, 14-19. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2013.839045, p. 14-19 2014
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    Simmons, J., Lowry-Hart, R., Wahl, S.T., & McBride, M.C. (2013). Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective. Communication Education, 62, 376-394. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2013.813631, p. 376-394 2013
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    Toller, P. W., & McBride, M. C. (2013). Enacting privacy rules and protecting disclosure recipients: Parents’ communication with children following the death of a family member. Journal of Family Communication, 13, 32-45. doi: 10.1080/15267431.2012.742091, p. 32-45 2013
  • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
    McBride, M. C., & Toller, P. W. (2011). Bereaved parents use of facework when talking about the death of a child. Southern Journal of Communication, 76, 210-229. doi: 10.1080/10417940903477647, p. 210-229 2011
  • Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities
    McBride, M. C. 'Can a man be a feminist?' Moving from dominance to alliance, p. 78-79 2009
  • Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities
    McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. 'You're totally her work husband:' Managing misperceptions of the 'work-spouse' relationship, p. 133-140 2009
  • Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities
    McBride, M. C. 'Would you ever make an eye wear eye-liner?:' External pressures to 'do' gender, p. 55-57 2009
  • Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities
    McBride, M. C. 'Pressure to perform:' The challenges and limitations of a masculine identity 2009
  • Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities
    McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. Undercover moms, Family CEOs and 'opted out' moms: Work-life possibilities for women 2009
  • Communicating for social impact : engaging communication theory, research, and pedagogy
    Kirby, E. L., Bonewits Feldner, S., Leighter, J., McBride, M. C., Tye-Williams, S., Ortega Murphy, B., Turner, L. H. Exploring the basement of social justice issues- A graduate upon graduation, p. 63-77 2009
  • Getting the most of your graduate education in communication: a student's handbook
    McBride, M. C., Bergen, K. M. Forging collegial scholarly relationships for the future, p. 186-188 2008
  • Reading "Desperate Housewives": Beyond the white picket fence
    Shuler, S., McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. Desperation loves company: Female friendships and the facade of female intimacy, p. 180-189 2006
  • Sage Handbook of conflict communication
    Kirby, E. L., McBride, M. C. Work-life communication, p. 327-357 2006

Articles

  • Journal of Social & Personal Relationships
    McBride, M. C. and Bergen, Karla Mason. Voices of women in commuter marriages: A site of discursive struggle.
    31, p. 554-572 2014
  • Journal of Social & Personal Relationships
    McBride, M. C., Bergen, Karla M. Voices of women in commuter marriages: A site of discursive struggle
    31, p. 554-572 2014
  • Communication Education
    Simmons, Jake; Lowery-Hart, Russell; Wahl, Shawn T.; McBride, M. C. Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective.
    62, p. 376-394 2013
  • Communication Education
    Simmons, Jake, Lowery-Hart, Russell, Wahl, Shawn T., McBride, M. C. Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective
    62, p. 376-394 2013
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Toller, Paige W. and Mcbride, M. C. Enacting Privacy Rules and Protecting Disclosure Recipients: Parents' Communication with Children Following the Death of a Family Member.
    13, p. 32-45 2013
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Toller, Paige W., McBride, M. C. Enacting Privacy Rules and Protecting Disclosure Recipients: Parents' Communication with Children Following the Death of a Family Member
    13, p. 32-45 2013
  • Women & Language
    McBride, M. C. The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities.
    35, p. 139-140 2012
  • Women & Language
    McBride, M. C. The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities
    35, p. 139-140 2012
  • Southern Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C. and Toller, Paige. Negotiation of face between bereaved parents and their social networks.
    76, p. 210-229 2011
  • Southern Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C., Toller, Paige Negotiation of face between bereaved parents and their social networks
    76, p. 210-229 2011
  • Journal of Family Communication
    McBride, M. C. Saving Face With Family Members: Corrective Facework After Reconciling With a Romantic Partner.
    10, p. 215-235 2010
  • Journal of Family Communication
    McBride, M. C. Saving Face With Family Members: Corrective Facework After Reconciling With a Romantic Partner
    10, p. 215-235 2010
  • Iowa Journal of Communication
    McBride, M. C.; Daas, K. L.; Toller, P. W. Defining family: Naming, orientation, and redemption in the case of Terri Schiavo.
    41, p. 199-221 2009
  • Southern Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C. Bereaved parents use of facework when talking about the death of a child. Southern Journal of Communication. 2009
  • McBride, M. C. 'Would you ever make an eye wear eye-liner?:' External pressures to 'do' gender. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.), Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt., p. 55-57 2009
  • Kirby, E. L., & McBride, M. C. Undercover moms, Family CEOs and 'opted out' moms: Work-life possibilities for women. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.), Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt., p. 108-114 2009
  • McBride, M. C.& Kirby, Erika L. 'You're totally her work husband:' Managing misperceptions of the 'work-spouse' relationship. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.), Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt., p. 133-140 2009
  • McBride, M. C. 'Pressure to perform:' The challenges and limitations of a masculine identity. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.)Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt., p. 35-41 2009
  • McBride,M. C. 'Can a man be a feminist?' Moving from dominance to alliance. In E. L. Kirby & M. C. McBride (Eds.) Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt., p. 78-79 2009
  • Kirby, E. L.; Bonewits Feldner, S.; Leighter, J.; McBride, M. C.; Tye-Williams, S.; Ortega Murphy, B.; Turner, L. H. Exploring the basement of social justice issues- A graduate upon graduation. In Harter, Lynn M.; Dutta, Mohan J.; Cole, Courtney (Eds.)., Communicating for social impact : engaging communication theory, research, and pedagogy. Hampton Press, Cresskill, N.J., p. 63-77 2009
  • Iowa Journal of Communication
    McBride, M. C., Daas, K. L., Toller, P. W. Defining family: Naming, orientation, and redemption in the case of Terri Schiavo
    41, p. 199-221 2009
  • Southern Journal of Communication
    McBride, M. C. Bereaved parents use of facework when talking about the death of a child 2009
  • Texas Speech Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C. and Bergen, K. M. Becoming a reluctant confidant: Communication privacy management in close friendships.
    33, p. 50-61 2008
  • Bergen, K. M. & McBride, M. C. Forging collegial scholarly relationships for the future. In S. Morreale & P. Ameson (Eds.), Getting the most of your graduate education in communication: a student's handbook. Washington DC: National Communication Association., p. 186-188 2008
  • Texas Speech Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C., Bergen, K. M. Becoming a reluctant confidant: Communication privacy management in close friendships
    33, p. 50-61 2008
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Bergen, Karla Mason; Kirby, Erika; McBride, M. Chad. 'How Do You Get Two Houses Cleaned?': Accomplishing Family Caregiving in Commuter Marriages.
    7, p. 287-307 2007
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Bergen, Karla M., Kirby, Erika, McBride, M. C. 'How Do You Get Two Houses Cleaned?': Accomplishing Family Caregiving in Commuter Marriages
    7, p. 287-307 2007
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
    Schrodt, P., Baxter, L. A., McBride, M. C., Braithwaite, D. O., Fine, M. A. The divorce decree, communication, and the structuration of coparenting relationships in stepfamilies
    23, p. 741-759 2006
  • Kirby, E. L., Wieland, S. McBride, M. C. Work-life communication. In J. Oetzel and S. Ting-Tooney (Eds.). Sage Handbook of conflict communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage., p. 327-357 2006
  • Communication Teacher
    McBride, M. C. '-ing' project: Encouraging cohesion in small groups
    20, p. 53-56 2006
  • Shuler, S.; McBride, M. C.; Kirby, E. L. Desperation loves company: Female friendships and the facade of female intimacy. In McCabe, J.; Akass, K. (Eds.). , Reading 'Desperate Housewives': Beyond the white picket fence. th, I. B. Tauris & Co., Ltd., New York., p. 180-189 2006
  • Journal of Social & Personal Relationships
    Schrodt, P.; Baxter, L. A.; McBride, M. C.; Braithwaite, D. O.; Fine, M. A. The divorce decree, communication, and the structuration of coparenting relationships in stepfamilies.
    23, p. 741-759 2006
  • The Electronic Journal of Communication
    McBride, M. C. A hierarchy of family: A family communication response to the 'opt-out revolution'
    16, p. 3-4 2006
  • Communication Studies
    Kirby, E.; McBride, C.; Shuler, S.; Birkholt, M.; Danielson, M. A.; Pawlowski, D. The Jesuit difference (?): Narratives of negotiating spiritual values and secular practices.
    57, p. 87-105 2006
  • Communication Teacher
    McBride, M. C. '-ing' project: Encouraging cohesion in small groups
    20, p. 53-56 2006
  • Electronic Journal of Communication/Le Review de electronique de Communication
    McBride, M. C. A hierarchy of family: A family communication response to the 'opt-out revolution'
    16 2006
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Wahl, Shawn T.; McBride, M. Chad; Schrodt, Paul. Becoming 'point and click' parents: A case study of communication and online adoption.
    5, p. 279-294 2005
  • Journal of Family Communication
    Wahl, Shawn T., McBride, M. C., Schrodt, Paul Becoming 'point and click' parents: A case study of communication and online adoption
    5, p. 279-294 2005
  • Texas Speech Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C. & Wahl, S. T. 'To say or not to say' Teachers' management of privacy boundaries in the classroom.
    30, p. 8-22 2005
  • Texas Speech Communication Journal
    McBride, M. C., Wahl, S. T. 'To say or not to say' Teachers' management of privacy boundaries in the classroom
    30, p. 8-22 2005

Editing and Reviews

  • Oxford University Press
    Communication Research Measures 2012
  • Pearson/Allyn & Bacon Longman
    Business Communicators: The Strategic Development, Implementation, and Management of Corporate Communication 2010
  • Journal of Women and Language
    McBride, M. C. & Kirby, E.L. Communicating gender diversity: a critical approach.
    30, p. 62-63 2008
  • Journal of Women and Language
    Kirby, E. L., McBride, M. C. Communicating gender diversity: a critical approach
    30, p. 62-63 2008

Presentations

  • McBride, M. C. (2014, April). “Don’t forget to puncture your ego balloon and laugh at yourself”: Remembering Dr. Phyllis Japp. Spoke on panel honoring my mentor. Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. 2014
  • McBride, M. C. (2014, April).Dialectic theory and classroom instruction: Elevating contradictions beyond the binaries. Panel presentation at Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. 2014
  • Simmons, J., Lowry-Hart, R., Wahl, S.T., & McBride, M.C. (2013, November). Understanding the African-American student experience in higher education through a relational dialectics perspective. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, Washington, DC. 2013
  • McBride, M. C. (2013, November). Connections across family contexts: Applications of Communication Privacy Management theory. Paper presented as part of special panel on CPM theory to the National Communication Association, Washington, DC. 2013
  • McBride, M. C., Bergen, K. M., & Wernli, M. (2012, July). Topics of disclosure and taboo topics in the work spouse relationship. Paper presented to the International Association of Relationship Researchers Conference, Chicago, IL. 2012
  • McBride, M. C., & Bergen, K. M. (2011, November). Work spouses: Describing and understanding a “new” relationship. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA. 2011
  • Bergen, K. M., & McBride, M. C. (2011, October). So why do they call them “work spouses'? Examining the terminology surrounding close friendships at work. Paper presented to the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Evanston, IL. 2011
  • Toller, P. W., & McBride, M. C. (2010, November). Privacy rule development when selecting a disclosure confidant in families. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. 2010
  • Bergen, K. M., & McBride, M. C. (2010, November). Instructors use (or lack) of facework in problematic student interactions. Paper presented to the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA. 2010
  • McBride, M. C., & Bergen, K. M. (2010, October). Using participant voices to construct counter narratives: Critical analyses of qualitative data. Paper presented to the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender, Tampa, FL. 2010
  • Bergen, K. M., & McBride, M. C. (2010, April). Blogs, Facebook, and Twitter: New ways for families to stay in touch. Paper presented to the Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH. 2010
  • Kirby, E. K., & McBride, M. C. (2009, November). Using narrative to teach the communicative construction of (stable and changing) gender/ed identities. Short course presented to the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL. 2009