Dr. Erika Kirby

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Dr. Erika Kirby
Dept of Communication Studies
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178






Erika L. Kirby is Professor of Communication Studies and the A.F. Jacobson Chair in Communication; she has been at Creighton since 1998. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in organizational communication, and she studies the everyday intersections of working and personal life, emphasizing how differing social identities (especially gender and being a post-traditional student) assimilate into and collide with organizational structures. She teaches organizational communication courses and courses related to communication and social justice. She co-edited Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities with Dr. Chad McBride and has published in numerous outlets in her discipline. In 2016, she was awarded the Charles L. Woolbert award by the National Communication Association. At Creighton, she has been a Department Chair in Communication Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures. She is Past-President of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender and the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate. She has served as an officer at the regional (through the Central States Communication Association) and national levels (through the National Communication Association) and serves on several Editorial Boards for journals. She lives in Omaha with her two cats Dougie and Deena; her daughters Meredith and Samantha live nearby with their cats Darcy and Drake.

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