Chad McBride, MD
Chad McBride, MD

Chad McBride, MD

Professor
Chair, Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • Family Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Communication Studies

Position

  • Professor

Biography

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.

Education

  • PhD, University of Nebraska Lincoln (2003)
  • MS, Texas Christian University (1999)
  • BS, Texas Christian University (1996)

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • 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., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2014
  • 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., Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 554-572, 2014
  • 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, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 14-19, 2014
  • 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, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 376-394, 2013
  • 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, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 32-45, 2013
  • 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, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 210-229, 2011
  • McBride, M. C. 'Can a man be a feminist?' Moving from dominance to alliance, Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities, 78-79, 2009
  • McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. 'You're totally her work husband:' Managing misperceptions of the 'work-spouse' relationship, Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities, 133-140, 2009
  • McBride, M. C. 'Would you ever make an eye wear eye-liner?:' External pressures to 'do' gender, Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities, 55-57, 2009
  • McBride, M. C. 'Pressure to perform:' The challenges and limitations of a masculine identity, Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities, 2009
  • McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. Undercover moms, Family CEOs and 'opted out' moms: Work-life possibilities for women, Gender actualized: Cases in communicatively constructing realities, 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, Communicating for social impact : engaging communication theory, research, and pedagogy, 63-77, 2009
  • McBride, M. C., Bergen, K. M. Forging collegial scholarly relationships for the future, Getting the most of your graduate education in communication: a student's handbook, 186-188, 2008
  • Shuler, S., McBride, M. C., Kirby, E. L. Desperation loves company: Female friendships and the facade of female intimacy, Reading "Desperate Housewives": Beyond the white picket fence, 180-189, 2006
  • Kirby, E. L., McBride, M. C. Work-life communication, Sage Handbook of conflict communication, 327-357, 2006

Articles

  • McBride, M. C. and Bergen, Karla Mason. Voices of women in commuter marriages: A site of discursive struggle., Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 31, 554-572, 2014
  • McBride, M. C., Bergen, Karla M. Voices of women in commuter marriages: A site of discursive struggle, Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 31, 554-572, 2014
  • 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., Communication Education, 62, 376-394, 2013
  • 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, Communication Education, 62, 376-394, 2013
  • 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., Journal of Family Communication, 13, 32-45, 2013
  • Toller, Paige W., McBride, M. C. 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, 2013
  • McBride, M. C. The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities., Women & Language, 35, 139-140, 2012
  • McBride, M. C. The Faithful Citizen: Popular Christian Media and Gendered Civic Identities, Women & Language, 35, 139-140, 2012
  • McBride, M. C. and Toller, Paige. Negotiation of face between bereaved parents and their social networks., Southern Communication Journal, 76, 210-229, 2011
  • McBride, M. C., Toller, Paige Negotiation of face between bereaved parents and their social networks, Southern Communication Journal, 76, 210-229, 2011
  • McBride, M. C. Saving Face With Family Members: Corrective Facework After Reconciling With a Romantic Partner., Journal of Family Communication, 10, 215-235, 2010
  • McBride, M. C. Saving Face With Family Members: Corrective Facework After Reconciling With a Romantic Partner, Journal of Family Communication, 10, 215-235, 2010
  • McBride, M. C.; Daas, K. L.; Toller, P. W. Defining family: Naming, orientation, and redemption in the case of Terri Schiavo., Iowa Journal of Communication, 41, 199-221, 2009
  • McBride, M. C. Bereaved parents use of facework when talking about the death of a child. Southern Journal of Communication., Southern Communication Journal, 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 63-77, 2009
  • McBride, M. C., Daas, K. L., Toller, P. W. Defining family: Naming, orientation, and redemption in the case of Terri Schiavo, Iowa Journal of Communication, 41, 199-221, 2009
  • McBride, M. C. Bereaved parents use of facework when talking about the death of a child, Southern Journal of Communication, 2009
  • McBride, M. C. and Bergen, K. M. Becoming a reluctant confidant: Communication privacy management in close friendships., Texas Speech Communication Journal, 33, 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., 186-188, 2008
  • McBride, M. C., Bergen, K. M. Becoming a reluctant confidant: Communication privacy management in close friendships, Texas Speech Communication Journal, 33, 50-61, 2008
  • Bergen, Karla Mason; Kirby, Erika; McBride, M. Chad. "How Do You Get Two Houses Cleaned?": Accomplishing Family Caregiving in Commuter Marriages., Journal of Family Communication, 7, 287-307, 2007
  • Bergen, Karla M., Kirby, Erika, McBride, M. C. 'How Do You Get Two Houses Cleaned?': Accomplishing Family Caregiving in Commuter Marriages, Journal of Family Communication, 7, 287-307, 2007
  • 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, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 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., 327-357, 2006
  • McBride, M. C. "-ing" project: Encouraging cohesion in small groups, Communication Teacher, 20, 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., 180-189, 2006
  • 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., Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, 23, 741-759, 2006
  • McBride, M. C. A hierarchy of family: A family communication response to the "opt-out revolution", The Electronic Journal of Communication, 16, 3-4, 2006
  • Kirby, E.; McBride, C.; Shuler, S.; Birkholt, M.; Danielson, M. A.; Pawlowski, D. The Jesuit difference (?): Narratives of negotiating spiritual values and secular practices., Communication Studies, 57, 87-105, 2006
  • McBride, M. C. '-ing' project: Encouraging cohesion in small groups, Communication Teacher, 20, 53-56, 2006
  • McBride, M. C. A hierarchy of family: A family communication response to the 'opt-out revolution', Electronic Journal of Communication/Le Review de electronique de Communication, 16, 2006
  • Wahl, Shawn T.; McBride, M. Chad; Schrodt, Paul. Becoming "point and click" parents: A case study of communication and online adoption., Journal of Family Communication, 5, 279-294, 2005
  • Wahl, Shawn T., McBride, M. C., Schrodt, Paul Becoming 'point and click' parents: A case study of communication and online adoption, Journal of Family Communication, 5, 279-294, 2005
  • McBride, M. C. & Wahl, S. T. "To say or not to say" Teachers' management of privacy boundaries in the classroom., Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30, 8-22, 2005
  • McBride, M. C., Wahl, S. T. 'To say or not to say' Teachers' management of privacy boundaries in the classroom, Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30, 8-22, 2005

Editing and Reviews

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