Kerry Strayer, Professor, Department of Communication

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Dr. Kerry Strayer is a professor with areas of specialty that include organizational and group communication, leadership, and gender. Her research looks in particular at organizational analysis and change in non-profits and religious organizations. She also leads training in the community on the multi-generational workplace, Appreciate Inquiry and visioning, board development, MBTI, Strengths Finder, and a variety of communication-oriented topics.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1995 - Organizational Communication
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati, 1987 - Political Communication
  • B.A., Bluffton University, 1984 - History and Theatre
  • Research, Creative, & Professional Work

    • Organizational change, particularly in non-profits, educational and religious organizations cross-generational communication
    • Communication and gender
    • Mentoring
    • Leadership: Theory and styles as well as individual coaching based on MBTI and Strengths

    Affiliations & Awards

    • National Communication Association
    • Women for Economic and Leadership Development