Kerry Strayer, Professor, Communication

Kerry Strayer



33 Collegeview, C114

Dr. 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.


  • Bluffton University, BA in History and Theatre, 1984
  • University of Cincinnati, MA in Political Communication, 1987
  • PhD: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Major in Organizational Communication, 1995

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