Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Corey Liberman is interested in the role that social network members play in one’s communication practices within relationships, groups, and organizations. More specifically, he has studied the role of network members in the way that one handles interpersonal conflict, if and how network members come to impact small group decision-making, and whether and to what extent network members come to affect such variables as organizational identification, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and employee motivation. In short, Professor Liberman’s research interests involve better understanding the role of social influence, provided by network members, on communicative practices. He regularly teaches Interpersonal Communication (Comm 104), Principles and Theories of Communication (Comm 107), Strategic and Relational Communication (Comm 246), Organizational Communication (Comm 250), Small Group Communication (Comm 258), and Communication and the Future (Comm 400). He has also developed a special topics course entitled Communication and Social Networks (Comm 308), which addresses the role of network members in one’s decision making practices in a multitude of different areas, ranging from one’s decision to end a long-term romantic relationship to one’s decision to engage in risky health behaviors. Corey was a 2007 recipient of the International Communication Association’s Teaching Award.
Achievements in Scholarship and Service
Social networks as a way of understanding human communication and social behavior: An introduction to the field. Panel presented at the annual Crossing Borders conference in Bedford, NY, March 2010.
The communication of influence in interpersonal and health contexts: Dialectical tensions and strategies for overcoming them. Panel presented at the annual National Communication Association conference in Chicago, IL, November 2009.
Examining the relationship among rhetorical, persuasive, and democratic communication: Novel approaches to preexisting issues. Panel presented at the annual New York State Communication Association conference in Ellenville, N.Y., October 2009.
Using the ‘lost on the moon’ exercise to illustrate small group communication theory: A pedagogical approach. GIFTS panel presented at the annual New York State Communication Association conference in Ellenville, N.Y., October 2009.
The link between social network theory and the tipping point: Communicative lessons learned and concepts applied. In G. Barnett’s (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Forthcoming.
Understanding individual and collective constraints on communication and behavior: A social network perspective. In G. Barnett’s (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Forthcoming.
Network cohesion as a form of structural advantage and disadvantage: Communicative and behavioral implications. In G. Barnett’s (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Social Networking. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Forthcoming.
Review of “Organizational rhetoric: Situations and strategies.” Journal of Communication Studies. Forthcoming.
Faculty Advisor, Lambda Pi Eta.
Faculty Advisor, Nutz and Boltz.
Member, Committee on Outcomes Assessment.
Member, Cultural Perspectives Committee.
2008-2009 Achievements in Scholarships and Service
2009-2010 Achievements in Scholarships and Service