Education & Social Sciences

College of Education and Social Sciences.


Tim McKenna-Buchanan, Ph.D.

Director of Honors Program
Associate Professor of Communication Studies


Dr. Tim McKenna-Buchanan (Ph.D., Ohio University, 2014) teaches courses in organizational communication, public relations and ethics. He strives to create learning environments that guide, develop and challenge students to recognize the value and importance of communication in (and out of) the workplace. His research interests influence his teaching, which explore the intersection of difference (or diversity) and organizational life, with an emphasis on the ways narratives empower differences and the stories that create, maintain and change individuals’ lived experience. His research has been published in journals such as Communication Education, Communication Teacher, and Health Communication, as well as several book chapters.