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Allison Alford

Assistant Clinical Professor - Information Systems

Contact Information

Email:  Allison_Alford@baylor.edu
Homepage:  https://goodtalkconsulting.com/
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6124
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98005
Waco, TX  76798-8005
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 310.02

Educational Background

  • PHD - Communication Studies, Univ Texas Austin
  • MA - Communication Studies, Univ Texas Austin
  • BA - International Studies, Texas A&M Univ College Sta

Work Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 9, 2017 - Present)
  • Director, Good Talk Communication Consulting (January 2017 - Present)
  • Instructor, Texas State University (August 2016 - May 2017)
  • MBA+ Leadership and Communication Coach, The University of Texas at Austin (August 2016 - Present)
  • Instructor, St. Edward's University (August 2015 - May 2017)
  • Summer Symposium for Peace, Global Ethics, and Conflict Resolution, UT Project on Conflict Resolution (April 2013 - August 2014)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin (August 2012 - May 2016)
  • Instructor, The Art Institute of San Antonio (January 2012 - May 2012)
  • Instructor, Northeast Lakeview College (August 2007 - December 2012)
  • Instructor, St. Mary's University (August 2007 - December 2007)
  • Instructor, University of Nevada Las Vegas (January 2006 - May 2007)
  • Instructor, College of Southern Nevada (January 2005 - August 2007)

Consulting

  • For Profit Organization, Good Talk Communication Consulting, LLC (2017 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Award nominee, Baylor University Hankamer School of Business (January 2018)
  • Faculty Honoree, Zeta Tau Alpha annual professor reception (October 2017)
  • Graduate School Continuing Fellowship (2015)
  • Conference Presentation Award (2014)

Licensures and Certifications

  • CITI Program, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (January 2017 - Present)

Professional Memberships

  • Beta Gamma Sigma (April 2018 - Present)
  • Member, Association for Business Communication (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Organization for Research on Women and Communication (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Southern States Communication Association (2013 - 2014)
  • National Communication Association (2013 - Present)

Biography

Dr. Allison M. Alford earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Interpersonal Communication from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Additionally, she earned an M.A. from The University of Texas at Austin in Communication Studies and a B.A. from Texas A&M University in International Studies with minors in French and Public Relations. With her husband and two kids, Allison lives in the Waco, Texas area where they spend time at soccer games, reading, and playing tricks on each other. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Business Communication in the Management Information Systems Department in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.

Publications

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

Allison M. Alford & Meredith Marko Harrigan (2019) Role Expectations and Role Evaluations in Daughtering: Constructing the Good Daughter, Journal of Family Communication, 19:4, 348-361, DOI: 10.1080/15267431.2019.1643352

Alford, A. M. & Miller-Day, M. (2019) Introduction. In A. M. Alford & M. Miller-Day (Eds.), Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Alford, A. M. (2019) Mothering and Motherhood. In A. M. Alford & M. Miller-Day (Eds.), Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Alford, A. M. (2019). Daughtering and Daughterhood. In A. M. Alford & M. Miller-Day (Eds.), Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

A. M. Alford & M. Miller-Day (2019) Constructing Motherhood and Daughterhood Across the Lifespan. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

"Getting Their Attention: Student Perceptions of Prohibitive Technology Policies as Related to Sustained Attention, Cognitive Learning, and Course Satisfaction," (November 2018) (coauthors: Christina Iluzada, Robin Wakefield).

"You Can’t Have it All: An Analysis of Black Motherhood in Reality Television," , January 2016.

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Bringing communication to a business school," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2019, Baltimore, MD, November 2019.

"Get Their Attention: Student Perceptions of Prohibitive Technology Policies as Related to Sustained Attention, Cognitive Learning, and Course Satisfaction," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference 2018, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 2018 (coauthors: Christina Iluzada, Robin Wakefield).

"The TED-talk Style of Resume Presentation: Celebrating your Diversity and Culture Through Storytelling," presented at the Association for Business Communication International Conference 2018, Miami, FL, October 2018 (coauthors: Debra Burleson, Randall Waller).

"How do you Teach Diversity? Lightning Round Panel," presented at the Association for Business Communication International Conference 2018, Miami, FL, October 2018.

"Redefining work ethic: Daughters’ social construction of professional intentions and talk of mothers’ memorable messages about career," presented at the Association for Business Communication Regional Conference 2018, Spain, March 2018 (coauthors: Jane Damron).

"Emerging Pedagogical Methods: The Professional Development Program as a Relevant Addition to Business Communication Coursework at Texas State University," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2017, Dallas, TX, November 2017 (coauthors: Christina Moore, Matari Gunter).

"Role expectations and role evaluations in daughtering: Constructing the Good Daughter," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2017, Dallas, TX, November 2017.

"Weighed and measured: Stancetaking in baby bump posts on Instagram," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2017, Dallas, TX, November 2017 (coauthors: Matthew B Ingram).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Adding Professional Development to Today’s Business Communication Curriculum to Better Prepare Students for Careers," presented at the Association for Business Communication International Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland, October 2017 (coauthors: Matari Gunter, Christina Moore).

"Teaching Real-World Job-Seeking Skills: Expanding the Reach of Classroom Instruction on Business Communication," presented at the Association for Business Communication International Conference 2017, Dublin, Ireland, October 2017.

"Difficult Conversations: An Interdisciplinary Perspective," presented at the The Conflict Conference annual conference 2017, Austin, TX, April 2017.

"Female/Insider/Outsider: The Politics of conducting Research with Female Participants," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2015, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.

"Mothering in the 21st Century: Current Issues in Mother-Daughter Relationships," presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention 2015, Las Vegas, NV, November 2015.
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