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Faculty and Staff Profile

Andrew Pyle

Assistant Professor

Office: Strode 415
Phone: 864-656-1567

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Communication
George Mason University 2014

M.A. Applied Communication
University of Arkansas at Little Rock 2011

B.A. Communication Studies; Russian Language
Ouachita Baptist University 2009

 Courses Taught

HON 2020 Civil Discourse
COMM 1800 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
COMM 2010 Introduction to Communication
COMM 3550 Principles of Public Relations
COMM 3560 Crisis Communication
COMM 3570 Public Relations Writing
COMM 4560 Public Relations for Associations and Nonprofits
COMM 4800 Intercultural Communication
COMM 4950 Capstone: Creating a Crisis Plan
COMM 8010 (Graduate) Communication Theory I
COMM 8560 Trends in Public Relations Research & Theory


Dr. Andrew S. Pyle is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. He completed his PhD in Communication at George Mason University, and his MA in Applied Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His research focuses on the intersection of crisis communication and intercultural communication. He is also interested in the ways that organizations employ social media to manage crisis communication. He also studies the scholarship of teaching and learning, seeking methods for enhancing the classroom experience for students and faculty alike. Dr. Pyle is teaching courses in the areas of Public Relations and Crisis Communication. He is an active member of the Southern States Communication Association and the Public Relations Society of America. He is also excited to tell you more about the study abroad program he has helped develop - check out the website link below to see more about the program.

 Research Interests

Intercultural Crisis Communication
Social Media and Crisis Communication
Public Relations
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

 Research Publications

Pyle, A. S. (2018). Intercultural crisis communication: examining the experiences of crisis sojourners. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46(3), 388-407. doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1467031

Pyle, A. S., Linvill, D. L., & Gennett, S. P. (2018). From silence to condemnation: Institutional responses to Executive Order 13769. Public Relations Review. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2017.11.002

Pyle, A. S., & Boatwright, B. (2018). Coming Together Around Hashtags: Exploring the Formation of Digital Emergent Citizen Groups. The Journal of Public Interest Communications, 2(1).

Pyle, A. S. (2017). Teaching PEACE: A plan for effective crisis communication instruction. Communication Teacher. doi:10.1080/17404622.2017.1372598

Linvill, D. L., & Pyle, A. S. (2017). Inquiry-based civil discourse education. Communication Teacher, 31(4). doi:10.1080/17404622.2017.1358382

Cardwell, L. A., Williams, S. D., & Pyle, A. S. (2017). Corporate public relations dynamics: Internal vs. external stakeholders and the role of the practitioner. Public Relations Review, 43(1), 152-162. doi:10.1016/j.pubrev.2016.11.004

Broeckelman-Post, M. A., & Pyle, A. S. (2017). Public speaking versus hybrid introductory communication courses: Exploring four outcomes. Communication Education, 66(2). doi:10.1080/03634523.2016.1259485

Pyle, A. S. (2016). Surviving the Conflict of Self-Inflicted Organizational Crises. In A. Normore,
L. Long, & M. Javidi, (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Communication, Leadership and
Conflict Resolution.

Rowan, K. E., Pyle, A. S., & MacNeil, D. P. (2016). Preparing for the Worst: How to Use
Simulations to Enhance Skill Acquisition and Retention. Innovations in Teaching and
Learning. Fairfax, VA: Mason Publishing.

Ulmer, R. R., & Pyle, A. S. (2016). International organizational crisis communication: A simple
rules approach to managing crisis complexity. In A. Schwarz, M. W. Seeger, C. Auer
(Eds.), The Handbook of International Crisis Communication Research, 43, 108-118.

Zhao, X., Maibach, M., Gandy, J., Witte, H. J., Cullen, H., Klinger, B., Rowan, K. E., Witte, J., &
Pyle, A. S. (2013). Climate change education through TV weathercasts: Results of a field experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-

 Honors and Awards

2018 "Best Professor" at Clemson, Tiger Newspaper "Best of Clemson"
2018 Top Paper in the Public Relations Division at the Southern States Communication Association Conf.


Strategic Communication Study Abroad Program
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