Edward C. Brewer

First Name: 
Edward C.
Last Name: 
Communication Studies
Department Rank: 
Walker Hall 124
  • Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
  • MDiv/CE Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. Maryville College
Teaching Specialties: 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication & Conflict
  • Communication & Critical Thought
  • Communication Ethics
  • Persuasion
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking
Professional Affiliations or Organizations: 
  • Academy of Management
  • National Communication Association 
  • Southern States Communication Association 
  • Carolinas Communication Association
Research Interests: 

My research interests include the relationship of personality to effective communication, time and probability issues in organizational and interpersonal communication, organizational culture, and free speech issues.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles: 

  • Brewer, E. C. (December 2011).  Learning by Design (Project-Based Learning:  Building the Skills for Career Success), Dyrektor Szkoly, 12-17 (a Polish journal).
  • Brewer, E. C. and Taylor, K. (April, 2011).  Managing Collaboration in the Thirty Years War:  Culture, Politics and the  Influence of Donald Wildmon.  Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 23(1), doi:10.3138/jrpc.23.1.1
  • Brewer, E. C. and Holmes, T. L. (2009).  Obfuscating the Obvious:  Miscommunication Issues in the Interpretation of  Common Terms.  Journal of Business Communication 46, 480-496.
  • Ausenbaugh, M. W., Gesler, D., and Brewer, E. C. (2008).  The Effects of Sex and Education Level on Trust, Respect, and Empowerment in the Workplace.  Kentucky Journal of Communiction 27(1), 1-11.
  • Brewer, E. C. (2007). Creating Organizational Meaning: Seeking Return to Native Leadership at a Native American Ministry Organization. Ohio Communication Journal, 45, 13-40. 
  • Holmes, T.L., and Brewer E.C. (May 2006). An Experiential Classroom Exercise to Improve Communication Effectiveness.  The Archive of Marketing Education. Available at http://www.Marketingpower.com in the academic section. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (2006). Extroversion/Introversion Communication Patterns: A Determinant of Success in Business. Business Quest. Available at http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (2003). Patriotism or Patronizing Protective Surveillance? Big Brother and the USA PATRIOT Act. Iowa Journal  of Communication, 35(1), 67-84. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (1999). The Value of NEDA for On-Campus Debate Programs. The Journal of Public Advocacy, 73-75. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (1998). The Agon(y) of Burke. Peer-reviewed conference paper that is published on the Burke Conference Paper Repository at http://www.sla.purdue.edu/people/engl/dblakesley/burke/brewer.html 
  • Brewer, E. C. (1997). Censorship and the Cultural Battle Over Morality and Free Expression in the Rhetoric of the American Family Association. The Free Speech Yearbook 3, 80-91. 

Books, Book Chapters and Case Studies:

  • Brewer, E. C. (2013).  Managing the Ethical Implications of the Big Box:  The Walmart Effect.  In May, S. (Ed.)  Case Studies in Organizational Communication:  Ethical Perspectives and Practices, 2nd ed.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage, pp. 59-72.
  • Brewer, E. C. (2012).  The Introvert's Guide to Greater Success at Work and Home.  Columbus, Ohio:  Zip Publishing/The Educational Publisher.
  • Brewer, E. C. and Holmes, T. L. (2010).  The Loan: A Case on Communication.  In Berman, B. and Evans, J. R.  Great  Ideas in Retailing, 10th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall (also in 2006 edition, pp. 68-70).
  • Brewer, E. C. (2009).  The Wal-Mart Way.  In Gini, A. and Marcoux, A. M., Case Studies in Business Ethics, 6th ed.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall, pp. 159-168.
  • Brewer, E. C. (2006). The Wal-Mart Way: Community Service or Sneaky Exploitation? In May, S. (Ed.). Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 59-74. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (2006). The Delicate Art of Persuasion. In R. M. Bokeno et al., A Manner of Speaking: Successful Presentations for Work and Life, 2nd edition, (pp. 166-193). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. (The chapter also appeared on pp. 190-213 of the 2004 1st edition.) 
  • Brewer, E. C. & Lidzy, S. L. (2006). Preparing Speeches for Everyday Life. In R. M. Bokeno et al., A Manner of Speaking: Successful Presentations for Work and Life, 2nd edition, (pp. 194-209). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. (The chapter also appeared on pp. 214-229 of the 1st edition.) 
  • Brewer, E. C. (2006). Where Do We Go From Here? In J. Keyton & P. Shockley-Zalabak (Eds.), Case Studies for Organizational Communication 2nd edition (pp. 110-117). Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury. (The case also appeared on pp. 102-109 of the 2004 1st edition.) 
  • Brewer, E. C. (2003). Hustler Magazine Inc., v. Falwell. In R. A. Parker (Ed.), Free Speech on Trial: Communication Perspectives on Landmark Supreme Court Decisions, (pp. 264-280). Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press. 

Book Reviews: 

  • Brewer, E. C. (2003). In Search of a Truly Democratic Media. [Review of the book The Myth of the Liberal Media: An Edward Herman Reader]. Review of Communication, 3.1. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (1999). [Review of the book Censorship: Opposing Viewpoints]. The Free Speech Yearbook, 37. 
  • Brewer, E. C. (1999). [Review of the book Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century]. The Free Speech Yearbook, 37.
Courses Taught: 
  • Spring 2013 -- COM 3152 Communication in Organizations and COM 3311 Conflict Management
  • Fall 2012 -- MBA 5311 Connunication in Confict Managment, COM 3152 Communication in Organizations, and COM 2310 Communication Ethics
Edward Brewer