Department Highlights 2006


KENNESAW, Ga. (May 11, 2010) — Celebrating accomplishments of the Department of Communication in 2006.

 Dr. Philip Aust, Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Philip Aust published an article with Drs. Sean Limon and Lance Lippert entitled “Instructors, students, managers, and the Basic Organizational Communication course: Are we all working together or working apart?” in the Basic Communication Course Annual, Vol. 18,174-209.
  • Dr. Philip Aust published an article with Kim Everhart entitled “What is your child watching? A content analysis of violence in Disney animated films” in the Kentucky Journal of Communication, 25 (2), 99-120.
  • Dr. Philip Aust delivered the findings of a study entitled “Group leadership style, communication satisfaction, and performance: Looking back to move Forward” at the Third Annual Hawaiian International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
  • Dr. Philip Aust developed and delivered a new course at Kennesaw State University entitled Leadership Communication. Leadership Communication is set to become an upper division core requirement in 2007 for Communication majors specializing in Organizational Communication.
  • Dr. Philip Aust directed communication audits of the following organizations in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area in 2006: The Benchmark Group-Marietta, Camden Development, Dean Rusk Middle School, Equity Office Properties, Free-Flite Bicycles, HealthTronics, Home Depot (Woodstock, GA), Kennesaw State University’s Plan Operations, Mama Fu’s Asian House, MC Strategies, Pinnacle Orthopedics, and Trackside Grill Inc.
  • Dr. Philip Aust delivered “Communication in the Modern Organization: The Art and Science of Leadership” to The Department of Juvenile Justice in Athens, Georgia.
  • Dr. Philip Aust was recognized as a finalist for the Kennesaw State University’s 2006 Foundation Prize for Scholarship.
  • Dr. Philip Aust received an Experimental Education Program Award from Kennesaw State University’s Career Services Center for his role as the Department of Communication’s Internship Director. Under Dr. Aust’s direction the Department of Communication’s Internship Program experienced a 22% increase in student enrollment, a 38% increase in the number of participating employers, and a 40% increase in the number of internship positions posted for Communication majors over the past year.