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Benjamin Davis

Teaching Assistant
Communication
 Johnston Hall 324

Education

PhD, Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (Expected May 2021)
MA, Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University, May 2016
Masters Thesis: Relational Uncertainty Between Frenemies in Forensics 
BA, Theatre, North Central College, June 2014

Focus of Graduate Studies

Interpersonal & Organizational Communication — Ingratiation & Strategic Politeness; Mixed Methods

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2017-Present
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
COMM 401 – Family & Marital Relationships
COMM 301 – Interpersonal Communication Processes
COMM 105 – Business & Professional Communication
COMM 101 – Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Adjunct Instructor, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL
Oral Communication I, a survey of communication and public speaking course

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2014-Spring 2016
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Fundamentals of Oral Communication, a public speaking course

Graduate Assistant Forensics Coach, Fall 2014-Spring 2016
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Service

Vice-President, Communication Graduate Student Council (CGSC), UWM (’19-’20)
Chair, Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group, Central States Communication Association (CSCA; ’19-’20)
PhD Mentor, UWM Department of Communication (’19-’20)
Vice-Chair, Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group, CSCA (’18-’19)
PhD Student Faculty Committee Liaison, CGSC (’17-’18)

Research Presentations & Publications

Davis, B. (2019). The effect of team efficacy on team performance: A mini-meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 2019 meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Mueller, E., Davis, B., & Kim, S.-Y. (2019). Methods for survival: A detective activity comparing frequentist (NHST) and Bayesian approaches. G.I.F.T. presented at the 2019 meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Wieland, M., Burns, A. J., Khanjani, M., Davis, B., Richards, R., & Goble, H. (2019). Online communication: Are we thriving, hiding, or simply surviving? Panel discussion at the 2019 meeting of the National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.

Lenox, T. R., Davis, B., and Klecka, H. (2019). Working in groups. In S. Sepulveda and M. Allen (Eds.), Business & Professional Communication. New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.

Lenox, T. R., Davis, B., and Klecka, H. (2018). Working in groups. In T. R. Lenox and M. Allen (Eds.), Business & Professional Communication, 3rd Edition. New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.

Davis, B., & Kelpinski, L. (2019). Expanding “us” to “we”: A review of friendship literature from a small groups perspective. Competitive paper presented at the 2019 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE.

Davis, B., Mueller, E., Sepulveda, S., Kelpinski, L., Kappers, A., & Kim, S.-Y. (2019). Integrating meta-analysis into Bayesian modeling: An argument for adapting quantitative communication research methods. Competitive paper presented at the 2019 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE.

Burns, A., & Davis, B. (2019). Validity Quest: Learning the threats to internal validity through play. G.I.F.T. presented at the 2019 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Omaha, NE.

Deaton, G., Glenn, R., Stanley, J., Coel, C. R., Escatel, A., Davis, B., & Goke, R. (2018). Do we HAVE to play nice? Does the pathway to success mandate a relationship between community colleges and four-year institutions? Panel discussion at the 2018 meeting of the National Communication Association, Salt Lake City, UT.

Wieland, M., Davis, B., Burns, A., Richards, R., & Beatty, A. (2018). Typos, tumbles, and toilet paper: Scholarly mistakes that can bite you in the class. Panel discussion at the 2018 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.

Davis, B., Henningsen, M., & Valde, K. (2017). Frenemies in forensics. Competitive paper presented at the 2017 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.
*Top Debut Paper in Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group

Davis, B. (2017). The globalization of Broadway and the deterritorialization of New York’s theater district. Competitive paper presented at the 2017 meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.
*Top Debut Paper in Performance Studies Interest Group

Wood, B., Davis, B., & Asbury, B. (2016). A critical discussion on the status of identity performance. Panel discussion at the 2016 meeting of the Illinois Communication & Theatre Association, Lisle, IL.