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Gail T. Fairhurst

Title: Professor
Office: 119B McMicken Hall
Tel: 513-556-4460
Email: gail.fairhurst@uc.edu

Gail Fairhurst is a Professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. Her areas of interest are organizational communication, leadership, and organizational discourse analysis.  Prof. Fairhurst studies leadership with a lens that is more social, cultural, and discourse-based than that of leadership psychology. Her work with practitioners is in the area of framing, which focuses on the creation of meaning through dialogue. Her past research has centered on sensemaking during times of organizational change, downsizing, organizational culture, leader-member relationships, cross-cultural management, executive coaching, and male and female communication styles. She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and a National Communication Association Distinguished Scholar.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 1978 (Communication).
  • M.A., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1975 (Communication).
  • B.A., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1973 (English Education).

Research Information

Research Interests

Her work has received the 2007 and 1997 "Best Book" Awards from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA); the 2005 "Best Article" Award from the International Communication Association (ICA); two additional “Best Article Awards” from NCA’s Organizational Communication Division (1994 and 2002); and several top paper honors at national and international conferences.  Her work is widely cited both inside and outside of the field of Communication.

She has presented keynote addresses in Europe and Australasia at management and communication conferences. In 2011, she was also a Visiting Scholar with the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Sydney. In 2010, she was a Visiting Scholar at Copenhagen Business School. In 2009, she received a Fulbright Award to visit the School of Economics and Management, Lund University in Sweden. She also received the 2003 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Research from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati and the 1999 Outstanding Member Award from the ICA Organizational Communication Division. 

Research Support

  • G.T. Fairhurst & Donna Chrobot-Mason, Proposal for Faculty Development Council Collaborative Internal Grant, Center for Organizational Leadership Faculty Fellows. $20,000. 2010.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & Jerry Jordan, Workforce Restructuring: Engineer Education Needs Assessment at Fluor Daniel Fernald , U.S. Department of Energy and Fluor Daniel. $39,000 . 2000.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Workforce Restructuring at Fluor Daniel Fernald, U.S. Department of Energy and Fluor Daniel. $100,000. 1999.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Technology Impact in the Communication Classroom, Faculty Development Council, University of Cincinnati. $40,000. 1997.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Interpersonal Communication Workshop, Fluor Daniel Fernald. $18,975. 1995.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & Paula Dubeck, Social Science Funding Program Grant, Office of Research and Advanced Studies, University of Cincinnati. $72,000. 1995 to 1996.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & Jerry Jordan, Communication Audit , Fluor Daniel Fernald. $27,000. 1994.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, The Structure of “Vision Talk”: One Organization’s Internal Campaign for Total Quality , Arthur W. Page Society. $3,800. 1991.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Participative Management in Manufacturing Settings, Center for Manufacturing Management , Purdue University. $8,000. 1989.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, An Interactional Approach to Participative Management, University Dean’s Office, University of Cincinnati. $10,000. 1989.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Interaction Analysis of Organizational Discourse, University Education Council. $2,000. 1989.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, An Interactional Approach to Participative Management, University Council. $7,000. 1987.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, Participative Management and Social Exchange, Procter and Gamble. $33,000. 1986.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, A Relational Analysis of Manager-Subordinate Communication, Proctor and Gamble. $14,000. 1984.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, A Relational Test of Leadership and Supervisory Exchanges, Central States Speech Association Federation Prize. $3,000. 1984.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, A Relational Test of Leadership and Supervisory Exchanges, University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. $2,600. 1984.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, A Relational Analysis of Manager-Subordinate Communication, University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. $3,400. 1981.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, A Test of Kanter’s Theory of Numerical Imbalance in Work Groups, University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. $2,785. 1980.
  • (PI), Fairhurst, Gail, Workforce Restructuring: Managed Attrition, Department of Energy. (NCE - Modification A), $99,346.00. 11/01/1998 to 12/31/2000. Status: Closed.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Bin Abu Baker, H., Jian, G., & Fairhurst, G.T. The Interactive Effect of Leader-Member Exchange Agreement and Relational Demography on Performance Ratings. Asian Business & Management. Advance online publication 5 March 2014; doi: 10.1057/abm.2014.3
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Uhl-Bien, M. (2012). Organizational Discourse Analysis (ODA): Examining Leadership as a Relational Process. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 1043-1062.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Textuality and Agency in Interaction Analysis." Organization 11 (2004): 335-353.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and L.L. Putnam. "Organizations as Discursive Constructions." Communication Theory 14 (2004): 1-22.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, F. Cooren, and D. Cahill. "Discursiveness, Contradiction, and Unintended Consequences in Successive Downsizings ." Management Communication Quarterly 15 (2002): 501-540.
  • F. Cooren and G.T. Fairhurst. "Speech Timing and Spacing: The Phenomenon of Organizational Closure." Organization 11 (2004): 793-824.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and F. Cooren. "Charismatic Leadership and the Hybrid Production of Presence(s) ." Leadership 5 (2009): 1-22.
  • J.K. Barge and G.T. Fairhurst. "Living Leadership: A Systemic, Constructionist Approach." Leadership 4 (2008): 227-251.
  • H. Z. Zoller and G.T. Fairhurst. "Resistance Leadership: The Overlooked Potential in Critical Organization and Leadership Studies." Human Relations 60 (2007): 1331-1360.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, J.M. Jordan, and K. Neuwirth. "Why Are We Here? Managing the Meaning of an Organizational Mission." Journal of Applied Communication Research 25 (1997): 243-263.
  • M.B. Gavin, S.G. Green and G.T. Fairhurst. "Managerial Control Strategies for Poor Performance and the Impact on Subordinate Perceptions of Justice." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 63 (1995): 207-221.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, S.G. Green and J.A. Courtright. "Inertial Forces and the Implementation of a Socio-Technical Systems Intervention." Organization Science 6 (1995): 168-195.
  • R.F. Wendt and G.T. Fairhurst. "Looking for the Vision Thing: The Search for a Transforming Leader in American Presidential Campaigns." Communication Quarterly 42 (1994): 180-195.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "The Leader-Member Exchange Patterns of Women Leaders in Industry." Communication Monographs 60 (1993): 1-31.
  • J.A. Courtright, G.T. Fairhurst, and L.E. Rogers. "Interaction Patterns in Organic and Mechanistic Systems." Academy of Management Journal 32 (1989): 773-802.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and T.A. Chandler. "Social Structure in Leader-Member Interaction." Communication Monographs 56 (1989): 215-239.
  • S.G. Green, G.T. Fairhurst, and B.K. Snavely. "Chains of Poor Performance and Supervisory Control." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 38 (1986): 7-27.
  • B.K. Snavely and G.T. Fairhurst. "The Male Nursing Student as a Token." Research in Nursing and Health 7 (1984): 287-294.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and B.K. Snavely. "Majority and Token Minority Group Relationships: Power Acquisition and Communication." Academy of Management Review 8 (1983): 292-300.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and B.K. Snavely. "A Test of the Social Isolation of Male Tokens." Academy of Management Journal 26 (1983): 353-361.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and S. Shellenbarger. "Target Adaptiveness in Messages Designed to Control Poor Performance." Ohio Speech Journal 21 (1983).
  • G.T. Fairhurst and B.K. Snavely. "The Impact of Sex Status Differences and Numerical Underrepresentation on Communication Apprehension." Ohio Speech Journal 20, (1982): 60-68.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Test of a Model of Message-Attitude-Behavior Relations." Western Journal of Speech Communication 45 (1981): 252-268.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, W. Schenck-Hamlin, W.P. Neal and W. Haskins. "Teaching Persuasion: A Comprehensive Approach." Journal of the Wisconsin Communication Association 8 (1978): 65-75.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Echoes of the Vision: When the Rest of the Organization Talks Total Quality." Management Communication Quarterly 6 (1993): 331-371.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, S.G. Green, & B.K. Snavely. "Face Support in Controlling Poor Performance." Human Communication Research 11 (1984): 272-295.
  • Putnam, L.L., Fairhurst, G.T., & Banghart, S.G. (2016). Contradictions, dialectics, and paradoxes in organizations: A constitutive approach. Academy of Management Annals. 
  • Sheep, M.L., Fairhurst, G.T., & Khazanchi, S. (in press). Knots in the discourse of
    innovation: Investigating multiple tensions in a reacquired spin-off. Organization Studies.

Books

  • G.T. Fairhurst. The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2007.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & R.A. Sarr. The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.

Book Chapter

  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Connaughton, S. Leadership. The New Handbook of Organizational Communication. In L.L. Putnam & D.Mumby (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication. Thousand Oaks: Sage (pp. 401-423).
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Putnam, L.L. Organizational Discourse Analysis. The New Handbook of Organizational Communication. In L.L. Putnam & D. Mumby (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Organizational Communication. Thousand Oaks: Sage. (pp. 271-295).
  • G.T. Fairhurst & J. Antonakis. (2012) "A Research Agenda for Relational Leadership." Advancing Relational Leadership Theory: A Conversation Among Perspectives. Eds. M. Uhl-Bien and S. Ospina. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, pp.433-459.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Discursive Leadership." The Sage Handbook of Leadership. Eds. A Bryman, D. Collinson, K. Grint, B. Jackson, and M. Uhl-Bien. London: Sage, 2011. 493-505.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Communicating Leadership Metaphors."  Metaphors We Lead By. Eds. M. Alvesson and A. Spicer. New York: Routledge, 2011. 180-193.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, M.L. Church, D.E. Hagen, & J.T. Levi.  "Leadership Discourses of Difference: Executive Coaching and the Alpha Male Syndrome." Reframing Difference in Organizational Communication Studies: Research, Pedagogy, and Practice. Ed. D. Mumby. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2011. 77-100.
  • F. Cooren, G.T. Fairhurst, & R. Huët. "Why Matter Always Matters in Organizational Communication." Materiality in Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technical World. Eds. P. Leonardi and B. Nardi. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011 (pp. 296-314).
  • G.T. Fairhurst, L.E. Rogers, & R.A. Sarr. "Manager-Subordinate Control Patterns and Judgements About the Relationship." Communication Yearbook 10. Ed. M. McLaughlin. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1987. 395-415.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Male-Female Communication on the Job: Literature Review and Commentary." Communication Yearbook 9. Ed. M. McLaughlin. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1985.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, S.G. Green, & B.K. Snavely. "Managerial Control and Discipline: Whips and Chains." Communication Yearbook 8. Ed. R. Bostrom. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1984.
  • A. Schmisseur, G. Jian, & G.T. Fairhurst. "Business Discourse and the Field of Organizational Communicaton." The Handbook of Business Discourse. Ed. F. Bargiela-Chiappini. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University, 2009. 256-268.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst. "Dislocation and Stabilization: How to Scale Up From Interactions to Organizations." Building Theories of Organization: The Constitutive Role of Communication. Eds. L.L. Putnam & A. Nicotera. New York: Routledge, 2009. 117-152.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & H.Z. Zoller. "Resistance, Dissent, and Leadership in Practice." Dissent and the Failure of Leadership. Ed. S.P. Banks. Cheltenham, UK & Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2008. 135-148.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Liberating Leadership: A Response." Interacting and Organizing: Analyses of a Board Meeting. Ed. F. Cooren. Mahwah, NJ: Lawerence Erlbaum, 2007. 53-76.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & F. Cooren. "Organizational Language-in-Use: Interaction Analysis, Conversation Analysis, and Speech Act Schematics." The Sage Handbook of Organizational Discourse. Eds. D. Grant, C. Hardy, C. Oswick, N. Phillips, & L. Putnam. London: Sage, 2004. 131-152.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Organizational Relational Control Research: Problems and Possibilities." Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective to the Study of Process and Form. Eds. L.E. Rogers & V. Escrudo. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 2004. 197-218.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & S.R. Hamlett. "The Narrative Basis of Leader-Member Exchange." LMX, the Series, Vol. 1. Ed. G. Graen. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2003. 117-144.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst. "The Leader as the Practical Narrator: Leadershop as the Art of Translating." Management and Language: The Manager as a Practical Author. Eds. D. Holman & R. Thorpe. London: Sage, 2002. 85-103.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Dualisms in Leadership Communication." The New Handbook of Organizational Communication. Eds. L.L. Putnam & F.M. Jablin. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 2001. 379-439.
  • L.L. Putnam & G.T. Fairhurst. "Discourse Analysis in Organizations." The New Handbook of Organizational Communication. Eds. L.L. Putnam & F.M. Jablin. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 2001. 78-136.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Paradigm Skirmishes in the Review Process." Finding the Common Ground: Reconciling Metatheoretical Perspectives in Organizational Communication. Eds. S. Corman & M.S. Poole. New York: Guilford Press, 2000. 120-127.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & C. Reuther. "A Feminist Reinterpretation of Chaos Theory as Applied to the Glass Ceiling." Feminist Approaches to Organizational Communication. Ed. P. Buzzaanell. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000. 236-252.
  • A. Wilhelm & G.T. Fairhurst. "I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Dealing with Rumors, Politics, and Total Quality Management." Case Studies in Organizational Communication, Volume II. Ed. B. Sypher. New York: Guilford Press, 1997. 240-248.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Changing the Information Culture at Pearson Company." Case Studies in Organizational Communication. Ed. B.D. Sypher. New York: Guilford Press, 1990. 223-234.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Two Methodological Traditions." Persuasion: Theory and Context. Ed. K. Reardon. Beverly Hills: Sage, 1981.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & C.M. Schuster. "Is That What You Meant? I Didn't Know That." Small Group Communication. Ed. V. Wall. Columbus, OH: Collegiate Publishing, 1976.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (in press).  Leadership Process. In A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies. 
  • Sheep, M.L., Kreiner, G. & Fairhurst, G.T. (forthcoming).  "I am…I said": Paradoxical Tensions of Individual Identity. Chapter for the Handbook of Organizational Paradox: Approaches to Plurality, Tensions and Contradictions. Oxford University Press. Lewis, M.W., Smith, W.K., Jarzabkowski, P., & Langley, A. (Eds.)
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (in press).  Leadership Process. In A. Langley & H. Tsoukas (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies. 

Encyclopedia Article

  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Communication." Organizing Words. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Organizational Discourse." The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Ed. W. Donsbach. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008. 3455-3459.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Interaction Analysis." International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Eds. S.R. Clegg and J. Bailey. Los Angeles: Sage, 2008.
  • Jian, G. & Fairhurst, G.T. (in press). Leadership. In C. Scott & L. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Boston, MA: John Wiley & Sons.

Other Publications

  • G.T. Fairhurst & D. Grant. "The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide." Collected Works in Leadership. Ed. B. Jackson. London: Sage, 2011. [Originally published in Management Communication Quarterly, 24 (2010), 171-210.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "The Leader-Member Exchange Patterns of Women Leaders in Industry." Major Works in Organizational Discourse. Eds. D. Grant, C. Hardy, & L.L. Putnam. London: Sage, 2011. [Originally published in Commnication Monographs, 63 (1993), 1-31.]
  • L.L. Putnam & G.T. Fairhurst. "Discourse Analysis in Organizations." Major Works in Organizational Discourse. Eds. D. Grant, C. Hardy, & L.L. Putnam. London: Sage, 2011. [Originally published in The New Handbook of Organizational Communication (2001), 78-136.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst & L.L. Putnam. "Organizatons as Discursive Constructions." Communication and Organization in Processes and Practices. Ed. M. Marchiori. Brazil: Difusão, 2009. 103-148. [Originally published in Communicaiton Theory, 14 (2004), 1-22.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst & L.L. Putnam. "Organizations as Discursive Constructions." Major Works in Organizational Communication (Volumes 1-5). Eds. L.L. Putnam & K.J. Krone. London: Sage, 2006. [Originally published in Communication Theory, 14 (2004), 1-22.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "The Leader-Member Exchange Patterns of Women Leaders in Industry."  Major Works in Organizational Communication (Volumes 1-5). Eds. L.L. Putnam & K.J. Krone. London: Sage, 2006. [Originally published in Communication Monographs, 63 (1993), 1-31.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Echoes of the Vision: When the Rest of the Organization Talks Total Quality."  Major Works in Organizational Communication (Volumes 1-5). Eds. L.L. Putnam & K.J. Krone. London: Sage, 2006. [Originally published in Management Communcation Quarterly, 6 (1993), 331-371.]
  • G.T. Fairhurst & T.A. Chandler. "Social Structure in Leader-Member Interaction."  Major Works in Organizational Communication (Volumes 1-5). Eds. L.L. Putnam & K.J. Krone. London: Sage, 2006. [Originally published in Communication Monographs, 56 (1989), 215-239.]
  • R.F. Wendt & G.T. Fairhurst. "Looking for the Vision Thing: The Search for a Transforming Leader in American Presidential Campaigns." Strategic Problems in Presidential Campaigns. Ed. K. Kendall. New York: SUNY Press, 1995. [Originally published in Communication Quarterly, 42 (1994), 180-195.]
  • J.A. Courtright, G.T. Fairhurst, & L.E. Rogers. "Interaction Patterns in Organic and Mechanistic Systems." Organizational Behavior: Managing People and Organization. Eds. G. Moorhead & R.W. Griffin. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1991. [Originally published in Academy of Management Journal, 32 (1989), 773-802.]
  • Biography featured in Women in Communication: A Biographical Sourcebook. Nancy Signorielli. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (2012). The power of framing. The Deluxe Knowledge Quarterly,
    4, 2-4.

Invited Publication

  • Fairhurst, G.T. (2012). Linda Putnam's contributions towards the building of cross-disciplinary relationships. Management Communication Quarterly, 26, 492-497.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and R.F. Wendt. "The Gap in Total Quality." Management Communication Quarterly 6 (1993): 441-451.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and L.L. Putnam. "Women and Organizational Communication: Research Directions and New Perspectives." Women and Language 9 (1985): 1-5
  • G.T. Fairhurst. (2011, Summer) "Leadership and the Power of Framing." Leader to Leader, 43-47.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Discursive Leadership: A Communication Alternative to Leadership Psychology ." Management Communication Quarterly 21 (2008): 510-521.
  • G. Jian, A. Schmisseur, and G.T. Fairhurst. "Organizational Discourse and Communication: The Progeny of Proteus." Discourse & Communication 2 (2008): 299-320.
  • G. Jian, A. Schmisseur, and G.T. Fairhurst. "The Debate about Organizational Discourse and Communication: A Rejoinder." Discourse & Communication 2 (2008): 353-355.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Considering context in discursive leadership research ." Human Relations 62 (2009): 1-27.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and D.Grant. "The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide." Management Communication Quarterly 24 (2010): 171-210.
  • G.T. Fairhurst and L.L. Putnam. "Reflections on the Organizational-Communication Equivalency Question: The Contributions of James Taylor and His Colleagues." The Communication Review 32 (1999): 1-9.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "'Standing By' Numbers and Statistics in Organizational Discourse Analysis." Communication Methods and Measures 1 (2007): 47-54.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. "Reframing The Art of Framing: Problems and Prospects for Leadership." Leadership 1 (2005): 165-185.
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Connaughton, S. (2014). Leadership: A Communication
    Perspective. Leadership, 10, 7-35.    
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (2014). Exploring the Back Alleys of Publishing Qualitative Organizational Communication Research. Management Communication Quarterly, 28, 433-430. 
  • Putnam, L.L. & Fairhurst, G.T. (2015). Organizations as Discursive Constructions: 10 years later. Communication Theory, 4, 375-392. 
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (in press). Reflections on Leadership and Ethics in Complex Times. The Atlantic Journal of Communication.
  • Fairhurst, G.T., Smith, W.K., Banghart, S.G., Lewis, M.W., Putnam, L.L., Raisch, S., & Schad, J. (2016). Diverging and converging: Integrative insights on a Paradox meta-perspective. Academy of Management Annals.
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Holm, F. (in press). Response to “Communication perspectives on a luxury brand organization: The case of Georg Jensen.” Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. & Cooren, F. (forthcoming). Organizational Discourse Analysis. Chapter for The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Business and Management. Catherine Cassell, Ann L Cunliffe, and Gina Grandy (Eds.)
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (2016). Reflections on Leadership and Ethics in Complex Times. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 24, 61-69.

Review

  • Fairhurst, G.T. 2012. Review of J. Aritz & R. Walker (Eds.) Discourse Perspectives  on Organizational Communication. Journal of Pragmatics, 5,  1378-1380.
  • G.T. Fairhurst. Review of G.Cheney's Values at Work: Employee Participation Meets Market Presser at Mondragon. Communication Theory 11, 2001. 242-245
  • G.T. Fairhurst. Review of K. Reardon's Persuasion: Theory and Context, M.J. Smith's Persuasion and Human Action, and R. Bostrom's Persuasion in Communication Education. 1984.

Under Review

  • Urick, M., & Hollensbe, E., & Fairhurst, G.T. (2016). Generational Differences in Understanding “Generation” in the Workforce. Under review, 

Work in Progress

  • Fairhurst, G.T. The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership. (San
    Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011). Translations: Mandarin, Elephant press, 2015-2016.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • G.T. Fairhurst (07-2012). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership International Association of Business Communication, Webinar.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (07-2012). If I'm talking, I must be communicating! Department of Housing and Urban Development, Webinar.
  • M.L. Sheep, G.T. Fairhurst, & S. Khazanchi (07-2012). Making sense of creativity tensions: Knots, wickedness, and spiral death European Group for Organization Studies, Helsinki, Finland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2012). Discursive Leadership: A Praxis of Own Asia-Pacific LSP and Professional Communication Conference: Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia-Pacific Region , Los Angeles, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2012). The Power of Framing for Leaders Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2012). Knots, Wickedness and Spiral Death: Making Sense of Creativity Tensions Department of Communication, Texas A&M University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2012). Knots, Wickedness and Spiral Death: Making Sense of Creativity Tensions Department of Management, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Distinguished Scholar Presentation: What Didn't Make It Into Print National Communication Association, New Orleans.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing in Team Building Alkermes Pharmaceuticals, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing in Team Building Southwest Ohio Human Resource Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). ICA Fellows Presentation: Leadership, New Organizational Forms, and Tattered Old ones International Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership International Leadership Association, Webinar.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Knots, Wickedness, and Spiral Death: Making Sense of Creativity Tensions Following an Acquisition The Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change Group and Discipline of Work and Organizational Studies, University of Auckland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership School of Business, University of Auckland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Discursive Leadership School of Business, University of Auckland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Discourse Analysis The Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change Group and Discipline of Work and Organizational Studies, University of Auckland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Knots, Wickedness, and Spiral Death: Making Sense of Creativity Tensions Following an Acquisition The Organizational Discourse, Strategy, and Change Group and Discipline of Work and Organizational Studies, University of Sydney.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing for Leaders Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Discursive Leadership Department of Communication, University of Texas at San Antonio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership International Association for Business Communication and Greater Cincinnati Human Resource Association, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2010). The Power of Framing and Discourse in Leadership Development Leadership Development Conference, Lund University, Sweden.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2010). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2010). The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide Keynote address to the Communication and Organizational Cluster Workshop "Communication and the Social Construction of Leadership", Copenhagen Business School .
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Leadership in the Age of Obama Keynote Speaker, Madison Visiting Lecturer, James Madison University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Discursive Leadership: Prospects and Possibilities Keynote address to the Association for Business Communication Special Topics Conference: Business Discourse, Los Angeles.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Leadership as the Art of Framing Keynote address to the School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Publishing in Communication and Management Journals Organizational Communication Mini-Conference, Northwestern University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Management Department, James Madison University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Discourse Analysis: Language-In-Use School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Publishing in Human Relations School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Leadership and The Art of Framing: Then and Now Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Power and Deception in the Interactional Negotiation of a Police Interrogation Harvard University, M.I.T., and Emerson College Conference on Negotiation.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). The Communicative Constitution of Organizations and Leadership Related Topics Department of Communication, Texas A&M University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). The Art of Framing: Taking Social Constructionism to the People Department of Communication, Texas A&M University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Department of Communication, Texas A&M University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). The Communicative Constitution of Organizations and Other Related Topics Senior Scholar Presentation as part of the Alta Conference on Organizational Communication at Snowbird, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Department of Communication, Purdue University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Keynote Address to the "Leadership and Discourse" Conference, Sponsored by the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Inspiring Leadership Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Discursive Leadership: Going Forward Department of Communication, Purdue University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2007). The Art of Framing Admired Leaders Institute, Communication Research Associates, Tory, Utah.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2007). The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leadership Human Resources Department, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2007). Executive Coaching Department of Communication, University of Texas at Austin.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2007). ICA Top Three Panel Respondent Organizational Communication Division, San Francisco, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2006). Descent into Discourse Department of Communication, University of Texas at Austin.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2006). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Keynote address to the Association for Business Communication European Convention, Oslo, Norway.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2006). Descent into Discourse: One Scholar's Journey Department of Communication, Culture, and Languages, Norwegian School of Management BI.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2006). Discursive Leadership: In Conversation with Leadership Psychology Department of Communication, University of Texas at Austin.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2005). Discursive Leadership: A Communication Alternative to Leadership Psychology Keynote address to the Aspen Conference on Engaged Scholarship, Aspen, Colorado.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2005). The Art of Framing: Why Some Leaders Really Get It, and Some Really Don't Higher Education Collaborative for Women’s Leadership Development, Greater Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2005). The Art of Framing: Why Some Leaders Really Get It, and Some Really Don't Hamburger University, The McDonald's Corporation.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2005). The Art of Framing Admired Leaders Institute, Communication Research Associates, Tory, Utah.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2004). The Art of Framing Admired Leaders Institute, Communication Research Associates, Tory, Utah.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2004). The Art of Framing: Why Some Leaders Really Get It, and Some Really Don't Keynote address to the Center for HR Management, University of Illinois, Urbana and Chicago.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2004). Distributed Leadership in High Reliability Organizations Keynote address for the Graduate Student Conference in Organizational Communication, North Dakota State University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2004). Leadership Discourse in High Reliability Organizations Department of Communication, Ohio State University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2002). Discursiveness, Contradiction and Unintended Consequences in Successive Downsizings Department of Communication, Arizona State University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2002). Discursiveness, Contradiction and Unintended Consequences in Successive Downsizings Department of Communication, Michigan State University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2002). The Art of Framing Admired Leaders Institute, Communication Research Associates, Tory, Utah.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2001). Center for Environmental Communication at the University of Cincinnati Department of Communication, University of Illinois.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2001). Why Are We Here? Managing the Meaning of an Organizational Mission Statement Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1998). The Art of Framing: Managing the Language of Leadership Martel and Associates, Traverse City, MI.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1997). The Art of Framing Women’s Leadership Conference, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1997). Communicating Leadership National Communication Association’s Share the Wealth Series, Chicago, IL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1996). Leadership Communication Keynote address to the Speech Communication Association of Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1995). Leader-Member Exchange and Women Leaders' Discourse Department of Communication, University of Kansas.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1995). Leader-Member Exchange and the Role of Communication Department of Communication, Michigan State University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1995). Focusing Our Energies: High Impact Ideas for Organizational Communication International Communication Association Doctoral Honors Consortium, Albuquerque, NM.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1994). Communication in Organic and Mechanicistic Systems Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1993). New Directions in Leadership Department of Communication, University of Texas at Austin.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1988). ICA Top Three Panel Respondent Organizational Communication Division, San Francisco, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (03/08/2013). Chaos, Complexity & Flux: What's a Leader To Do? What's a CCO To Do? Corporate Communication Commons, Marquette University.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (03/11/2013). The Power of Framing: Creating the Language of Leadership Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (03/11/2013). “The Power of Framing for Leaders" Dalhousie University (Skype Lecture), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA .
  • G.T. Fairhurst (03/25/2013). Organizational Discourse Analysis Department of Management Doctoral Seminar,, College of Business, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (06/24/2013). Flux Leadership amidst the Tensions of Complex Organizational Life Department of Management, University of Bath, Bath, England UK.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (11-2013). Communication Skills and Styles Beyond Civility, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (02/04/2014). A Primer on Organizational Discourse Analysis for the Study of Leadership Workshop in Advanced Methods, University of Liverpool, UK.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (02/24/2014). The Power of Framing for Leaders Department of Management, University of Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (03/28/2014). Organizational Discourse Analysis Dept. of Management Doctoral Seminar, College of Business, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (02-2014). Communication Skills and Styles Beyond Civility, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (07-2013). Conclusion and Outlook, CCO Panel European Group and Organizational Studies , Montreal, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (07-2013). Discussant for Inter-organizaitonal Settings, CCO Panel European Group and Organizational Studies , Montreal, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (07-2013). Meet the Editors Panel European Group and Organizational Studies , Montreal, CA.
  • Gail Fairhurst (06-2014). Reflections on Leadership and Ethics in Complex Times Keynote for the 13th National Communication Ethics Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Gail Fairhurst (06-2014). Reflections on Leadership and Ethics in Complex Times Keynote for the 13th National Communication Ethics Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Gail Fairhurst (02/06/2014). The Power of Framing for Leaders Wayne State University.
  • Gail Fairhurst (11/17/2014). Reflections on Leadership and Ethics in Complex Times University of Cincinnati Women Lead, University of Cincinnati.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2015). “If I’m Talking, I Must Be Communicating: The Power of Framing,” The Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2015). “If I’m Talking, I Must Be Communicating: The Power of Framing,” Simmons College, Boston, MA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2015). “If I’m Talking, I Must Be Communicating,” Special Libraries Association, Boston, MA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2015). “The Contributions of Linda Putnam to the Field of Communication,” International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Paper Presentations

  • Cooren, F., Fairhurst, G.T. & Huet, R. (2012). Why matter always matters in organizational communication . International Communication Association, Phoenix.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (2012). Framing: Strategy vs. Dialogue. National Communication Association, New Orleans.
  • M.L. Sheep, G.T. Fairhurst, & S. Khazanchi (2012). Making sense of creativity tensions: Knots, wickedness, and spiral death. European Group for Organization Studies, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Fairhurst, G.T., & Boys, S. (2011). Leadership Development Challenges and Best Practices: A Scientist-Practitioner Forum . Academy of Management, San Antonio.
  • Cooren, F., Fairhurst, G.T., & Huet, R. (2011). Why matter always matters in organizational communication . Third International Symposium on Process Organization Studies , Corfu, Greece.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Leadership, New Organizational Forms, and Tattered Old Ones. ICA Fellows Panel, Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • H. Bin Abu Baker, G. Jian, G. T. Fairhurst, & S. Connaughton (2011). The Interactive Effect of Leader-Member Exchange Agreement and Relational Demography on Performance Ratings. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2011). Translating Framing Research into Leadership Praxis. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • M.L. Sheep & G.T. Fairhurst, S. Khanzanchi & H. Slay (2010). Knots, Wickedness, and Spiral Death: Making Sense of Creativity Tensions Following an Acquisition. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2009). Discourse Analysis: The Approach. PDW "Conversations and Sensemaking in Strategy PracticeL Methods for Analyzing Video and Audio Data" at the Academy of Management Meetings, Chicago, IL.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2008). Leadership as the Hybrid Production of Presence(s). Preconference on Communicating and Organizing, International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • G. Jian, A.M. Schmisseur, & G.T. Fairhurst (2007). Organizational Discourse and Communication: The Progeny of Proteus. National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, Chicago, IL.
  • H. Zoller & G.T. Fairhurst (2006). Resistance as Leadership: A Critical, Discursive Perspective. National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, San Antonio, TX.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & S.R. Hamlett (2004). The Narrative Basis of Leader-Member Exchange. International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2004). Local? Global? No, dislocal: How to scale up from interactions to organization. International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & L.L. Putnam (2003). Organizations as Discursive Constructions. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, San Diego, CA.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2002). Globalizing and Dislocating: Scaling Up Organizational Interactions. Organizational Communication Preconference on “The Communicative Constitution of Organizations” National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & F. Cooren (2002). Organizational Language-in-use: A Comparison of Interaction Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Speech Act Schematics. Western Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2002). Speech Timing and Spacing: The Phenomenon of Organizational Closure. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division , Seoul, Korea.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2002). Organizational Language-in-use: A Comparison of Interaction Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Speech Act Schematics. National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • F. Cooren & G.T. Fairhurst (2001). Speech Timing and Spacing: The Phenomenon of Organizational Closure. International Conference on Spacing and Timing, Palermo, Italy.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2001). The Corporation After Mr. Sam. International Communication Association Preconference Between the Organizational Communication and Language and Social Interaction Divisions, Washington D.C.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2001). An Interaction Analysis View of Discourse, Text, and Context in Organizations. International Communication Association, Washington D.C..
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2001). Building Community Through Leadership: The Art of Framing. Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, F. Cooren, & D. Cahill (2000). A Structuration Approach to Management Policy in Successive Downsizings. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • G. Jian & G.T. Fairhurst (2000). Planned Organizational Change and Unintended Consequences: A Structurational Analysis. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2000). The Leader as a Practical Narrator: Leadership as the Art of Translating. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1999). The Balancing Act of Funded Research. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • L. Putnam and G.T. Fairhurst (1999). Discourse Analysis in Organizations: Issues and Concerns. International Conference on Language in Organizational Change and Transformation: What Makes A Difference?, Columbus, OH.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1998). Leadership as Framing. National Communication Association, New York.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1998). Leadership Issues and the Velvet Boot: A Pilot Study of Workforce Restructuring at Fernald. The National Stakeholder’s Workshop, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Worker and Community Transition, Alexandria, VA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1997). Why Are We Here? Managing the Meaning of a Company Mission. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division , Montreal, Canada.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1997). Advancing the MA Only Program in a Ph.D. Granting Environment. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • C. Reuther & G.T. Fairhurst (1996). A Feminist Reinterpretation of Chaos Theory. Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1996). Governing Ideas That Really Govern. International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1993). Relational Control Studies in the Organization. Speech Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1993). The Language of Self-Managing Teams. Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • M.B. Gavin, S.G. Green & G.T. Fairhurst (1993). Managerial Control Strategies for Poor Performance and the Impact on Subordinate Perceptions of Justice. Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1993). The Communication Implications of the Superleadership Model. International Communication Association, Washington, D.C..
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1992). Echoes of the Vision: When the Rest of the Organization Talks Total Quality. International Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1991). Dyadic Communication Patterns Among Women Leaders in Industry: An Anthropological Linguistics Approach. Society for Organizational Behavior, Albany, NY.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, J.A. Courtright & L.E. Rogers (1990). Interaction Patterns and the Prediction of Performance. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division , Dublin, Ireland.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & L.E. Rogers (1989). An Interaction Analysis of Self-Managing Versus Traditional Plant Hierarchies. International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & R.A. Sarr (1988). Confronting Illusory Participation in the 1980’s. Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & T.A. Chandler (1988). Leader-Member Exchange in situ: The Accomplishing of Social Structure in Interaction. International Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, L.E. Rogers & R.A. Sarr (1986). Manager-Subordinate Control Patterns and Judgments About the Relationship. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division , Chicago, IL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1985). Male-Female Communication on the Job: Literature Review and Commentary. International Communication Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, S.G. Green & B.K. Snavely (1984). Managerial Control and Discipline: Whips and Chains. International Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division , San Francisco, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & B.K. Snavely (1984). The Impact of Gender on Tokenism: Kanter’s Theory Reexamined with Interviews From Male and Female Nursing Students. Speech Communication Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • S.G. Green, G.T. Fairhurst & B.K. Snavely (1983). Context, History and Outcomes in the Control of Poor Performance. National Academy of Management, Dallas, TX.
  • G.T. Fairhurst, S.G. Green & B.K. Snavely (1983). The Use of Face Support in Controlling Poor Performance. International Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & B.K. Snavely (1982). Majority and Token Minority Group Relationships: Power Acquisition and Communication. International Communication Association, Boston, MA.
  • S.G. Green & G.T. Fairhurst (1981). Episodes and Rules: The Context of Managerial Control. Academy of Management, San Diego, CA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst & B.K. Snavely (1981). An Examination of the Communication Between High Status Tokens and Their Dominant Colleagues. International Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1980). Remedial Exchanges. Speech Communication Association of Ohio, Columbus, OH.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1980). The Effects of Numerical Imbalance and Gender on Social Interaction: A Test of Kanter’s Theory. International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1980). Using the Functional Prerequisites to Communication Rules as a Structure for Rule-Behavior Research. International Communication Association, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • W.J. Schenck-Hamlin, G.T. Fairhurst, W.B. Neal & W. Haskins (1978). A Design Approach to Teaching Persuasion: Theory and Application. Speech Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • K. Reardon & G.T. Fairhurst (1978). An Elaboration of the Concept “Rule”: A Case Study With the Navy. International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1976). A Rules-Based Approach to the Divorce Transition. Speech Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar, Amherst, MA.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1976). A Rule-Governed Approach to Role-Taking in the Small Group. Speech Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Browning, B., Boys, S. & Fairhurst, G.T. (11/14/2012). An organization on hold and interim leadership in demand: A case study of individual and organizational identity management. National Communication Association, Orlando, Florida.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. (11/14/2012). Critical, discursive, and ethnographic methodologies.. National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division Pre-Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (08-2012). Opening New Avenues for Strategy as Practice Research Using Video-Ethnography. Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
  • Fairhurst, Gal T. (11/18/2012). Evaluating "What is organizational communication?". National.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (08-2012). Problem Framing and Design Thinking: When the Problem is the Solution. Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
  • M. Sheep, G.T. Fairhurst, S. Khazanchi (07-2014). Leveraging a Paradox Perspective to Reimagine, Rethink and Reshape Organization Tensions. European Group and Organizational Studies , Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Sheep, M.L., Fairhurst, G.T., Hollensbe, E., & Kreiner, G. (07/06/2013). Observing autopoiesis: A categorization approach to CCO in the Episcopal Church. European Group for Organization Studies, Montreal, CA.
  • F. Holm, G.T. Fairhurst (05-2014). Humor as Resistance from within the Hierarchy. European Group and Organizational Studies , Corfu, Greece.
  • Gail Fairhurst (08/04/2014). Words that make a difference: Language, context and communication. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Putnam, L.L. & Fairhurst, G.T. (07-2014). Contradictions and paradoxes in organizations: Unpacking research perspectives. 11th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Sheep, M.L., Fairhurst, G.T., & Khazanchi, S. (07-2014). Leveraging a paradox perspective to reimagine, rethink and reshape organization tensions. European Group and Organizational Studies Conference Subtheme 32: Leveraging a discursive perspective: Rethinking organization tensions, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Holm, F. & Fairhurst, G.T. (07-2014). ‘Et tu, Brute?’: Humor as resistance from within the hierarchy. Ninth Organization Studies Summer Workshop on “Resistance, Resisting, and Resisters in an around Organizations, Corfu, Greece.
  • (05-2014). Discussant for “Organizational Change Communication: Materialising the Immateria. International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Gail Fairhurst (05-2014). Research Escalator Respondent, Organizational Communication Division. International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Putnam, L.L. & Fairhurst, G.T. (2016). A constitutive approach to paradox: Implications for the study of power and contradictions.. European Group and Organizational Studies , Naples, Italy.
  • Sheep, M.S. & Fairhurst, G.T. (2016). Accounting for power and context in the case of school shooting threats in New York and Los Angeles.. European Group and Organizational Studies , Naples, Italy.

Colloquia

  • Fairhurst, Gail T. (2012). The Social Construction of Leadership: A Sailing Guide. Asia-Pacifc LSP and Profesional Communication Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Symposium

  • F. Cooren, G.T. Fairhurst, & R. Huët (2011). Why Matter Always Matters in Organizational Communication. Third International Symposium on Process Organization Studies, Corfu, Greece. Conference.
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2010). I Never Knew You Cared: Forging a Rapprochement Between OD and Leadership Studies. Panel Respondant at the Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada..
  • G.T. Fairhurst (2010). Respondent. Organizational Behavior Doctoral Consortium, Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada..
  • G.T. Fairhurst & M. Sheep (2008). Leadership Think Tank: The Questions We Don't Ask. Panel Participation at the annual Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA..
  • G.T. Fairhurst (1987). Interaction Patterns and Relational Power in Organizations. “Power and Communication in Organizations” at International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada. Conference.
  • Fairhurst, Gail T. (03/25/2013). Organizational Discourse Analysis. Doctoral Seminar in Qualitative Methods, Department of Management, College of Business. UC.

Lectures

  • (10-2014). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part I. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.
  • (10-2014). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part I. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.
  • (11-2014). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part II. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.
  • (02-2015). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part III. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.
  • (03-2015). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part IV. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.
  • (04-2015). Introduction to Organizational Discourse Analysis: Part V. Collaborative Leadership Network, New York University.

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar,, 2011. National Communication Association.
  • Fellow,, 2010. International Communication Association.
  • Fullbright Scholar, Senior Specialists Program, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden, 2009.
  • "Best Book" Award, National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, 2007.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual Convention, 2006.
  • "Outstanding Article" Award for the Communication discipline, International Communication Association, 2005.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 2003.
  • McMicken College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Research, Universty of Cincinnati, 2003.
  • "Best Article" Award, National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, 2002.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 2000.
  • Fredric M. Jablin Outstanding Member Award, International Communication Association Organizational Communication Division, 1999.
  • "Best Book" Award, National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, 1997.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 1997.
  • Faculty Achievement Award, Division of Research and Advanced Studies, Universty of Cincinnati, 1995.
  • "Best Article" Award, National Communication Association, Organizational Communication Division, 1994.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 1990.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 1986.
  • "Top Three Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, 1984.
  • Prize for research, Central States Speech Association Federation, 1984.
  • "Top Graduate Student Paper", International Communication Association Annual Conference, 1978.
  • Fairhurst, G.T. & Uhl-Bien, M. (2012). Organizational Discourse Analysis (ODA): Examining Leadership as a Relational Process. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 1043-1062 , Center for Creative Leadership, 2012 to 2013. Center for Creative Leadership, Finalist for “Best Paper” in Leadership Quarterly, 2012. .
  • Finalist for “Best Paper” in Leadership Quarterly, 2012, 2012. Fairhurst, G.T. & Uhl-Bien, M. (2012). Organizational Discourse Analysis (ODA): Examining Leadership as a Relational Process. Leadership Quarterly, 23, 1043-1062. .
  • One of Three Most Influential Articles of the Past 25 Years for Communication Theory Journal, Communication Theory Journal, 2015. To be published in the 25th Anniversary Issue .
  • "Top Four Paper" for the Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual Convention Recipient , 2015.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 04/01/2011 to 04/30/2011, Visiting Scholar with the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia.
  • 04/01/2010 to 04/30/2010, Visiting Scholar, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
  • 04/01/2009 to 04/30/2009, Fullbright Scholar, School of Economics and Management, Lund University, Sweden.
  • 1992 to 1997, Head, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1991 to Present, Professor, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1987 to 1991, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1986 to 1987, Visiting Scholar, Industrial Relations Divison, Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1984 to 1985, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1979 to 1984, Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 1978 to 1979, Instructor, Department of Communication, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Service

  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Stephen Chaffee Career Productivity Award, 2012 to 2012
  • Committee Member, International Communication Association ICA Fellows Book Award Committee, 2012 to 2012
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Awards Committee, 2012 to 2013
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Provost Committee on Teaching Effectiveness (PCOTE), 2011 to 2012
  • Committee Chair, College of Arts and Sciences A&S Formative Peer Review Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • Committee Chair, Department of Communication Research Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • Committee Chair, Department of Communication Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2011 to 2012
  • Member, International Communication Association Fellows Election Committee, 2011 to Present
  • Member, International Communication Association Stephen Chaffee Career Productivity Award Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Provost Special Advisors' Committee (Social Sciences), 2010 to 2011
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Departmental Merit Grievance Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Departmental RPT Committee, 2010 to 2011
  • Guest Co-Editor, D. Grant, G.T. Fairhurst, K. Grint, & B. Jackson. "Socal Constructionist Views of Leadership." Management Communication Quarterly, 24 (2). 2010
  • Guest Co-Editor, R.L. Liden, J. Antonakis, & G.T. Fairhurst. "The Context of Leadership." Human Relations, 62 (3). Podcast also created. 2009
  • Guest Co-Editor, B. Townley, N. Beech, A. Mcinlay, & G.T. Fairhurst. "Managing the Creative Industries: Managing the Motley Crew." Human Relations, 62 (1). 2009
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Center for Organizational Leadership, 2009 to Present
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication RPT Committee, 2009
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Center for Organizational Leadership Headship Search Committee, 2009
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2008
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2008
  • Member, National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division Book and Articles Awards Committee, 2008 to 2011
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association "Outstanding Article" Awards Committee, 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Departmental RPT Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Center for Organizational Leadership Reappointment Committee, 2007 to 2008
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Center for Organizational Leadership Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2006 to 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2006
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2006
  • Member, International Communication Association "Outstanding Article" Awards Committee, 2006
  • Member, International Communication Association New Journal Committee, 2006
  • Member, Discourse and Communication Editorial Board, 2006 to Present
  • Member, Leadership Editorial Board, 2005 to Present
  • Associate Editor, Human Relations 2005 to Present
  • Member, Human Relations Editorial Board, 2005 to Present
  • Paper Reader, National Communication Association Organizational Communication Division 2005
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2005
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2005
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati English Department Head Search Committee, 2005
  • Mentor, University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati Mentoring Program, 2004
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Publications Committee, 2004
  • Member, Human Communication Research Editorial Board, 2004 to 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2003
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2003
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Research Colloquiums, Department of Communication, 2002 to Present
  • Mentor, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication, 2002 to Present
  • Member, International Communication Association Publications Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Member, Communication Theory Editorial Board, 2002 to 2008
  • Mentor, University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati Mentoring Program, 2002
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication RPT Document Revision Committee, 2002 to 2003
  • Guest Co-Editor, G.T. Fairhurst & K. Ashcraft. Alvesson and Karreman's Retrospective on their 2001 "Varieties of Discourse" article. Human Relations. 2001
  • Member, Communication Monographs Editorial Board, 2001 to 2007
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2000
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Search Committees, 2000
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Organizational Communication Curriculum Committee, 1998 to Present
  • Member, Communication Quarterly Editorial Board, 1998 to 2000
  • Member, Women's Studies in Comunication Editorial Board, 1997 to 2000
  • Member, Communication Education Editorial Board, 1996 to 1999
  • Member, Journal of Applied Communication Research Editorial Board, 1996 to 2002
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Nominating Committee, Division IV Outstanding Member, 1996
  • Member, International Communication Association Nominating Committee, Division IV Outstanding Member, 1995
  • Member, Human Communication Research Editorial Board, 1995 to 2000
  • Member, Management Communication Quarterly Editorial Board, 1993 to Present
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Division IV, Organizational Communication Division, 1992 to 1994
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Nominating Committee, 1992
  • Department Head, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication, 1992 to 1997
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences Council, 1992 to 1997
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences Design Team, 1992 to 1997
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences Design Team, 1992 to 1997
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Sociology Department Headship Review Committee, 1991
  • Member, Journal of Communication Editorial Board, 1991 to 1994
  • Vice-Chair, International Communication Association Division IV, Organizational Communication Division, 1990 to 1992
  • Member, Communication Studies Editorial Board, 1989 to 1991
  • Paper Reader, International Communication Association Organizational Communication Division, 1988
  • Director, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Graduate Studies, 1987 to 1991
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Arts & Sciences Graduate Committee, 1987 to 1991
  • Member, Communication Monographs Editorial Board, 1986 to 1995
  • Member, University of Cincinnati University Research Council Review Committee, 1985
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Future of the Social Sciences Committee, 1985
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Decanal Search Committee, Department of Engineering, 1985
  • Committee Chair, Central States Speech Association Organizational Communication Division, 1983
  • Peer Review/Referee, Arizona State University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Cleveland State University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Purdue University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Rutgers University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, State University of New York, Albany Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Texas A&M University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, University of Montana Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Université of Montréal Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, University of South Florida Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, University of Texas at Austin Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, University of Washington Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Peer Review/Referee, Wayne State University Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Letters,
  • Judge, Emerson College Organizational and Political Communication Program,
  • Judge, University of Cincinnati Department of Criminal Justice Program,
  • Member, National Communication Association Committee of the Future of Communication Departments,
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal
  • Reviewer, Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Reviewer, Australian Journal of Communication Organization
  • Reviewer, Communication Research
  • Reviewer, Journal of Personal and Social Relationships
  • Reviewer, Organization Science
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Review
  • Reviewer, Western Journal of Speech Communication
  • Reviewer, Communication Yearbook
  • Reviewer, National Science Foundation
  • Reviewer, Journal of Organizational Change Management
  • Reviewer, Human Relations
  • Reviewer, Leadership
  • Reviewer, Organization Studies
  • Consultant, McDonald's Corporation
  • Consultant, Boeing Corporation
  • Consultant, Procter & Gamble
  • Consultant, General Electric
  • Consultant, U.S. Air Force
  • Consultant, Kroger
  • Consultant, Cincinnati Bell
  • Consultant, Children's Hospital of Cincinnati
  • Consultant, State Farm Insurance
  • Consultant, Fluor Daniel
  • Consultant, Optimum Group
  • Consultant, Flojo Industries
  • Executive Coach, University of Cincinnati Physicans
  • Executive Coach, Merrill Lynch
  • Executive Coach, Lenders' Services
  • Executive Coach, State Farm Insurance
  • Committee Chair, International Communication Association Awards Committee, 05/30/2012 to 06/17/2013
  • Committee Member, University of Cincinnati Provost Committee on Teaching Effectiveness (PCOTE), 2012 to 2013
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Formative Peer Review, 2012 to 2013
  • Committee Chair, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Head's Review, 02/01/2013 to 04/30/2013
  • Member, University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Teaching Committee, 08/30/2012 to 05/01/2013
  • Other, Beyond Civility 11-2013 to 02-2014
  • U.S. Army U.S. Army Research Institute, Foundational Science Research Unit, Basic Research Team, Program Review, 2016 to 2016

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Professional Affiliation, International Communication Association
  • Professional Affiliation, National Communication Association
  • Professional Affiliation, Academy of Management
  • Professional Affiliation, Communication Research Associates
  • Professional Affiliation, International Leadership Association
  • Professional Affiliation, International Association of Business Communication

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Small Group Communication
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Organizational Communication
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Communication Theory
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Leadership Communication
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Media Studies
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Persuasion
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Organizational Cultures
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Senior Honors Thesis Advisor
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Independent Study
    Level: Undergraduate

  • Survey in Organizational Communication
    Level: Graduate

  • Organizational Cultures
    Level: Graduate

  • Communication Theory
    Level: Graduate

  • Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Organizational Communication
    Level: Graduate

  • Seminar on Structurational Approaches to Organizational Communication
    Level: Graduate

  • Seminar on Leadership and Discourse
    Level: Graduate

  • Interaction Analysis Methods
    Level: Graduate

  • Seminar on Organizational Communication
    Level: Graduate

  • Persuasion
    Level: Graduate

  • Independent Research
    Level: Graduate

  • Dissertation Advising
    Level: Graduate

  • Thesis Advising
    Level: Graduate

  • Residency Advising
    Level: Graduate