College of Arts & Sciences Communication Studies

Carrie Prentice

Carolyn Prentice
Associate Professor
Communication Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
UB Beacom Hall 214
Phone: 605-677-8818
Teaching Interests:
Family communication, small group communication, managerial communication, qualitative methods, communication theory, communication research.
Research Interests:
family communication, food communication
Education:
  • Ph D, Communication, University of Missouri, 2005
  • MS, Higher Education, Community College Teaching, Southern Illinois University, 1984
  • BA, English, Southern Illinois University, 1979
Publications:
  • Prentice, C., (2014), Evaluation of accounts: A meta-analysis., Routledge, pp. 284-296.
  • Prentice, C., Boange, S., (2011), The fantasy of separatism: An examination of the rhetoric of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers, Speaker and Gavel, vol. 47.
  • Prentice, C., Disbrow, L. M., (2009), Perceptions of Civility, American Communication Journal, vol. 11, iss. 3, p. 14.
  • Prentice, C., (2009), Academia as a Second Career, National Communication Association Spectra, vol. 45, iss. 6, p. 1, 5.
  • Prentice, C., (2009), Relational dialectics among in-laws. , Journal of Family COmmunication, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 67-89.
  • Prentice, C., (2008), Communicating with in-laws: Reframing and accepting change. , Communication Currents, National Communication Association, vol. 3, iss. 1, p. 2.
  • Prentice, C., (2008), Review of book: Group Communication Pitfalls, Business Communication Quarterly, vol. 71, iss. 2, pp. 254-257.
  • Prentice, C., (2008), The assimilation of in-laws: The impact of newcomers on the communication routines of families, Journal of Applied Communication Research, vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. 74-97.
  • Prentice, C., Kramer, M. W., (2006), Dialectical Tensions in the Classroom: Managing Tensions through Communication., Southern Communication Journal, vol. 71, iss. 4, pp. 339-361.
  • Prentice, C., (2005), Third party candidates in political debates: Muted groups struggling to express themselves. , Speaker and Gavel, vol. 42, iss. 1, pp. 1-9.
  • Prentice, C., Fajen, A. L., (2002), Perspectives on Missouri’s dual credit policy. , University of Missouri Consortium for Educational Policy Analysis Educational Policy News and Views, vol. Summer 2002, pp. 1-4, 7-8.
  • Prentice, C., Fajen, A. L., (2002), Dual credit policy: The Missouri experience. , University of Missouri Consortium for Educational Policy Analysis Policy Briefs, , vol. 2, iss. 1, pp. 1-4.
  • Prentice, C., (2001), The integration of academic and occupational education: An ERIC review., Community College Review, vol. 29, iss. 2, pp. 80-93.
  • Prentice, C., (1985), A survey of communications skills needed on the job by technical students., Journal of Studies in Technical Careers, vol. 7, iss. 3, pp. 153-160.
Awards and Honors:
  • Top Conference Paper Award, Group Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2007
  • Top Student Conference Paper, Instructional Communication division, Central States Communication Association., 2005
  • Top Student Conference Paper, Family Communication Division, National Communication Association, 2004
Presentations:
  • Prentice, C. (2011, November). Competing voices of marriage and family in conversations with female Asian students sojourning in the US. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Prentice, C., Tyler, J. (2009, November). Dialectical tensions in adult sibling relationships.. Presented at the Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Prentice, C., Boange, S. (2009, November). The fantasy of separatism: An examination of the rhetoric of Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tigers. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Prentice, C., Pollom, L. (2009, November). When your spouse is your co-worker: Managing the work-life boundaries in academic couples. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Prentice, C., Disbrow, L. (2008, November). Perceptions of civility among communication professionals.. Presented at the Annual Meeting, San Diego.
  • Prentice, C. (2006, November). Relational dialectics among in-laws early in the assimilation process. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Prentice, C. (2006, November). The assimilation of in-laws: The impact of newcomers on the group communication routines of families. Presented at the Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • Prentice, C. (2005, November). Comparing conversion narratives from evangelical Christianity and a “new” religion. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Boston.
  • Prentice, C. (2005, November). Epistemic collapse in the unity of the field of education. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, Boston.
  • Prentice, C. (2005, April). Dialectical tensions that influence class participation in the university classroom.. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.
  • Prentice, C., Kramer, M. (2004, November). Dialectical tensions in the classroom. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Prentice, C. (2004, November). Laughter as an ambiguous face strategy. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Prentice, C. (2004, November). Maintaining post-divorce relationships: Dialectical tensions experienced by divorced parents. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • Prentice, C. (2004, November). Third party candidates in political debates: Muted groups struggling to express themselves. . Presented at the Annual Meeting, Chicago.