Publications

Huang-Horowitz, N. & Evans, S. K. (2017). Communicating organizational identity as part of the legitimation process: A case study of small firms in an emerging field. International Journal of Business Communication.

Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2017). Explicating affordances: A conceptual model for understanding affordances in communication research. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 22(1), 35-52 DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12180

Rice, R., Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Sivunen, A., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2017). Organizational media affordances: Operationalization and associations with media use. Journal of Communication. 67(1), 106-130. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12273

Evans, S. K. (2016). Staying ahead of the digital tsunami: The contributions of an organizational communication approach to journalism in the information age. Journal of Communication, 66(2), 280-298. DOI: 10.1111/jcom.12217

Evans, S. K. (2016). Making sense of innovation: Process, product, and storytelling innovation in public service broadcasting organizations. Journalism Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2016.1154446

O’Brien, N. F. & Evans, S. K. Civil Society Partnerships: Power Imbalance and Mutual Dependence in NGO Partnerships. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Evans, S. K. (2015). Defining distinctiveness: The connections between organizational identity, competition, and strategy in public radio organizations. International Journal of Business Communication, 52(1), 42-67. DOI: 10.1177/2329488414560280

Evans, S. K. (2011). Connecting adaptation and strategy: The role of evolutionary theory in scenario planning. Futures, 43, 460-468. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2010.12.003

Evans, S.K. (2009). Review of the book Strategic Ambiguities (2007), International Journal of Communication, 3, 887-890.

Under Review

Treem, J. W., Pearce, K. E., Evans, S. K., Vitak, J., Schrock, A., Barta, K., Ford, J. S., & Shorey, S. Looking back to look forward: Tracing the history of affordances to develop a framework for understanding communication technology.

Conference Presentations

Sample of one of my favorite presentations: BuzzFeed Inspired ICA 2015 presentation slides (pdf)

Pearce, K. E., Rice, R. E., Treem, J., Evans, S. K., Vitak, J., Sivunen, A.,Fox, J., & McEwan (author order unimportant) (2017, May). Debating affordances: Defining and refining the contours of affordance measurement and theory. Panel presented to the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA. (Communication & Technology Division)

Rice, R., Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Sivunen, A., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2016, November). Organizational media affordances: Operationalization and associations with media use. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (Human Communication and Technology Division)

Evans, S. K. & Hagen, C. (2016, August). Developing foresight capacity: Sensemaking about the future in public media organizations. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division)

Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2016, June). The Affordances Test: A conceptual model for understanding affordances in communication research. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

Treem, J. W., Pearce, K. E., Evans, S. K., Vitak, J., Schrock, A., Barta, K., Ford, J. S., Shorey, S (2016, June). Looking Back to Look Forward: Tracing the History of Affordances to Develop a Framework for Understanding Communication Technology. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

Huang-Horowitz, N. & Evans, S. K. (2015, November). Developing dynamic identity: Sensemaking and Sensegiving in an emerging field. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (Organizational Communication Division)

Evans, S.K. (2015, May). Strengths and Weaknesses of Research Methods for Assessing Affordances. Paper to be presented as part of a panel presentation at the International Communication Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Evans, S.K. (December, 2014). Staying ahead of the digital tsunami: The strategic use of identity to manage organizational change and innovation. Paper presented at the 2014 Cal Poly Pomona Provost’s Symposium on Faculty Scholarship, Pomona, CA.

Weber, M.S., Evans, S.K., & Driscoll, K. (2014, November). Seeking structure in anarchy: The emergence of organization in the Occupy Wall Street Movement. National Paper presented at the Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Evans. S.K. (2014, May). How Perceived Competitor Networks and Organizational Identity Discourse are used to Make Sense of Change in Public Radio Organizations. Paper presented in the Organizational Communication Research Escalator Session at the International Communication Association Conference, Seattle, WA.

Marcotte, M.M. & Evans, S.K. (2014, April). Fostering innovation and collaboration through connections among public media organizations. Paper presented as part of a panel on Public Broadcasting at the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Evans, S.K., Yan, B., Guth, K., Bighash, L., Hagen, C., & Sun, Y. (2014, February). Seeking Innovation: Comparing Leadership and Expertise Interorganizational Networks Among Public Broadcasting Organizations. Paper presented in the Interorganizational Networks division at the XXXIV Sunbelt Social Networks Conference. St Pete, FL.

Treem, J.W. & Evans, S.K. (2013, November). What Do Affordances Afford Us? Connecting Context and Functions of Communication Technology Use in Organizations. Poster presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Washington D.C.

Evans, S.K. (2013, June). Networking through the Recession: How Female Business Owners Utilized Advice Networks to Aid Organizational Performance. High density paper and poster presented at the International Communication Association Conference, London, UK.

O’Brien, N.F., Evans, S.K., & Heiss, B.M. (2012, November). Civil Society Partnerships: Resource & Power Dynamics in the Children’s Rights NGO Community. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Orlando, FL.

Evans, S.K. & Webber, M.S. (2012, June). Emergent Structure in a Social Movement: Occupy Wall Street as a Networked Organizational Form. Paper presented at Web Science 2012, Evanston, IL.

Riley, P., Li, Z., Evans, S.K., & Weiss, E. (2012, May). Scenario Planning: A Methodology for Analyzing Sensemaking and Change Processes. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Evans, S.K. (2012, April). The Relationship Between Social Networks and Innovation Processes in Media Firms. Paper presented at the USC Annenberg Graduate Fellowship Research and Creative Project Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Evans, S.K., Galloway-Gilliam, L., Nomachi, J., Sepulveda, C. & Vasquez, S. (2012, March). Perceptions of Leadership in an Interorganizational Network. Paper presented at the Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Redondo Beach, CA.

Evans, S.K. (2011, May). Managing creative capacity: Creativity as a process of organizational change. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Evans, S.K. (2011, July). The relationship between social networks and innovation processes in media firms. Poster presented at Web Science Doctoral Summer School, a research seminar, Galway, Ireland.

Evans, S.K. (2009, November). Multilateral institutions and the recontextualization of political marketing: How the World Intellectual Property Organization’s outreach efforts reflect changing audiences. Poster presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Doctoral Colloquia

Evans, S. K. (2013). Embracing the Digital Transformation: How Social Networks and Communications Technologies Influence the Capacity for Organizational Change in Public Media Organizations. Poster presented at Organizational Communication and Information Systems Doctoral Consortium at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Evans, S. K. (2012). Embracing the Digital Transformation: How Social Networks and Social Media Influence the Capacity for Organizational Change in Public Broadcasting Organizations. Presentation at the Organizational Communication Mini-Conference, Norman, OK.

Evans, S. K. (2012). Embracing the Digital Transformation: How Social Networks and Communications Technologies Influence the Capacity for Organizational Change in Public Media Organizations, Organizational Communication & Information Systems Doctoral Consortium at the 72nd Annual Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA.

Grants and Awards

2016 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities at Cal Poly Pomona: Evans, S. K. Radio as an Old and New Medium: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Digital Media Teams in Public Service Broadcasting. Total Budget: $5,000.

Top Three Student Paper, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference: Evans, S.K. (2013, June). Networking through the Recession: How Female Business Owners Utilized Advice Networks to Aid Organizational Performance, London, UK.

Finalist, Best Extended Abstract at Web Science 2012: Evans, S.K. & Webber, M.S. (2012, June). Emergent Structure in a Social Movement: Occupy Wall Street as a Networked Organizational Form, Evanston, IL.

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Annenberg Student Communication Association (a student organization representing Annenberg undergraduates), Spring 2010 • Global Communication Tuition Award, 2008-2009

Hamburg Media School International Case Study Competition, Hamburg, Germany, placed in top five in competition judged by panel from Gruner & Jahr, 2007

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