Professor, Organizational Communication, Leadership, Conflict
J. Kevin Barge (Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1985) is a Professor of Communication at Texas A & M University. He is also a tutor for the MSc in Systemic Leadership, a management development program grounded in social constructionist and systemic thinking, offered by the Kensington Consultation Center Foundation and the University of Bedfordshire. His major research interests center on developing a communication approach to management and leadership as well as exploring the relationship between discourse and public deliberation, specifically practices that facilitate communities working through polarized and polarizing issues. His research has been published in The Academy of Management Review, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Theory, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Communication Monographs. He has served on a number of national and international editorial boards for journals such as Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Applied Communication Research.. Barge is a former editor of Communication Studies and past president of the Central States Communication Association.