Associate Professor of Communication
OFFICE: Room 119, Roosevelt Hall
CAMPUS BOX: 4033
PHONE: (620) 341-5730
FAX: (620) 341-6031
Dr. Sheryl Lidzy joined the department in 2006. With a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, her dissertation, entitled: Successful Socialiation of an Organization Culture: A Critical Analysis of the Messages of Student Members of Southern Nazarene University, was completed in 2002. Most recently she has an article in the Teaching Forum section of Volume 23 of the Journal of Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of North Dakota, entitled: “Doing Business In …”: An Emic Training Module. In addition, Dr. Lidzy's scholarship has focused on gendered communication within the organizational and interpersonal contexts. Her article, Cultural Notion of Masculinity and Femininity: An Assessment of Gender Role Expectations among Student Members of a Christian University appeared in the Christian Higher Education: A Journal of Applied Research & Practice. Dr. Lidzy has contributed to the textbook, A Manner of Speaking: Successful Presentations for Work and Life, which is in its second edition.
Dr. Lidzy has taught courses in the following areas:
- Conflict Resolution
- Family Communication
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- On-line Communication
- Public Speaking
- Virtual Teamwork
She co-advises Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association student honor association. Dr. Lidzy is the faculty advisor for several registered student organizations sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, including: Harmonious Voices of Praise, Multicultural Freshman Action Team, & Zeta Phi Beta. Dr. Lidzy has represented ESU to the annual Tilford Conference on Diversity & Multiculturalism, which is sponsored by the Kansas Board of Regents and is scheduled for October 30, 2013 at Kansas State University, since arriving at Emporia State University in 2006. In her discipline, Dr. Lidzy has served nationally as the Chair of Women's Caucus of the National Communication Association. Regionally, she has served as the Chair of the Women's Caucus, the Communication Theory Division, and the Health Communication Division of Central States Communication Association. Currently, Dr. Lidzy serves as President of the Oklahoma Speech Theatre Communication Association (OSTCA). The 2012 OSTCA convention theme was: Building Productive Communication Relationships.
On-campus, Dr. Lidzy serves as Vice President of ESU Faculty Senate and is a member of ESU's Budget Development & Tuition Committee, the Disability Services Advisory Council, the Diversity Education Committee, the Honors Council, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee. Lidzy was awarded the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Annual Award for Excellence in Service for 2011-12.