- Randolph Barker
Snead Hall, 301 W. Main Street, Box 844000
Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
Office Room Number: B4149
Office Phone: 804-828-7124
Fax Number: 804-828-8884
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Profile: Dr. Randolph T. Barker (Randy) is a tenured Professor of Management at Virginia Commonwealth University's (VCU) School of Business. He teaches at the doctoral, masters and bachelor levels in the areas of organizational communication, team leadership and development and strategic change. He is a Professor of Healthcare Administration for the Medical College of Virginia's Healthcare Patient Safety Fellows Program of which he is a Faculty Fellow. He also teaches in the Fast Track Executive MBA Program (Faculty Advisor) and the Fast Track Executive Information Systems Program in the VCU School of Business. Dr. Barker has also worked in the private sector with Union Carbide as an Employee Relations Associate and in the Public Sector as an Executive Assistant. Dr. Barker is a graduate of Florida State University.
In the areas of teaching and research, Dr. Barker has been recognized internationally by receiving The Association for Business Communication Outstanding Teaching Award in 1994 and in 2004 the association’s Outstanding Research Award; regionally by receiving The Virginia Commonwealth University Outstanding Teaching Award; and locally by receiving the VCU School of Business Outstanding Teaching Award. His research has also been recognized by receiving the School of Business Distinguished Research Award, and highest School of Business award-The Award of Excellence recognizing achievement in the areas of Service, Research and Teaching.
He is keynote speaker at numerous academic and professional association meetings. He has also had three Best paper awards from different associations.
He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Medical College of Virginia, Center for Human Animal Interaction and is the first elected Public Regent to American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists Board of Regents.
His years of service to the Association for Business Communication (ABC) includes being a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Business Communication, a member of the ABC Publications Board, recently serving as Chair; a member on the Board of Directors for the Association for Business Communication (ABC); served on the Research Committee of ABC; coordinated a multi-regional ABC Conference; has presented numerous papers, presentations and panels at ABC national and regional meetings; and chaired ad hoc committees. He has served as reviewer for best papers and proposals for many ABC regional conferences as well as Southern Management Association and Decision Sciences Institute. He was recently elected as a Fellow of ABC.
He is Past President for the Association for Business Communication having served the offices of Second and First Vice Presidents as well.
- Education: The Florida State University (B.A., M.A., and Ph.D.)Post Doctorate work includes 36 hours advanced graduate study in Business Administration at Marshall University,and University of West England Exchange Program.
- Professional Experience: His extensive training and consulting experience has included work with such organizations as Ortho Pharmaceuticals, Hercules, Fort James, Richfood, KPMG, Branch Cabell, ABB, AT&T, Central State Hospital, Agouron Pharmaceuticals, DSCR, Philip Morris, Markel, and the Commonwealth of Virginia's Health Department to name a few. He has served as a trainer for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Management Institute. Much of his work includes coaching senior staff in enhancing presentation performance skills, team development and improvement at all levels, virtual team building and communication, and organizational change. He was the Senior Project Director for The Management Development Program at the Charleston Area Medical Center. The project focused on developing 18 modules and videotapes, and train the trainer's activities for a stand-alone program. Additionally, he was the Director of the Internal Controls training and staff development program for Fort James Corporation.
- Research Interest: His intersts include multidimensional aspects of organizational communication including team leadership, listening, and strategy. Dr. Barker has published extensively in such journals as The Journal of Management Development, The Journal of Business Communication, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, The Journal of Writing and Technical Communications, The Journal of Business Research, The Journal of Management Education and Training, The Journal of Individual Psychology, Business Communication Quarterly and others. His research is cited in numerous communication and management texts and dissertations. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Individual Psychology, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, The Journal of Business Communication and Ad Hoc Reviewer for the Journal of Management Education. Dr. Barker has presented papers throughout the United States, eastern and Western Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, and the Caribbean.
- Selected Publications
- Barker, R. and Gower, K. (2010). “Strategic Application of Storytelling in Multinational organizations: Towards Effective Cross Cultural Communication”, Journal of Business Communication, Volume 47, Number 3, July.
- Stowers, R. and Barker, R. (2010)“The Coaching and Mentoring Process: The Obvious Knowledge and Skill Set for Organizational Communication Professors” Business Communication Quarterly, in press.
- Barker, R. and Stowers, R. (2009). “Team Virtual Discussion Board: Toward Multipurpose Written Assignments, Business Communication Quarterly, June, 72, 2, pp. 227-230.
- Barker, R. and Gower, K. (2009) “Use of Uncertainty Reduction and Narrative Paradigm Theories in Management Consulting and Teaching: Lessons Learned” Business Communication Quarterly, September, 72,3, 338-341.
- Tudor, T., Barker, R., and Trumble, R. (2008). “The Impact of Self-Efficacy and Job Involvement on Work Stressors and Strains”, Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal, Issue 4, pp.1-13.
- Barker, R. and Barker, S. (2007). “Communication Performance Anxiety: The Use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)”, Journal of EMDR Research and Practice, Volume 1, Number 2, fall, 100-108.
- Tudor, T., Trumble and Barker, R. (2007). “Job Involvement, Control Perceptions, and Work Stress Responses.” Leadership & Organizational Management Journal, Volume 1 (Issue 2), 28-36.
- Barker, R. and Stowers, R. (2007). “The Perception of Communication related Value-Added Activities: A Survey of Graduate Students” The Journal of Writing and Technical Communication, Volume 37, Number 3, 347-354.
- Stone, W., Barker, R. and Tudor, T. (2006). “The Roles of Strategic Congruence and Strategy Congruence in Competitive Advantage and Firm performance: An Empirical Investigation.” Insights to a Changing World Journal, June (Issue 2) 127-141.
- Barker, R. and Ackley, J. “Contemporary Communication Connections” (In Lehman and DuFrene, Business Communication, 2008 and 2010, customized version), Thompson Southwestern, Mason, OH.
- “ Job Involvement, Control Perceptions, and Work Stress Responses.” Leadership & Organizational Management Journal , V2007(I2), 28-36. with Tudor, and Trumble.
- “The Perception of Communication related Value-Added Activities: A Survey of Graduate Students” The Journal of Writing and Technical Communication, with Stowers. In press, Summer 2007.
- Barker, Randolph T. “ Knowing your audience: A review and example for the development of Leadership Communication Education.” Association for Business Communication South East Regional Meeting, Nashville, TN, April 2007.
- “Coaching and Mentoring our Students: Opportunities for Communication Faculty” Association for Business Communication Annual Conference, October 2006, San Antonio, TX with Stowers.
- “The Roles of Strategic Congruence and Strategy Congruence in Competitive Advantage and Firm performance: An Empirical Investigation.” Accepted for Insights to a Changing World Journal, June 2006.
- “Companion Animals in the Business and the Public Sectors Workplace: Benefits, Considerations, and Future Directions for research and Practice” International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference, April 2006, Dallas, TX, wit
- “ Therapy dogs in healthcare Facilities: Assessing the Need” Annual Conference International Society for Anthrozoology, Barcelona, Spain, October 2006, with Barker.
- "On the Edge or Not? Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Scholars in Business Communication to Focus on the Individual and Organizational Benefits of Companion Animals in the Workplace”, Journal of Business Communication, Volume 42, Number 3, 2005.
- “Learning From our Students: Teaching Strategies for MBA Professors,” Business Communication Quarterly, December 2005, with R. Stowers.
- “Incorporating a Center for Human-Animal Interaction into a Medical Center” Annual Conference International Society for Anthrozoology, July 2005, Niagara Falls, NY, with S. Barker.
- “The Future is Now: Human Resource requirements for emerging learning environments. Conferencia Internacional de Educación a Distancia 2005, Plenaria: “Requerimientos actuales de la Formación de Recursos Humanos para los nuevos ambientes de aprendizaje”
- “Communication Opportunities: Are we ready?” President’s Keynote Speech, Association for Business Communication, Irvine, CA, Fall 2005.
- “The Business Communication Classroom in 2025” Association for Business Communication. Annual Conference, Irvine, CA, Fall 2005, with Stowers.
- "Family Business Narratives"---Journal of Technical Writing and Communication-Volume 34, Number 4, Fall 2004. Attached.
- "Learning from our Students: Teaching Strategies for MBA Professors"-Business Communication Quarterly, accepted spring 2004 will be published this fall 2005, with Stowers. Attached.
- "Letters form the Association for Business Communication"-Journal of Business Communication, January 2004, with Ralston and Myers.
- "The ABC 2001 Publications Awards" Barker, R. T. (Guest Editor), Business Communication Quarterly, March 2004.
- "Improved Student Writing in Business Communication Classes"---Journal of Written and Technical Communication---Volume 33, Number 4, December 2003, with Stowers.
- "The ABC 2001 Publications Awards" Barker, R. T. (Guest Editor), Business Communication Quarterly, March 2003.
- "The Top Ten Tips in Teaching Communication in Executive MBA Programs", Business Communication Quarterly, with Stowers, September 2003.
- "The Validity and Reliability of the Listening Types Inventory", The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, with Pearce and Johnson, January 2003.
- The ABC 2001 Publications Awards" Barker, R. T. (Guest Editor), Business Communication Quarterly, March 2002.
- "Toward a Synthesis Model for Crisis Communication in the Public Sector: An Initial Investigation", with Horsley, The Journal of Business and Technical Communication, October 2002.