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Juanie N. Walker
Associate Professor of Communication

Division: Communication Division
Office: Center for Communication and Business (CCB) 252
Phone: (310) 506-4036
E-mail: juanie.walker2@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California, 1994
  • M. A., Communication, Pepperdine University, 1987
  • B. A., Advertising and Journalism, Pepperdine University, 1984
Courses:
  • Master's Thesis
  • Organizational Communication for Graduate Students
  • Qualitative Communication Research for Graduate Students
  • Directed Studies in Communication for Graduate and Undergraduate Students (Chaos Theory, Gender in Organizational Communication, Computer-Mediated Communication)
  • Communication Internship
  • Seminar in Communication (Communication in Industries)
  • Training and Development
  • Organizational Communication Analysis
  • Communication in Organizations
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Public Speaking and Rhetorical Analysis
  • First-Year Seminar, What's your Story?: Discerning, Writing & Understanding Vocational Narrative
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Pepperdine University Voyage vocation-related grant from Lilly Endowment, academic program for the Communication Division, 2003 - 2005.
  • Pepperdine University Voyage vocation-related grant from Lilly Endowment, graduate student assistant for Comm Connection: Character, Calling & Careers conference for Communication Division, 2004-2005.
  • Pepperdine University Voyage vocation-related grant from Lilly Endowment, student development of organizational vision for Standing on Stone ministries, Malibu, CA, Spring 2003.
  • Who's Who in Social Science Higher Education, 2004.
  • Who's Who in the West, 2000-2001.
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998., 1998
  • Dictionary of International Biography, 29th edition, 2001.
  • Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Outstanding Teacher's Recognition Award, 1999.
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Young Americans, 1997., 2001
  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Religious Communication Association
  • Western States Communication Association
Academic Interests:
  • Dialogue and self-directed learning teams
  • Narrative and theology of vocation
  • Paradoxes and paradoxical thinking in organizations and relationships
Selected Works:
  • Supervision of Student Organizational Communication Field Research and Consulting (1994 - 2007):
    • American Airlines
    • Boeing Rocketdyne
    • Camp Congo indoor and outdoor children's camp
    • Camp Titan for underprivileged children
    • City of Malibu City Council
    • Dae Woo
    • Diamante Christian Record Distributor
    • Disney
    • Drive Design graphic design company
    • Futurestep Candidate Services Department
    • Internal/External Communication
    • Johnny's Pizza
    • Los Angeles Union Rescue Mission
    • Malibu Night 'N' Day answering service
    • Malibu Yogurt
    • National School Safety Center
    • New Horizons habilitation center
    • Newport Beach Fire and Marine Department
    • Noah's Bagels
    • Nordicorp
    • Pepperdine University organizational communication major
    • Protocol Placement Services
    • Seaver College organizational diversity
    • Software.Com
    • Standing on Stone Ministries (SOS)
    • Stiletto Entertainment
    • SunSystems
    • Ventura County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity
    • Ventura Chapter of the American Red Cross
    • Webster Elementary School
    • West Valley Food Pantry
    • Westside Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Walker, J. N. (Winter 2008). Review of Quentin Schultze's Here I Am: [Now What on Earth Should I be Doing?], Journal of Communication & Religion.
  • Walker, J. N. (Fall 2008). Teaching Paradoxical Thinking in Christian Education. Journal of Faith and the Academy, Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL, 13 - 25.
  • Walker, J. N. (Editor, Fall 2006), Conversations on Hope and Vocation. Proceedings from Comm Connection: Character, Calling, and Careers 2004 & 2006. Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University Press.
  • Walker, J. N. (Fall 2006). Christian and Secular Hope in an Age of Despondency. Proceedings from Comm Connection: Character, Calling, and Careers Conference 2006, Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University Press.
  • Walker, J. N. (Fall 2006). Connecting Technical and Liberal Arts Education: Bearing Fruit in the Communication Discipline. Proceedings from Com Connection: Character, Calling, and Careers. Center for Faith and Learning, Pepperdine University Press.
  • Walker, J. N. (2005, June). Exploring Vocational Calling through Narratives. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30(1).
  • Walker, J. N. (2001). Pragmatic Paradoxes of Female Academicians at a Christian University: Ethnography and Narrative Analysis of Contested and Authored Authority. Research on Christian Higher Education, 8, 19-42.
  • Walker, J. N. and Walker, M. G. (2000, May). Managing After the Merger: The Challenges of Employee Feedback and Performance Appraisals Case Analysis. Management Communication Quarterly, 13(3), 685-694.