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Janie M. Harden Fritz, Ph.D.

Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Communication & Rhetorical Studies

College Hall 315/340
Phone: 412.396.6558

Education:

Ph.D., Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
M.A., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 1984
B.A., Speech Communication, University of Georgia, 1982
Bio

Dr. Fritz is director of the B. A. and M.A. programs for the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies and teaches courses at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. level, including Interpersonal, Intercultural, and Organizational Communication, Communication Research Methods, Organizational Communication, Communication Ethics and Professional Civility, Rhetoric and Philosophy of Organizational Communication, and Philosophy of Interpersonal Communication.

Dr. Fritz's research focuses on communicative practices that constitute, sever, and restore the ties that bind individuals to the institutions of which they are a part. She is the author of Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (Peter Lang, 2013), coeditor (with Dr. S. Alyssa Groom) of Communication Ethics and Crisis: Negotiating Differences in Public and Private Spheres (2012, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), coeditor (with Dr. Becky L. Omdahl) of Problematic Relationships in the Workplace (Peter Lang Press, 2006) and Problematic Relationships in the Workplace, Volume 2 (Peter Lang, 2012), and co-author (with Dr. Ronald C. Arnett and Leeanne Bell) of Communication Ethics Literacy: Dialogue and Difference (Sage, 2009).

Dr. Fritz's work has been published in Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Communication Research Reports, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Journal of Public Management and Social Policy, Journal of the Association for Communication Administration, Communication Monographs, Journal of Business Communication, Speaker and Gavel, Journal of Mediated Communication, A Leadership Journal: Women in Leadership-Sharing the Vision, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and Spiritan Horizons. She is a past president of the Eastern Communication Association, executive secretary of the Religious Communication Association, and secretary of the Pennsylvania Communication Association.

Dr. Fritz is editor-in-chief of Listening/Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture and editor- of Qualitative Research Reports in Communication and Journal of the Association for Communication Administration. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Communication and Religion, Review of Communication, Communication Quarterly, and Speaker and Gavel and serves occasionally as a guest reviewer for Ammon Publishing (Psychological Research Reports; Perceptual and Motor Skills), Management Communication Quarterly, and other journals. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Tribune Review, the Reading Eagle, the Baltimore Sun, and a number of other national and regional media outlets regarding communicative processes in work relationships.

Dr. Fritz was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia with a B. A. in Speech Communication. After earning her M.A. in Speech Communication at the University of Georgia, she completed the Ph.D. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, with emphases in communication theory, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and quantitative research methods. She received the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics from Duquesne University in 2007 and was selected as the 2009 recipient of Duquesne University's McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also received the 2009 Presidential Teaching Award from Duquesne University, the 2009 Harvey Kelly Award for Teaching Excellence from the Pennsylvania Communication Association, the 2010 McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Award for Excellence in Service, and the 2010 Presidential Award for Service to the Mission from Duquesne University. In 2011, she received the Donald Eckroyd Award for Scholarly Excellence from the Pennsylvania Communication Association and the National States Advisory Council's Scholar of the Year Award. She is a Teaching Fellow of the Eastern Communication Association.

Scholarship

Recent Scholarship

Book

Fritz, J. M. H. (2013). Professional civility: Communicative virtue at work. New York: Peter Lang.

Edited Books

Omdahl, B. L., & Fritz, J. M. H. (Eds.) (2012). Problematic relationships in the workplace, volume 2. New York: Peter Lang.

Groom, S. A., & Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Communication ethics and crisis: Negotiating differences in public and private spheres. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Fritz, J. M. H., & Omdahl, B. L. (Eds.) (2006). Problematic relationships in the workplace. New York: Peter Lang.

Journal Articles (2010 - Present)

Maier, C. T., O'Neil, N. B., & Fritz, J. M. H. (2014). Who reads Catholic newspapers?: Exploring readership in a changing industry. Journal of Media and Religion, 13(3), 153-169.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2014). Researching workplace relationships: What can we learn from qualitative organizational studies? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31, 460-466.

Fritz, J. M. H., O'Neil, N. B., Popp, A. M., Williams, C. D., & Arnett, R. C. (2013). The influence of supervisory behavioral integrity on intent to comply with organizational ethical standards and organizational commitment. Journal of Business Ethics, 114, 251-263.

Woods, R. H., Badzinski, D. M., Fritz, J. M. H., & Yeates, S. E. (2012). The "ideal professor" and gender effects in Christian higher education. Christian Higher Education, 11, 158-176.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Infusing the curriculum: The Spiritan collection as institutional resource. Spiritan Horizons, 7, 67-74.

Arnett, R. C., Bell, L. M., & Fritz, J. M. H. (2010). Dialogic learning as first principle in communication ethics. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18, 111-126.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2010). Robert T. Oliver, standard bearer of the field of communication. Pennsylvania Scholars VI: Robert T. Oliver, pp. 66-76.

Fritz, J. M. H., & Burk, J. S. (2010). Introduction. Pennsylvania Scholars VI: Robert T. Oliver, pp. 4-6.

Book Chapters (2010 - Present)

Fritz, J. M. H. (2014). Organization as Other: Professional civility as communicative care for institutions. In R. C. Arnett & P. Arneson (Eds.), Philosophy of communication ethics: Alterity and the Other (pp. 215-231). Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2014). Professional civility: Creating a culture of leadership. In C. B. Illés, A. Dunay, & A. Słocińska (Eds.), New Trends in Management in the 21st Century (pp. 237-244). Częstochowa, Poland: Czestochowa University of Technology.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2014). Organizational misbehavior. In L. M. Crothers & J. Lipinski (Eds.), Bullying in the workplace: Symptoms, causes and remedies (pp. 3-16). New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2013). Ethics matters: Why ethical communication makes a difference in today's workplace. In J. Wrench (Ed.), Workplace communication for the 21st century: Tools and strategies that impact the bottom line (pp. 39-60). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2013). A prophecy fulfilled: George MacDonald and Evangelical popular culture. In R. Woods (Ed.), Evangelicals and popular culture. (pp. 36-53). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Inspiration and motivation: If that reality star can do it, so can I. In W. Wyatt & K. Bunton (Eds.), The ethics of reality TV: A philosophical examination (pp. 93-109). New York: Continuum.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Protecting and promoting workplace relationships: Professional civility. In B. L. Omdahl & J. M. H. Fritz (Eds.), Problematic relationships in the workplace, volume 2 (pp. 257-266). New York: Peter Lang.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). A review of concepts relevant to problematic relationships in the workplace. In B. L. Omdahl & J. M. H. Fritz (Eds.), Problematic relationships in the workplace, volume 2 (pp. 3-17). New York: Peter Lang.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Women's communicative leadership in higher education. In Ruminski, E., & A. Holba (Eds.), Communicative understandings of women's leadership development: From ceilings of glass to labyrinth paths (pp. 9-35). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Groom, S. A., & Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Introduction. In S. A. Groom & J. M. H. Fritz (Eds.), Communication ethics and crisis: Negotiating differences in public and private spheres (pp. 1-8). Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2012). Interpersonal crisis communication in the workplace: Professional civility as ethical response to problematic interactions. In S. A. Groom & J. M. H. Fritz (Eds.), Communication ethics and crisis: Negotiating differences in public and private spheres (pp. 67-86). Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Fritz, J. M. H. (2010). Christian approaches to communication scholarship and pedagogy. In D. Cali (Ed.). Faith and the media: Reflections by Christian communicators (pp. 77-95). Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Encyclopedia Entries (2010 - Present)

DeIuliis, D., & Fritz, J. (2014). Wikis and collaborative project Web sites. In K. Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social media and politics. (Vol. 24, pp. 1389-1390). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

DeIuliis, D., & Fritz, J. (2014). User-generated content. In K. Harvey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social media and politics. (Vol. 22, pp. 1313-1315). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Fritz, J. H. (2010). Socialization. In R. Jackson (Ed.), Encyclopedia of identity (pp. 753-755). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Honors/Awards

Recent Honors and Awards

2014

Distinguished Research Fellow, Eastern Communication Association

Everett Lee Hunt Award, Eastern Communication Association, for Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (2013, Peter Lang)

2013

Clifford G. Christians Ethics Research Award for Professional Civility: Communicative Virtue at Work (2013, Peter Lang)

Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Eastern Communication Association

2012

Robert & Patricia Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs Outstanding Faculty Award

Eastern Communication Association Distinguished Teaching Fellow

2011

Donald Eckroyd Award for Scholarly Excellence, Pennsylvania Communication Association

National States Advisory Council Scholar of the Year Award

2010

Presidential Award for Excellence in Service to the Mission, Duquesne University

McAnulty College and Graduate School Faculty Award for Service, Duquesne University

Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Duquesne University

Service

Service

Editorships

Editor, The Journal of the Association for Communication Administration (2014-present)

Editor, Listening: Journal of Communication Ethics, Religion, and Culture (2010-present)

Editor, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication (2012-2014)

Editorial Boards

Editorial Board: Journal of Communication and Religion (2006-present)

Editorial Board: Review of Communication (2009-present)

Editorial Board: Communication Quarterly (2008-present)

Editorial Board: Qualitative Research Reports in Communication (2008-2011)

Editorial Board: International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (2010-present)

Editorial Board: International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (2009-present)

Editorial Board: Journal of the Association for Communication Administration (2011-present)

Editorial Review Staff: Journal of Leadership Education (2013-present)

Advisory Board: Media Ethics journal (2007-present)

Contributing Editor: Media Ethics journal (2007-present)

Offices Held

National Communication Association Philosophy of Communication Division Program Planner for 2017 convention

Executive Secretary, Religious Communication Association, 2010-2013

President, Eastern Communication Association, 2010-2011

First Vice President, Eastern Communication Association (planned 2010 conference in Baltimore and assumed presidency in 2011)

Secretary, Pennsylvania Communication Association (2006-2014)