Eric Waters
Dr. Eric WatersMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 404A

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin (2016)
M.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington (2004)
B.B.A., Western Michigan University (1998)

Courses Taught

CCOM 2000 Issues in Corporate Communication
CCOM 6300 Financial Communication and Investor Relations
CMST 3200 Organizational Communication
CMST 4230 Managerial Communication
CMST 4240 Communication, Innovation, and Progressive Change

Research Interests

Organizational Communication
New Communication Technologies
Rules and Norms in Organizations
Communication and Entrepreneurship

Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association
International Communication Association
National Black MBA Association

Recent Publications

Waters, E. D. (2018). A homeboy in the high north: Seeking and finding Black culture in Norway. In J. Sørnes, L. Browning & F. Fjelldal-Soelberg (Eds.) High north stories in a time of transition: Gutsy narratives and wild observations (pp. 147-158). New York, NY: Routledge.

Stephens, K. K., Cruz, I., Waters, E. D., Zhu, Y. (2017) Meetings as persistent conversations that use ICTs and face-to-face to build social capital. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2017). Waikoloa, HI, January 4-7. (10 pages).

Stephens, K. K., & Waters, E. D. (2015). How and why technology matters in consulting & coaching interventions. In J. H. Waldeck & D. R. Seibold (Eds.) Consulting That Matters: A Handbook for Scholars and Practitioners (pp. 239–256). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Waters, E. D. (Ed.) (2014) Technologically mediated communication. In J. Ford, K. Stimpson, & J. A. Daly (Eds.), Professional Communication Skills, (7th ed.) (pp. 165–183). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Stephens, K. K., Waters, E. D. & Sinclair, C. (2014). Media management: The integration of HR, technology, and people. In M. E. Gordon, & V. D. Miller (Eds). Meeting the challenge of human resource management: A communication perspective (pp. 215–226). New York, NY: Routledge.

Why Marquette

First, Marquette has great people. I perceive the atmosphere here to be collegial and conducive to building relationships while producing great scholarship. Second, I was attracted to Marquette's organizational structure. The fact that Communication is housed in its own college as opposed to just a department demonstrates a commitment on the part of Marquette to ensure communication professors have the resources to be excellent teacher-scholars. Finally, I wanted to work at a university located in a diverse, cosmopolitan city with access to music, sports, food, theater and art. Marquette's location in the heart of Milwaukee provides that.