Corey Jay Liberman

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts

Corey Liberman studies the role of communication in interpersonal, small group, and organizational relationships, paying particular attention to strategies used by social actors as they attempt to persuade others. He is also interested in how social networks come to influence the attitudes and behaviors of those part of them and how similarity is both a prerequisite for, and outcome of, relationships. He routinely teaches Interpersonal Communication (Comm 104), Principles and Theories of Communication (Comm 107), Organizational Communication (Comm 250), Small Group Communication (Comm 258), Communication and Social Networks (Comm 308), and the Capstone in Communication Arts (Comm 450). He is coauthor of Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success (2nd Edition) and he is editor of Casing Persuasive Communication, to be published in September of 2013.  


Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts


Communication and Media Arts





B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Recent Work

Recent/Forthcoming Publications:

Liberman, C. J., & Doherty, E. (Forthcoming). Social support and stress buffering during end-of-life communication: The role of messages in alleviating concerns when death is imminent. In M. Brann’s (Ed.), Contemporary case studies in health communication: Theoretical and applied approaches (2nd Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Avtgis, T. A., Polack, E. P., Liberman, C. J., & Hardin, R. (Forthcoming). Applying technological solutions to crisis communication in healthcare organizations. In K. Wright & L. Webb’s (Eds.), Computer-mediated communication in personal relationships (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Peter Lang. 

Liberman, C. J. (Forthcoming). FreshFood: A case study of the organizational image repair process. In J. Wrench (Ed.), Casing Public Relations. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J. (Forthcoming). Casing persuasive communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J. (Forthcoming). The effectiveness of upward dissent: Protection motivation theory as an explanation of one’s persuasive strategies during superior-subordinate communication. In C. Liberman’s (Ed.), Casing persuasive communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J. (Forthcoming). Challenges and opportunities associated with social network research: An examination of emergent methodological issues. Communication Research Reports

Liberman, C. J. (2013). Creating a productive workplace culture and climate: Understanding the role of communication and socialization for organizational newcomers. In J. Wrench’s (Ed.), Workplace communication for the 21st century: Tools and strategies that impact the bottom line (pp. 61-82). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. 

Liberman, C. J. (2012). Branding as social discourse: Identity construction using online social and professional networking sites. In C. Cunninghman’s (Ed.), Social networking and impression management: Self presentation in the digital age (pp. 107-128). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.  

Liberman, C. J. (2012). Communication centers and liberal arts education: Problems and possibilities associated with cross-disciplinary engagements. In E. Yook and W. Atkins-Sayre (Eds.), Communication centers and oral communication programs in higher education: Advantages, challenges, and new directions (pp. 23-38). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 


Social Networks

Organizational Communication 


Health Communication 

Interpersonal Communication 

Small Group Communication 


Comm 104 - Interpersonal Communication

Comm 107 - Principles and Theories of Communication 

Comm 250 - Organizational Communication 

Comm 258 - Small Group Communication 

Comm 308 - Communication and Social Networks

Comm 450 - Capstone in Communication Arts

Office Hours

M/W- 3:00-400pm, by appointment


Nugent Hall 560