J.D. Wallace, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

(Select items as of Jan. 2013)


  • Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma (OU), August, 1999
  • Masters of Arts, Abilene Christian University (ACU), August 1989
  • Bachelor of Arts, David Lipscomb University (DLU), August 1987

Honors and Recognitions:

Education Honors
Communication Department Teacher of the Year, ACU (2011)
Who’s Who Among American Teachers (1998, 2000, 2007)
Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, OU (1990)

Research Honors
“Best of Public Relations Journal” Article (2011/2012)
Top of Ethics Paper Award at the International Public Relations Research Conference (2012)
Top Faculty Paper, Public Relations Society of America International Conference (2008)

Service Honors
Top Reviewer for NCA’s Training and Development Division (2010, 2011, 2012)
Distinguished service recognition for NCA’s Human Communication & Technology Division (2000-2005)
“Communication Division Service Award”, Pepperdine University (Spring,  2004)
Outstanding service to the Dept. of Communication, Cameron University (1995-2000)

Professional Experience
Professor, Abilene Christian University (2012-present)
Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University (2004-present)
Associate Professor, Abilene Christian University (2010-2012)
Associate Professor, Lubbock Christian University (2004-2010)
Assistant Professor, Pepperdine University (2000-2004)
Assistant Professor, Cameron University (1995-2000)
Instructor of Special Topic Courses, University of Oklahoma (1990-1993)
Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Abilene Christian University, University of Oklahoma (1987-1994)

Courses Taught
40+ undergraduate/graduate course titles in: Organizational Communication, Assessment and Research, Communication Theory, Small Group, Technology, Speech and Persuasion, and contextual communication (e.g. interpersonal, intercultural, nonverbal)

Professional Organizations
Association of Business Communication (ABC)
International Communication Association (ICA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
South Plains Christian Home Educators Association (SPCHEA)

Offices Held
Co-Chair, NCA’s Training and Development Division
Chair, NCA’s Human Communication and Technology Division (HCTD)
NCA Legislative Assembly Representative
Chair, Oklahoma’s Speech Theatre Communication Association’s Speech Division

Scholarly Activity:

Recent Publications
Gong, Z. & Wallace, J. D. (2012). A comparative analysis of ipad and other m-learning technologies: Exploring students' view of adoption, potentials, and challenges. Journal of Literacy and Technology, 13(2), 2-29.
Ferguson, D. P., Wallace, J. D., & Chandler, R. C. (2012). Rehabilitating your organization's image: public relations professionals' perceptions of the effectiveness and ethicality of image repair
strategies. Public Relations Journal. 6(1), 1-19
Rogers, K. & Wallace, J. D. (2011). Predictors of Technology Integration in Education: A Study of Anxiety and Innovativeness in Teacher Preparation.  Journal of Literacy and Technology, 12(2), 28-61
Chandler, R. C. & Wallace, J. D. (2009). The role of videoconferencing in crisis and emergency management. Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning, 3(2), 161-178.
Chandler, R. C. & Wallace, J. D. (2008). Crisis communication consultation of the federal reserve bank system. Communication Education, 57(4), 443-451.
Wallace, J. D. (2008). Accelerated peer-review journal usage by undergraduates. Communication Teacher, 22 (3), 80-83.
Wallace, J. D. (2008). Computer-mediated communication research. In P. Zaphiris and C. S. Ang (Eds.) Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp.299-315). Hersey, PA: Information Science Reference. (Reprinted from Handbook of Research on Electronic Surveys and Measurement pp. 207-222 by R. Reynolds, R. Woods, & J. D. Baker Eds. 2006, Hersey, PA: Idea Group).

Recent Peer-Reviewed Papers
Gong, Z., Sharp Penya, L., & Wallace, J. D. (2012, November). Source and Message Factors in International Advertising: The Effect of Culture and Conclusion Explicitness on Attitude toward the Advertisement   National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Mao, L., Sharp Penya, L., & Wallace, J. D. (2012, November). Revising the Elaboration Likelihood Model: Influence of Culture and Message Features on Purchasing Intention in Online Product Reviews. National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Wallace, J. D. (2012, November). Ethics Training in Difficult Situations: Considerations of Individuals' Styles, Entrepreneurial Styles, and Climactic Challenges. National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
Ferguson, D. P., Wallace, J. D. & Chandler, R. C. (2012, October). The best of PRSA’s public relations Journal: 2011-2012. Public Relations Society of America, San Francisco, CA.
Chandler, R. C., Ferguson, D. P. & Wallace, J. D. (2012, June) The Ethicality of Image Repair Communication: Comparative Perceptions of the Ethicality of Organizational Image/Reputation Repair Message Strategies Utilized in Post-Scandal and Post-Crisis Public Communication.  2012 European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) Research Conference: Accountability, Transparency, and Sustainability. Newcastle, England (UK)
Ferguson, D. P., Wallace, J. D. & Chandler, R. C. (2012, March). Accepting the Blame and Making Things Right: Public Relations Professionals’ Identification of Effective, Ethical, and Likely to Recommend Crisis Communication Strategies. International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.

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