Research & Development

Research & Development

CMM has always been a vibrant and dynamic field of study. It has served as a framework in which a wide variety of research is made possible. The Institute sees CMM as an ongoing work in progress, and we anticipate much new research and additional theory development within this tradition.

The Institute encourages scholars to continue the scholarly work of CMM, and we hope that everyone involved in CMM research and theory will keep in touch so that the Institute and its partners can continue to expand awareness of this work.

In the coming months, the CMM Institute will announce additional information about sponsored research and theory-development opportunities. In the meantime, please read more about one way in which this can happen is through the Fellows Program, which provides scholars and practitioners with an opportunity to be recognized for their work in communication. A Fellow is a distinguished scholar and/or practitioner who is recognized for: 1) demonstrating a unique understanding of what it means to take and apply a social constructionist communication perspective; and 2) finding creative and impactful ways of using this communication perspective to address real-world challenges. Graduate students, faculty, and practitioners are encouraged to apply. Click here to read more.

CMM Institute Academic Liaisons
To support the next generation of CMM-based scholarship, the CMM Institute has designated two academic liaisons.

Stephen and Arthur have assumed the responsibility for coordinating a range of activities that are largely academic in nature. Please feel free to contact one of the academic liaisons with any inquiries based upon the following criteria:

  • Coordinating the Institute’s efforts with academic institutions to offer and support CMM-based curricular development and/or credentialing, primarily at the graduate level;
  • Soliciting and encouraging student membership in the Institute;
  • Soliciting scholar/practitioners who are willing to make themselves available to respond to students and other academics who want to learn more about using CMM in their teaching and/or research; and
  • Facilitating connections among those who inquire about CMM teaching and research and those members of the CMM academic community who make themselves available to respond in this capacity.

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