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Gregory Ormes

Associate Professor
Communication Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Organizational and Professional Communication

Communication in Teams


Texas A&M University, Ph.D.
UW - Stevens Point, M.A.
UW - Stevens Point, B.S.


Teaching history

Organizational Communication
Communicating in Teams
Professional Communication
Public Relations
Introduction to Communication Studies
Communicating Effectively
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Technology Skills
Communication Technology Trends
Public Speaking

Research and publishing

My research interests are grounded in my desire to better understand how social actors find meaning in the ways they define themselves and the implications of those definitions on their values, beliefs, and behaviors. More specifically, the research questions I ask consider the relationships that exist between identity/identification, context, and control within organizations. Recent/current topics for investigation include identification across contexts as a mechanism for motivation and control among participants in the World's Largest Trivia Contest, organizational bullying as a function and product of concertive control systems, changes in the use of rivalry rhetoric as a means of identity negotiation by students of Texas A&M in the wake of TAMU's conference realignment, and a critical look at the news media's gender/sexuality discourse in response to the Manti Te'o "Catfishing" story.



Gregory Ormes, Communication Studies, authored the article "The rhetoric of rivalry: Investigating outgroup rhetoric as an inducement for identification and a conduit for value premises. " in Texas Speech Communication Journal published on Oct. 1, 2019 by Texas Speech Communication Association.

Submitted on: Oct. 22, 2019



Gregory Ormes, Communication Studies, co-authored the article "In Defense of Bullying: Protecting the Concertive Control System" in "Iowa Journal of Communication" published on Oct. 1, 2019 by Iowa Communication Association.

Submitted on: Oct. 18, 2019



Gregory Ormes and Nicole Ploeger-Lyons co-authored the chapter "Socializing with coworkers about wrongdoing at the annual company barbeque" in Case Studies in Organizational Communication: A Lifespan Approach published on Sept. 1, 2018 by Oxford.

Submitted on: Sept. 25, 2018