Dr. David Askay

David Askay

Assistant Professor

Internship Director and COMS Club Advisor

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 Faculty Offices North (47) 36-A

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  • Small Group Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Advanced Organizational Communication
  • Intergroup Communication
  • Internship
  • Principles of Oral Communication
  • Public Speaking


  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2013
  • M.A. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2011
  • B.S. University of California at San Diego, 2004


David A. Askay joined the Communication Studies faculty in 2013.  In addition to having taught courses in small group communication and business communication at UNC Charlotte, he also taught English in Japan before entering graduate school. At Cal Poly, he teaches courses on teamwork, organizational communication, intergroup communication, and internship.  His research investigates issues ranging from organizational identity, creativity, voice, silence, and technological design in hidden organizations, virtual communities, and digital labor platforms.  He has published five articles, three book chapters, and contributed to a textbook on teamwork on these topics.  This work can be found in top communication and interdisciplinary journals including Management Communication Quarterly and New Media and Society. In addition, he has presented at conferences including NCA, iConference, Internet Research, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), and Academy of Management. In 2012, he was recognized with the Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for the top-ranked student-authored paper at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting.  Dr. Askay also received the Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Top Graduate Teaching Assistant at UNC Charlotte in 2012.

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