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McCoy Assistant Professor
Cody Clemens headshot
Office #
Mills 105
Ph.D.-Health & Organizational Communication, Bowling Green State University (2020); MA-Corporate Communication, Duquesne University (2015); BA-Organizational Communication & Public Relations, Marietta College (2013)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication
  • Media & Health
Courses - Spring
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication
  • Health Campaigns

Dr. Cody Clemens primary research and teaching foci are in Health, Organizational, Relational, and Gender Communication. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the experiences and identities of individuals living with the chronic autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. In October 2022, Dr. Clemens started his two-year term as President of the Ohio Communication Association.
Regarding his scholarly work, he has published in Health Communication, Journal of Autoethnography, Journal of Communication Pedagogy, Ohio Communication Journal, The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, and Carolinas Communication Annual. Also, he published a book chapter in The Handbook of Communication Training (Routledge) with his co-authors on Belbin Team Roles. Dr. Clemens actively attends and presents at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) Conference, the International Symposium of Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) Conference, the National Communication Association (NCA) Conference, and the Ohio Communication Association (OCA) Conference.
In terms of service, Dr. Clemens serves on the editorial review board for several academic journals including the Journal of Autoethnography, the Ohio Communication Journal, and Women & Language. Also, he reviews for the International Symposium of Autoethnography and Narrative Conference, National Communication Association Conference, and the Ohio Communication Conference. Additionally, he is Programming Chairman and Board Member for the Marietta Delt Educational Foundation (501c3), and a member of the Marietta Delt Alumni Association.
For his accomplishments, Dr. Clemens has been awarded numerous awards including the Rising Star Award (2019), Top Reviewer Award (2020), and Top Panel Award (2021) from the National Communication Association’s Training and Development Division. Also, he was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” from Delta Tau Delta International Fraternity in 2021.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his many horses and his dog.


Clemens, C. M. (2022). A reflection on narrative medicine in hospice care [Review of the book Narrative medicine in hospice care: Identity, practice, and ethics through the lens of Paul Ricoeur, by T. Flanagan]. Journal of Autoethnography, 3(3), 422-425.

Clemens, C. M., & Robinson, T. M. (2021). Toward a new community of care: Best practices for educators and administrators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Communication Pedagogy, 5, 135-142.

Maier, C. T., & Clemens, C. M. (2019). Classroom as workshop. In D. Jahn, A. Kenner, D. Kergel, & B. Heidkamp-Kergel (Eds.), Critical university teaching: Impulses for an innovative teaching and learning culture (pp. 343-354). Wiesbaden, Germany: Springer VS.

Clemens, C. M. (2018). What they don’t see. Health Communication, 33(9), 1194-1197. https://doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1339372

Smartt Lynch, D., Lynch, M., & Clemens, C. M. (2018). Belbin team roles: Assessing behavioral interaction to improve communication. In J. D. Wallace & D. Becker (Eds.), The handbook of communication training (pp. 308-324). New York, NY: Routledge.