Cody Clemens

Assistant Professor
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
  • Group Discussion & Leadership
  • Organizational Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication
Courses - Spring
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Introduction to Health Communication
  • Difference, Power & Privilege


Dr. Clemens primary research and teaching foci are in Health, Organizational, Relational, and Gender Communication. His scholarly work has appeared in Health Communication, Ohio Communication Journal, The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, and Carolinas Communication Annual. He also published a book chapter in The Handbook of Communication Training (Routledge) with his co-authors on Belbin Team Roles. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the experiences and identities of individuals living with the chronic autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Dr. Clemens actively presents and participates at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry Conference, the International Association of Autoethnography and Narrative Inquiry Conference, the National Communication Association Conference, and the Ohio Communication Association Conference.

For his research and service, he has been awarded numerous awards including the BGSU School of Media & Communication Excellence Award 2017, BGSU School of Media & Communication Research Excellence Award 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as the Top Reviewer Award (2017) and the Rising Star Award (2019) from the National Communication Association’s Training & Development Division. He is currently a member of the Executive Board for the Ohio Communication Association and he serves as a reviewer for the Ohio Communication Journal.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his many horses, and his dog, Betty.

Recent Publications:

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. doi:

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.

Robinson, T. M., Clemens, C.M., Garnett, R., & Johnson, B. (2017). The political climate as a barrier to civic engagement: Are students ready to engage?. The Forensic of Pi Kappa Delta, 102(1), 31-39.

Clemens, C. M., Robinson, T. M., & Valdez Jr., D. (2016). The influence of poverty on health: Promoting conversations in the classroom. Carolinas Communication Annual, 32, 81-84.