Cody Clemens

Assistant Professor
PhD - Health & Organizational Communication, Bowling Green State University (A.B.D.); MA - Corporate Communication, Duquesne University; BA - Organizational Communication & Public Relations, Marietta College.
Year Appointed
Fall 2019
  • Fundamentals of Oral Commmunication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Difference, Power, and Privilege
Spring 2020
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Group Discussion & Leadership
  • Training & Development


Cody M. Clemens is currently finishing his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health and Organizational Communication at Bowling Green State University. He received a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from BGSU in August 2018. He earned his Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from Duquesne University in 2015, and his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication & Public Relations from Marietta College in 2013. While at Marietta, he earned a minor in Health Communication and obtained a Certificate in Leadership Studies from the Bernard P. McDonough Center for Leadership & Business.

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. His doctoral dissertation research focuses on the experiences and identities of individuals living with the chronic autoimmune disease, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. He is also involved in a research team at Bowling Green State University that examines bystander intervention techniques, and he is working on a project with colleagues that studies the stories from women cosmetologists and their emotional experiences in the workplace.

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, and the Top Reviewer Award from the National Communication Association’s Training & Development Division 2017. He is currently the Co-Chair for the National Communication Association’s Training & Development Division, and he is a member of the Executive Board for the Ohio Communication Association.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his horses Bruno, Demi, and Cardi B

Recent Publications:

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.