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James E. Suchan
Professor / Associate Dean for Distance Learning
Mail Code: GB/Sa
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2905
Email: jsuchan (at) nps.edu
Web: www.nps.navy.mil/gsbpp/
EDUCATION:
PhD - Univ of Illinois, 1980
English Literature
BS - Univ New York, 1972
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • 2003 – Present: Professor of Management, Chair
  • 2001 – 2004: Associate Dean, GSBPP
  • 1987 – 2002: Associate Professor of Management
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • 2006: Visiting Researcher, Chuo University, Japan
  • 2000: Visiting Researcher, Rice University
  • 1999: Visiting Researcher, St. Mary’s University
  • 1998: Visiting Researcher, University of Michigan
  • 1985 – 1986: Associate Professor of Managerial Communications, University of Alabama
  • 1981 – 1985: Assistant Professor of Managerial Communications, University of Alabama
  • 1980 – 1981: Assistant Professor in Literature and Film and Managerial Communications, University of Arizona
  • 1977 – 1980: Lecturer in Literature and Film and Managerial Communications, University of Arizona
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Managerial Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Organization and Management
  • Crisis Communication and Media Relations
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Written Managerial Communication
  • Intercultural Communication (Arabic persuasion and negotiation)
  • Changing Communication Norms in Organizations
  • Communicating Change
  • Organizational Interpretations
  • Uses of New Communication Technology
AWARDS:
  • 2007: Outstanding Article of the Year Award in Business Communication, Journal of Business Communication
  • 2002: Award for Best Article on Methods of Teaching in Scientific and Technical Communication
  • 1999: Outstanding Article of the Year Award in Business Communication
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • 2007 – Present: GSBPP Academic Associate of the Core
  • 2007 – Present: GSBPP Associate Dean of New Ventures
  • 2008 – Present: GSBPP Area Chair – Management Group
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Suchan, J. “The role of management and leadership in complex, turbulent organizational environments,” Drastamat Kawayan Institute for National Defense Strategic Studies Academic Journal, no.4 (62), pp.73-85, 2009.
  • Suchan, J. “How Academic Organizational Systems and Culture Undermine Scholarship and Quality Research,” Journal of Business Communication, 45(3), pp. 349-357, 2008.
  • Campbell, N., L. Louhiala-Salminen, K. Rentz, P. Rogers & J. Suchan. “The Impact of Journal Quality on Business and Management Communication Academics,” Journal of Business Communication, 44(4), pp. 403-426, 2007. (Awarded the 2007 Outstanding Article of the Year Award in Business Communication.)
  • Charles, M. & J. Suchan. “Business Communication Research: Past, Present, and Future,” Journal of Business Communication, 43(4), pp. 389-398, 2006.
  • Suchan, J. “Changing Organizational Communication Practices and Norms: A Framework,” Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 20(1), pp. 1-43, 2006.
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Communication, Organizational Interpretations, New Communication Technology



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