Dan S. Wilbur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication

Associate Professor of Health Studies

PNW Theatre Company – Faculty Advisor

Dan Wilbur


Dr. Wilbur is an Associate Professor of Communication and of Health Studies, He also serves as a Faculty Fellow in Student Affairs, and is the faculty advisor for the PNW Theatre Company.

Research Overview

Dr. Wilbur’s research examines the Intersections of organizational power, gender, and identity issues and includes improving aviation workers’ safety behaviors, re-presenting the lived experiences of physicians and healthcare workers, and identifying multigenerational differences in the nursing workforce.

Select Publications

Wilbur, D. S. (2018). Studying organizational communication: The communicative constitution of organizations. In D. M. Dunn & L. J. Goodnight (Eds.), Communication: Embracing difference 4e 2018 custom version. Routledge: New York.

Christo-Baker, E. A. & Wilbur, D. S. (2017). Gender, Authentic Leadership, and Communication. In C. M. Cunningham, H. M. Crandall, & A. M. Dare (Eds.), Gender, Communication, and the Leadership Gap, Women and Leadership. Volume 6 in the International Leadership Association Series, Women and Leadership: Research, Theory, and Practice.

IAP: Charlotte, NC. Buzzanell, P. M. & Wilbur, D. S. (2012). Taking a Feminist Lens to Organizational Culture. In M. Marhiori (Ed.), Faces of Organizational Culture and Communication, Vol. 3. Difusao Editora: São Paulo, Brazil.

Teaching Focus

Students First! It’s always about our students.

Previous Roles

Dean of Bayan College, Muscat, Oman (Purdue Northwest Affiliate) Founding Chair of the Purdue Northwest Faculty Senate Communication 114 Basic Course Director, Purdue Northwest Editorial Assistant: Greene, J. O. (Ed.). Human Communication Research (Journal)

Dan Wilbur


(219) 785-5472 (Westville)
(219) 989-2518 (Hammond)


Office Location:

Hammond, Porter Hall 116E

Westville, LSF 53



  • Ph.D. – Organizational Communication & Health Communication, Purdue University
  • M.A. – Organizational Communication, Purdue University
  • B.A. – Organizational Communication, Purdue University

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Power, Gender, and Identity Rhetoric
  • Aviation Human Factors

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Purdue Northwest Certificate in Effective College Instruction, The Association of College and University Educators and The American Council on Education (ACUE)