Craig R. Scott's Blog
Editing A Special Issue of MCQ on Hidden Organizations
April 10th, 2014 / 4:31 pm
I am guest editing a special of MCQ on Hidden Organizations and invite anyone doing work in this are to please consider submitting their scholarship. The full call for papers is below.Call for Special Issue of Management Communication Quarterly: Hidden Organizations  Guest Editor: Craig R. Scott, Rutgers UniversityBackground Hidden organizations are ones where the identity of
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Now that the book is out...a different kind of March Madness
March 21st, 2013 / 9:04 pm
For me, March is largely about basketball...watching my son's 7th grade team win their regular season, going to Las Vegas to join friends and watch the Mountain West Conference tourney for the third year in a row, and running our SC&I brackets for the men's NCAA tourney. If I add in the other bracket challenges in which I'm participating, my own efforts to shoot hoops 3 times
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Hidden Organizations...Some Key Links
March 4th, 2013 / 3:36 pm
I thought I'd share a few key links related to my forthcoming book on Hidden Organizations: 1. It is very exciting to see the marketing information for my book now available on Amazon: The book will be available in traditional hard cover as well as a Kindle edition, and both should be
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Forthcoming Book on Hidden Organizations
June 28th, 2012 / 4:10 am
From the Director’s Deck: Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye
June 27th, 2011 / 5:00 am
From the Director’s Deck: Say Hello to the Future
June 20th, 2011 / 11:26 am
Craig R. Scott
Department Chair
Contact Info
SDW 201
Office Hours:
Mondays 3:30-5:30 or by appointment

Author of the book Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century (2013, Stanford University Press). Check out this video for an overview of my work in this area.

In addition to my research, teaching, and administrative/service duties, I try to have a life outside Rutgers--which can be extra challenging since my wife (Dr. Laurie Lewis) also works here! We have two amazing children who are now both in high school, Parker and Mikyla. I am taking a few months off basketball (following knee surgery for a torn meniscus), have recently joined the Hunterdon Harmonizers (a barbershop choir that competes and puts on shows here in NJ), am a proud fan of my Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos (what an amazing season!), and generally enjoy living and working in New Jersey (except for the rather cold winters).

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Ph.D. - Organizational Communication (Graduated August, 1994)
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, M.A. - Speech Communication (Graduated May, 1991, Summa Cum Laude)
Regis University, Denver, CO, B.A. - Communication Arts (Public Relations) and B.S. - Business Administration (Graduated May, 1989, Summa Cum Laude)

My research examines anonymity and identification in organizations and related communication contexts. More specifically, I am interested in:

  • Hidden organizations
  • Organizational communication
  • Communication technologies in the workplace
  • Issues of work-related identification
  • Anonymous communication
  • Communication theory
Publications and Presentations

See full CV below for list of publications.

Watch my video about Hidden Organizations (2 minutes of fun!).

Click here for the special issue of Management Communication Quarterly on Hidden Organizations.

Click here for more information on my book Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century (2013, Stanford University Press)

Click here for a video about my research on anonymity.

Member of the National Communication Association, International Communication Association, Academy of Management, and Association of Internet Researchers.

Ph.D. Program - Rutgers School of Communication & Information - (Past Director)