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Craig R.

Professor Emeritus of Communication

Emeritus Faculty

SDW 201

Craig Scott, in addition to his research, teaching, and administrative duties, tries to have a life outside Rutgers. He has two amazing children (Parker and Mikyla) with his wonderful wife and colleague (Laurie Lewis), plays basketball regularly, faithfully follows his Super Bowl-champion Broncos, and sings in a barbershop choir.


Arizona State University
Ph.D., Organizational Communication

San Diego State University
M.A., Speech Communication

Regis University
B.A., Communication Arts

Regis University
B.S., Business Administration


Craig Scott's research examines anonymity and identification in organizations and related communication contexts with a special emphasis on hidden organizations—those where the identity of the organization and/or its members is communicatively concealed from key others. He is also interested in organizational communication, communication technologies in the workplace, issues of work-related identification, and communication theory.

Selected Publications

Scott, C. R. (2015). Bringing hidden organizations out of the shadows: Introduction to the special issue. Management Communication Quarterly, 29, 503-511.

Scott, C. R., Rains, S. A., & Haseki, M. (2011). Anonymous communication: Unmasking findings across fields. In C. Salmon (Ed.), Communication Yearbook (vol. 35, pp. 299-342). New York: Routledge.

Scott, C. R., & Haseki, M. (2015). Communication, visibility, and the informal economy: A framework for future research. In P. Godfrey (Ed.), Management, society, and the informal economy (pp. 42-59). New York: Routledge.

Scott, C. R. (2013). Anonymous Agencies, Backstreet Businesses, and Covert Collectives: Rethinking Organizations in the 21st Century. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 

Scott, C. R., & Lewis, L.K., editors (2017). International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication (Vols.1-4). New York: Wiley.

Awards & Recognitions

Outstanding Faculty Member (as selected by doctoral students), School of Communication & Information Ph.D. Program, Rutgers University, 2015

Book Award, Association for Business Communication Distinguished Publication in Business Communication, 2014

National Communication Association Applied Communication Division Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award, 2014

Top Paper Award, National Communication Association Human Communication Technology Division, 2014

Top Book Award, Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2013

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