David Carlone, Ph.D.

David Carlone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

114 Ferguson Building


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., North Carolina State University

Scholarly interests:

Organizational communication, cultural studies, social and cultural theory, interpretive and critical research methodologies and methods

My research interests lie at the intersection of organizational communication and cultural studies. I study the communicative and cultural foundations for, and implications of, the new economy.

Courses taught:

  • CST 200 Communication and Society
  • CST 300 Communication Theory
  • CST 308 Organizational Communication
  • CST 460 Communication and Class
  • CST 460 Organization, Culture & the New Economy
  • CST 460 DIY Communication and Culture
  • CST 602 Engaging Communication Research Methodology
  • CST 630 Organization, Democracy, and Community

Recent research:

Outcalt, A. & Carlone, D. (in press). Millennial generations: How Millennials engage discursive opening amidst corporate colonization of the lifeworld. In M. Z. Ashlock & A. Atay (Eds.), From theory to practice: Examining Millennials reshaping organizational cultures. Lanham, MD: Lexington

Carlone, D. (2017). Scientific management. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Carlone, D. (2017). Capitalism. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Kellett, P. M., Schwartzman, R. & Carlone, D. (2016). Bangalore to Bengaluru—Garden City to Silicon Valley: Scenes from a rapidly changing and conflicted city space. In W. Jia (Ed.), Intercultural communication: Adapting to emerging global realities (pp. 137-156). San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Dempsey, S. E, & Carlone, D. (2014). Communication and/as labor: Implications for power, agency, and social change. In J. S. Hanan & M. Hayward (Eds.), Communication and the economy: History, value and agency (pp. 45-66). New York: Peter Lang.

Carlone, D. (2013). Infecting capitalism: The class process, communication, and surplus. ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 13, 527-554. (Special issue on The communism of capital? Ephemera is an independent, international, and online journal: http://www.ephemerajournal.org/)


  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association