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M.A. 1998, Ph.D. 2002, Texas A&M University
Specialties: Organizational communication, health communication, group communication, research methods
Kevin Real, PhD, is Associate Professor and the Douglas and Carole Boyd Professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky. His research interests involve communication in healthcare organizations, implementation of quality improvement processes such as Appreciative Inquiry in organizations, and occupational safety and health. His research has been published in Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, AI Practitioner, Communication Theory, Communication Research, and Human Communication Research. He has won numerous awards Top Paper Awards at national and international conferences. He has been recognized at the University of Kentucky with a Research Excellence Award and a Teaching Excellence Award from the College of Communication and Information.