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John C. Lammers

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Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Professor Emeritus


JOHN LAMMERS, Ph.D. ( is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he helped to found the Health Communication Online Masters of Science Program (HCOM).  He teaches courses in Health Communication and Organizational Communication. His research focuses on the role of institutions in organizational life. Currently he is studying the emergence of medical scribes as a professional role in health care.

Research Interests

Institutional Theory
Communication in Health Organizations


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stanford University (1983-1985)
Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Davis (1983)
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis (1979)
B.A., Psychology, California State University, Humboldt (1977)

Courses Taught

Advanced Organizational Communication (CMN 412)
Communication in Health Organizations (CMN 463)
Seminar in Organizational Communication (CMN 529)
Communication in Health Organizations, Professions, and Policy (CMN507)

Recent Publications

O'Connor, A., & Lammers, J. C. (2022). Articulating the value of an institutional perspective in csr communication research. In The Routledge Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility Communication (pp. 60-72). Taylor and Francis.

Atouba, Y. C., & Lammers, J. C. (2020). Examining the relationships between participative organisational communication practices and burnout among IT professionals. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, 31(7-8), 814-828.

Bryan, A. L., & Lammers, J. C. (2020). Professional fission in medical routines: Medical scribes and physicians in two US hospital departments. Journal of Professions and Organization, 7(3), 265-282.

Atouba, Y. C., Carlson, E. J., & Lammers, J. C. (2019). Directives and Dialogue: Examining the Relationship Between Participative Organizational Communication Practices and Organizational Identification Among IT Workers. International Journal of Business Communication, 56(4), 530-559. [232948841667243].

Carlson, E. J., Poole, M. S., Lambert, N. J., & Lammers, J. C. (2017). A Study of Organizational Reponses to Dilemmas in Interorganizational Emergency Management. Communication Research, 44(2), 287-315.

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