Vernon Miller received his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from The University of Texas at Austin. He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Communication and Management at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the communicative aspects of the employment interview, organizational socialization, newcomer information seeking, and role negotiation as well as the role of communication in large-scale organizational change processes. His work appears in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, Management Communication Quarterly, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Managerial Issues. Dr. Miller is a member of the Academy of Management, International Communication Association, and National Communication Association. He serves as an Associate Editor to Management Communication Quarterly.