Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb

Professor, Business Education, Jones College of Business

Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb
(615) 898-2369
Room N429, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
Post Office Box 10175, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Grubb is an expert in business and workplace communication with an emphasis on generational differences in the skillsets of millennials and baby boomers and how they can better communicate with and benefit one another.

Areas of Focus

Business/Workplace communication | Meeting, Event, Exhibition and Convention Management | Talent development

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Degree Information

  • PHD, University of Southern Mississippi (1995)
  • MED, University of Southern Mississippi (1992)
  • BS, University of Southern Mississippi (1991)

Areas of Expertise

Business/Workplace Communication; Talent Development; Meeting, Event, Exhibition, and Convention (MEEC) Management

Biography

Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE); Certified Online Instructor (COI); Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi (August 1995) Concentration: Human Resource Development/Adult Education/Business Dissertation: The Effects of Age, Learner Profile, and Keyboarding Skill on Self-Reported Computer Anxiety Among Traditional Versus Non-Traditional College Students M.Ed., The University of Southern Mississippi (August 1992) Concentration: Human Resource Development/Adult Education/Business B.S., The University of Southern Mississippi (May 1991) Concentration: Business Education

Research / Scholarly Activity

2020-2022 Research Projects include the following:

  • 21st Century Workplace Attire:  Professional or Casual (with Dr. Raholanda White)--in process
  • Employers' Perceptions of the Use of Emojis in Professional Messages as a Means of Personalizing Digital Communication
  • Profile of Business Teachers (with Dr. Robert Blair)--in process
  • University/College Students' Questionable Behavior and Interactions in Synchronous Remote/Hybrid Cour...
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2020-2022 Research Projects include the following:

  • 21st Century Workplace Attire:  Professional or Casual (with Dr. Raholanda White)--in process
  • Employers' Perceptions of the Use of Emojis in Professional Messages as a Means of Personalizing Digital Communication
  • Profile of Business Teachers (with Dr. Robert Blair)--in process
  • University/College Students' Questionable Behavior and Interactions in Synchronous Remote/Hybrid Courses as Identified by Faculty--in process
  • A Comparison of Student Outcomes:  Remote versus Online Learning in Two Junior-Level Business Communication Courses

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