Andrew Pilny


236 Blazer Dining

Associate Professor

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. in Communication, 2015 Dissertation title: Social movements as networks of communication episodes Committee: Marshall Scott Poole (Chair) Michelle Shumate (Director), John Lammers, Jana Diesner
M.A .in Communication, 2010 Chair : Michelle Shumate
B.A. in Political Science, 2008



Andrew Pilny (Ph.D., University of Illinois) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. His main research areas concerns the develop of effective organizing social systems and structures. His research has been applied to nonprofit organizations, social movement groups, work teams, and dark organizations. Andy also specializes in social network analysis. His work has been featured in Information, Communication, & Society, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, Communication Yearbook, Western Journal of Communication, and Social Psychology Quarterly.