My research examines how communication strategies impact women and minority leaders in dominant U.S. culture. In addition, I emphasize invitational rhetoric as a theory to guide conflict management practices.
human communication, gender communication and leadership, narratives, conflict management, invitational rhetoric
BASE 2104 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience
Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Focuses on major business decisions integrating across business functional areas. Students complete multiple business projects drawing on knowledge and tools from previous BCOR courses. Recommended corequisites: BCOR 2301 2302, 2303 and 2304.
BCOR 1030 - Communication Strategy
Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
Helps develop basic communication skills to prepare you for success in the business world. This communication and social science theory-based, skill-building course is framed in Fiske and Cuddy's person perception theory that all people are perceived on two dimensions, competence and warmth. You will learn how to use communication skills to strategically demonstrate those dimensions.
COMM 2650 - Business and Professional Communication
Develops knowledge of concepts and skills required for successful participation in contemporary workplace communication. Focuses on communication processes associated with contexts such as sales, leadership, diversity, teamwork, customer service, and conflict. Facilitates students conduct of self-assessment, networking, interviewing, and other career-development strategies. Provides students training in informative and persuasive business presentations. Recommended prerequisites: COMM 1300 and COMM 1600.
MBAE 6530 - Negotiations
Negotiation is subtle skill. The goal of this course is to make you a better negotiator. Students will explore the major concepts and theories of the psychology of negotiation, and apply their knowledge of these topics through directed practice and case analysis. Successful students will be committed to actively participating in the simulations, and be willing learn from the feedback as well as the behavior of others in the course.
ORGN 3025 - Essential Management Skills
Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
The course takes as its starting point the fact that not all students will be leaders. A student may end up as an individual contributor, or manager of a small group of people, or an owner of a sole-proprietorship. Students can have a tremendous impact on these roles and the questions becomes, how can they become the best they can be? Formerly MGMT 3025.