My experiences in the workplace have convinced me of the need to for communication scholars to do more research in organizations and share their findings with the people in the field. As an organizational communication major, my research areas are relationships and diversity within organziations. My current research is on how the reliance on grants by nonprofits influences the organizational identification of their employees.
I am also keenly aware of the interconnectedness of the world and the role of communication in promoting cross cultural understanding between the cultures of the world. I believe in giving students the opportunity to bring their experiences and what is going on around them to bear on their class materials.
Out of the classroom and the research fields, I love being with family and friends, traveling and enjoying a good game of tennis.