Academics & Pedagogy


Ph.D., Organizational Communication, August 2019

from The Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 
Advisor: Dr. Stacey Connaughton
Committee: Drs. Patrice Buzzanell, Heather Canary, and Laura Zanotti
Dissertation: Womxn and the ‘Brilliant Jerks’ They Work With: Sexism and Policy Knowledge Construction in the Tech Industry

M.A., Communication Studies,  August 2015

from Baylor University, Waco, TX
Advisor: Dr. Lacy McNamee
Committee: Drs. Bradley Owens, and Leslie Hahner
Thesis: College Women’s Perceptions of Role in the Workforce and
the Gender Wage Gap

B.A., Journalism, Public Relations, & New Media, May 2012

from Baylor University, Waco, TX

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Communication Theory (COM 102)
Spring & Fall 2018

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of human communication across its many sub-disciplines. 

Fundamentals of Speech Communication (COM 114)
Fall 2015 & Spring 2016

This course is designed to help students develop the skills and strategies required for effective public speaking. 

Approaches to Interpersonal Communication (COM 212)
Spring & Fall 2017

This course is designed to introduce students to the study of the basic characteristics of human communication and the theoretical and practical implications of these characteristics. 

Communicating in the Global Workplace (COM 224)
Spring 2018

This course is designed to explore communication issues that arise in the global workplace and help students develop an appreciation of the relationship among culture, communication, and ways of organizing and doing business. 

Introduction to Organizational Communication (COM 324)
Spring, Summer & Fall 2016, & Spring 2017

This course is designed to introduce students to approaches to, and perspectives, theories, and critiques of organizational communication. 

Career, Communication Issues, & Strategies (COM 427)
Fall 2017

This specialty course is designed to explore the nature of career from a variety of definitions and strategies for employability, success, entrepreneurship, and advancement in corporate and not-for-profit contexts. 


Independent Research Project, Spring 2017-2018, Purdue University 

Mentored an undergraduate student in qualitative research methods through an active research project. 

Graduate Instructor Mentor, Fall 2017, Purdue University 

Formally mentored a first-year doctoral student through her first semester teaching Fundamentals of Speech Communication.