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Meet the Experts

Brenda Allen

Brenda Allen
Associate Dean - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of Communication
University of Colorado - Denver

Karen Ashcraft

Karen Ashcraft
Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder

Kevin Barge

Kevin Barge
Professor, Organizational Communication, Leadership, Conflict
Texas A&M

 

Connie Bullis
Associate Professor of Communication
University of Utah

George Cheney

George Cheney
Professor of Communication
University of Utah

Nashir Contractor

Nashir Contractor
Jane S. & William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University

Stanley Deetz

Stanley Deetz
Professor of Communication and Director of Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

Eric Eisenberg

Eric Eisenberg
Professor and Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of South Florida

Gail Fairhurst

Gail Fairhurst
Professor of Communication
University of Cincinnati

Finn Frandsen

Finn Frandsen
Professor, Director of Centre ASB Centre for Corporate Communication
Aahrus School of Business

Janet Fulk

Janet Fulk
Professor
University of Southern California

 

Shiv Ganesh
Senior Lecturer – Management Communication
Waikato Management School

H. L. (Bud) Goodall

H. L. (Bud) Goodall
Professor
Arizona State University

 

Leonard Hawes
Professor of Communication
University of Utah

Michele Jackson

Michele Jackson
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
University of Colorado at Boulder

Winni Johansen

Winni Johansen
Associate Professor, ASB Centre for Corporate Communication
Aahrus School of Business

Colleen Keough

Colleen Keough
Associate Clinical Professor
University of Southern California

Timothy Kuhn

Timothy Kuhn
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

 

John Lammers
Associate Professor, Director of Master's Program in Applied Communication
University of Illinois

Ben Lee

Ben Lee
Senior Lecturer
University of Southern California

Peter Monge

Peter Monge
Professor
University of Southern California

Dennis Mumby

Dennis Mumby
Professor and Chair, Organizational Communication
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Karen Myers

Karen Myers
Assistant Professor
University of California - Santa Barbera

Anne Nicotera

Anne Nicotera
Associate Professor of Communication
George Mason University

Marshall Scott Poole

Marshall Scott Poole
David and Margaret Romano Professorial Scholar, Senior Research Scientist, and Director of I-CHASS: The Institute for Computing
University of Illinois

Linda Putnam

Linda Putnam
Professor of Communication
University of California - Santa Barbera

Susan Resnick-West

Susan Resnick-West
Susan Resnick-West
University of Southern California

Patricia Riley

Patricia Riley
Associate Professor; Director, Global Communication master's degree program
University of Southern California

Cynthia Stohl

Cynthia Stohl
Professor of Communication
University of California - Santa Barbera

Michael Stohl

Michael Stohl
Professor of Communication
University of California - Santa Barbera

Rebecca Weintraub

Rebecca Weintraub
Clinical Professor; Director, Master of Communication Management program
University of Southern California

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Patricia Riley
Patricia Riley
Associate Professor; Director, Global Communication master's degree program
University of Southern California

Dr. Riley is a specialist in organizational communication and internationally known for her work on institutional politics and organizational culture change. Her most recent research focuses on the role of communication infrastructure in knowledge management processes and on the role of communication and information technologies in organizational change and transformation. She has a new grant funded by the DOD to help develop and evaluate virtual training. Her work has appeared in such books as Organizational Communication and Change, Organizational Culture, Advances in Leadership Research and the Handbook of Organizational Communication, and in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Management, Argument and Advocacy, New Management and Communication Reports. She is presently working on a book with Warren Bennis called Organizational Redevelopment.

Dr. Riley teaches undergraduate courses in organizational communication and graduate seminars on power and politics in organizations, organizational culture, and organizational communication theory. An expert in research methods, she also teaches graduate seminars in field research methodology and multivariate statistics. In addition, she is an associate member of the USC Leadership Institute, teaches in the Executive Program in the Marshall School of Business, is an adjunct member of the East Asian Studies Center and directs both the undergraduate and graduate internship programs.

An experienced organizational consultant, Dr. Riley conducts workshops and seminars for top executives in areas such as reengineering, leadership, advocacy, strategic communication, knowledge management, organizational learning, and managing change. She has facilitated structural reorganizations, developed transformation programs, trained Total Quality Management and programs in empowered work teams, and designed numerous attitude and marketing surveys. She has also assisted both technical and human resources training programs with large-scale interventions by developing multi-million dollar state and federal grants. Her recent clients include both profit and non-profit institutions: ALCOA, Boeing, 3M, Qualcomm, Raytheon, California School of Professional Psychology, California State University Los Angeles, Hewlett Packard, Hughes Aircraft, Los Angeles Times, Rossier Schools, Santa Margarita Water District, Treasure Chest Advertising, th University of Southern California, and Wavetek Corporation. In addition, she has worked with numerous Japanese companies including Kyocera, Mitsubishi and the Japanese National Railroad.

She is married to Professor Thomas Hollihan and has a daughter Alexandra and a son Sean. They reside in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles.