I am a PhD student at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), concentrating in Group and Organizational Communication.
As a researcher, I take a multi-level approach to the broad question, How do organizational contexts and networks affect teamwork and collaboration?
As a teacher and mentor, I believe in dynamic engagement that is tailored to the needs and contexts of my students.
Organizational and small group communication
Inter-organizational and interdisciplinary collaboration
Diversity and Teams
Qualitative and mixed methods
Higher education and research administration
My research asks How do organizational contexts and networks affect teamwork and collaboration? I take a multi-level approach to studying:
how policies affect organizational members
how organizational infrastructure affects research collaborations
how external environments affect team coordination and teamwork
My research aims to build communication theory and provide practical information for supporting teams and organizations as they work together across boundaries.
CMN 390: Research Reflections
CMN 213: Small Group Communication
CMN 212: Introduction to Organizational Communication
CMN 101: Public Speaking
CMN 368: Sexual Communication
Wilson, S. R., Barley, W. C., Ruge-Jones, L., & Poole, M. S. (2020). Tacking amid tensions: Using oscillation to enable creativity in diverse teams. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0021886320960245
Pilny, A., Dobosh, M., Poole, M. S., Yahja, A., Ruge-Jones, L., Proulx, J., & Campbell, A. (2020). Team coordination in uncertain environments: The role of processual communication networks. Human Communication Research, 46(4), 385-411. doi: 10.1093/hcr/hqz020