My Career in a Nutshell

I believe the main focus of my research, teaching, and consulting work is to help groups of individuals work together to accomplish great things. Past studies suggests we don't work very well together, and I like to diagnosis why that is and then develop solutions. That is who I am and what I do.


If you'd like to learn more, please follow my blog, read some of my research, or feel free to reach out to me.

National Communication Association
November 2021 in Seattle, WA
Comm 750 - Conflict Communication
Spring 2021


NDSU Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Lectureship
November 19, 2019

NDSU PKP Faculty Lectureship

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My faculty lecture focused on three fundamental problems with teamwork, which explains why we often fail in our team efforts. But don't worry, I suggest some solutions as well.

Technology in Meetings


My new publication in Computers in Human Behavior looks at what we think of others when they are own their phones during meetings. Spoiler alert - we don't like them!