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Stacey L. Connaughton
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Stacey L. Connaughton (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin, 2002) is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue University. Her research examines leadership and identification in geographically distributed contexts, particularly as these issues relate to virtual teams/organizations and political parties.

Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Purdue's Center for International Business Education and Research. Her published work has appeared in Small Group Research, Journal of Communication, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, Communication Yearbook, The Howard Journal of Communications, Corporate Communication: An International Journal, Knowledge Management Review, and her book, Inviting Latino Voters: Party Messages and Latino Party Identification, was published in 2005 by Routledge.

She has been invited to present her research to industry, military, and higher educational audiences, and has facilitated workshops and written guidebooks in the areas of virtual teams, leadership, team-building, and strategic planning in the United States, Canada, and China.

At Purdue, Dr. Connaughton teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational communication theory, leadership, and research methods and is the recipient of several teaching awards.