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Desrayaud Publishes Research on Conflict Style

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Nathalie Desrayaud, PhD, Visiting Instructor in Communication Arts, is second author of the article “Deciding to Use Organizational Grievance Processes: Does Conflict Style Matter?” The research report appears in the November 2014 issue of the national, academic journal Management Communication Quarterly, published by Sage in Thousand Oaks, CA. The study focused on whether college students’ conflict styles are associated with their decision to work with university ombuds in conflicts with professors.

Desrayaud’s research examines the role of communication in forming and maintaining conflict cultures within organizations. In this article, she explores how organizational members’ personal differences impact their approaches to finding solutions and resolving conflict. Desrayaud (PhD, Purdue University) joined the FIU faculty in August 2013 after serving on the Missouri State University faculty. She teaches a slate of FIU courses including Gender & Communication, Intercultural Communication, Organizational Change, and Organizational Communication.

Management Communication Quarterly is the top journal focused exclusively on organizational communication, according to the 2013 Journal Citation Reports. MCQ is a national, peer-reviewed journal that “publishes conceptually rigorous, empirically-driven, and practice-relevant research from across the organizational and management communication fields” according to the SAGE website. Dr. Desrayaud article is available at http://mcq.sagepub.com/content/28/4/561.full.pdf+html.

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