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Patrice M. Buzzanell
Department Chair

Patrice M. Buzzanell

Office: CIS 3054

Patrice M. Buzzanell (Ph.D., Purdue) is Chair and Professor of the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida and Endowed Visiting Professor for the School of Media and Design at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Fellow and Past President of the International Communication Association, she also has served as President of the Council of Communication Associations and the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender. She became a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 2017. Her research focuses on career, work-life policy, resilience, gender, and engineering design in micro-macro contexts. She has published: 4 edited books; over 200 journal articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries; and numerous engineering education and other proceedings. She has edited Management Communication Quarterly (MCQ) and forums or special issues for several journals. She has served on 25 editorial boards (17 current) and on the Oxford Research Encyclopedia and other advisory boards. Her NSF grants focus on engineering ethics scales and processes as well as design thinking for the professional formation of engineers. Among her awards and honors, she recently received ICA’s B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award and the Provost Outstanding Mentor Award at Purdue, where she was University Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair and Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

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Graduate Course Offerings

SPE 6934 : Career Theory & Strategies

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